✪ Spitfire LF. Mk.IXc

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General info

The Spitfire LF Mk IX in the garage.

The ✪ Spitfire LF Mk IXc is a premium Rank IV American fighter with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB) and 5.0 (SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. It costs 6,900 GE.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

All Spitfire versions served primarily as fighter aircraft. Due to its high maneuverability it excels in dogfight matched only by few opponents (mainly Japanese). Due to its vulnerabilities, namely it's low ammunition load and somewhat flimsy air frame, it is not recommended to attack heavily armed bombers. It can outclimb many rivals at its tier, and the climb rate is one of its great advantages. Yet it is not recommended to try to catch up with zoom-climbing enemy fighters, because Spitfire will most likely run out of speed before you manage to engage the opponent. Therefore go into a shallow, but high-speed climb to patiently gain the same altitude as the foe. Do not waste too much speed or altitude to the BnZ bounces from above, or else it will not work. In emergency situations, when an opponent is diving onto you, your speed is insufficient to face them and when there are no clouds to hide in, you can descent to the top tree level and use sharp turns and preferably uneven terrain to make dive attack impossible for your opponent. He will most likely have to pull up before he can attack, due to his high speed. Exactly in that moment when he is pulling up, you can take initiative.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent Rate of climb that will rival that of the later Griffon Spitfires and most late war props.
  • Excellent acceleration from a standing start due to the boost configuration.
  • Good maneuverability, albeit lower than other Spitfires (I-V Marks).

Cons:

  • Features the British 7.7 mm 303 Browning machine guns
  • Tendency to break its wings during high speed maneuvers.
  • Very low ammunition count, must be very conservative.
  • Poor engine performance at high altitudes.

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total)
  • 4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gun, wing-mounted (350 rpg = 1400 total)

Payloads

  • 1 x G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bomb

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Rolls-Royce Merlin-66 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1032 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1404 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 605 kg
Name: Rolls-Royce Merlin-66 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1018 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1390 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 605 kg
Name: Rolls-Royce Merlin-66 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1018 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1390 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 605 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 617 km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 11,500 m
  • Turn Time: 16.9 s
  • Rate of Climb: 17.3 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 320 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 11,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 320 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 599 km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 11,500 m
  • Turn Time: 17.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 20.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 320 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 11,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 320 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 599 km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 11,500 m
  • Turn Time: 17.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 20.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 320 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 11,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 320 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)




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0.44
0.88
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1.76
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Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP

Supercharger Stage #2: 100%

Supercharger Stage #2: WEP



Modules and improvements

As a Premium Aircraft, this Spitfire comes with all modules unlocked and equipt.

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the Spitfire Mk.IX series from live.warthunder

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-usa.png Spitfire LF Mk.IXc
Nation US
Design Family Supermarine Spitfire
Type Fighter
Interceptor
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~2960 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~3234 kg
Takeoff Weight ~3900 kg
Wing Area ~22 m²
# Flap Positions 1
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1300 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~643.68 kph at 4878 m
Climb Rate ~26.80 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~272.16 kph
Turn Time ~15.50 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~132.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~6526 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~7130 lb
Takeoff Weight ~8598 lb
Wing Area ~242 ft²
# Flap Positions 1
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1300 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~399.96 mph at 16004 m
Climb Rate 87.93 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~169.11 mph
Turn Time 15.50 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~27.04 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II 120 RPG
4 x 7.7 mm Browning 350 RPG
Payload Option 1
Nothing Loaded Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
1 x 💣 250 lbs Bomb
Limits
Max Speed limit 774 kph
Gear lmit 260 kph
Max static +G's ~12
Max static -G's ~6
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <321 kph
Rudder <400 kph
Elevators <450 kph
Radiator >250 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 481 mph
Gear lmit 162 mph
Max static +G's ~12
Max static -G's ~6
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <199 mph
Rudder <249 mph
Elevators <280 mph
Radiator >155 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
3200 m
10499 ft
100% Enginepower 1380 hp
WEP Enginepower 2084 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
6200 m
20341 ft
100% Enginepower 1310 hp
WEP Enginepower 1978 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)