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General info

The Spitfire Mk Vb/trop in the garage.

The Spitfire Mk Vb/trop is a Rank III British fighter with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB) and 3.3 (RB/SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Having picked up the experience from the Previous Mk Ia, IIa and IIb, most players will welcome the Spitfire Mk Vb. The Vb sports a new and more powerful Merlin-45 inline compared to the previous Merlin-XII engine giving it an extra 100 horsepower 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘶𝘱𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘥, which provides better high altitude performance and a faster top speed than the IIb. Unfortunately, the Vb still has similar problems as experienced in with the early spitfires such as a very weak airframe, weak wings, bad roll rate at high speeds and lack of combat flaps to help with dog-fighting.

Vehicle characteristics

The new Merlin-45 provides more horsepower than the Merlin-XII when upgraded, but provides less when stock, which gives the Vb a stronger feeling of "stock syndrome". The Vb is also the first spitfire to sport the powerful Hispano Mk.II's which can load the feared British "Air Targets" belt and has better overall ballistics compared to the Hispano Mk.I's.

Tactics

A Spitfire Mk. Vb/trop attacking a German Bf 109

While being a decent fighter in RB, you have to take care of the wings. This is especially true when diving, once you pass 315mph (506.94km/h) move the cursor slowly in the direction you're going and keep the throttle at idle as this will allow the plane to burn speed and prevent the wings from being torn off, this mark of Spitfire has a very bad tendency of doing this at high speed and many players fail to recognize this problem.

Specific enemies worth noting

BF-109's. The great nemesis, the Messerschmitts are able to challenge you on a more than even footing with their high top speed, acceleration and high altitude performance. You will commonly encounter BF-109 F-4's which use a powerful and accurate MG 151 cannon that can load the devastating German Minenshoß which can tear right through the Spitfire's already weak airframe. Never challenge one at a high altitude, try to bring it down to a lower altitude and force it to turn fight.

Counter-tactics

Spitfires are generally hard to counter, but early Spitfires suffer from bad high altitude performance and a weak airframe, so try to engage it at a high altitude and abuse its weak airframe to Boom & Zoom it.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent turn time
  • Powerful cannons
  • Extremely maneuverable
  • High ammo count for the .303 Brownings
  • Can do a bit of negative G maneuvers unlike it's predecessors

Cons:

  • Low ammo count for the Hispanos
  • .303s have low damage output
  • Poor high altitude performance
  • Prone to overheating easily
  • Very fragile
  • Somewhat poor climb rate

Specifications

Armaments

  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon, wing-mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
  • 4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gun, wing-mounted (350 rpg = 1,400 total)

Armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 4 mm Steel plate in pilot's seat.
  • 6-7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
  • 3 mm Steel boxes around the wing ammunition.
  • 1 mm Steel plate in front of top fuel tank.
  • 3 mm Steel plate in front of liquid cooling system.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Rolls-Royce Merlin-45 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 877 hp (Stock), 1264 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1220 hp (Stock), 1608 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 605 kg
Name: Rolls-Royce Merlin-45 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 865 hp (Stock), 1040 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1208 hp (Stock), 1383 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 605 kg
Name: Rolls-Royce Merlin-45 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 865 hp (Stock), 1040 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1208 hp (Stock), 1383 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 605 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 541 km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 10,500 m
  • Turn Time: 17.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 11.2 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 340 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 607 km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 10,500 m
  • Turn Time: 16.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 27.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 340 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 526 km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 10,500 m
  • Turn Time: 18.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 13.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 340 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 573 km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 10,500 m
  • Turn Time: 16.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 17.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 340 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 526 km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 10,500 m
  • Turn Time: 18.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 13.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 340 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 573 km/h
    • at height: 4,878 m
  • Max altitude: 10,500 m
  • Turn Time: 16.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 17.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 340 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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0.34
0.68
1.02
1.36
1.7
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Ingame description

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Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the Spitfire Mk.Vb from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-gbr.png Spitfire Mk Vb/trop
Nation Britain
Design Family Supermarine Spitfire
Type Fighter
Interceptor
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~2610 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~2899 kg
Takeoff Weight ~3400 kg
Wing Area ~22 m²
# Flap Positions 1
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1040 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~572.94 kph at 4878 m
Climb Rate ~17.80 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~248.38 kph
Turn Time ~16.50 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~116.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~5754 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~6391 lb
Takeoff Weight ~7496 lb
Wing Area ~242 ft²
# Flap Positions 1
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1040 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~356.01 mph at 16004 m
Climb Rate 58.40 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~154.34 mph
Turn Time 16.50 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~23.76 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x Hispano Mk.II 60 RPG
4 x Browning 350 RPG
Limits
Max Speed limit 760 kph
Gear lmit 270 kph
Combat Flaps 290 kph
Max static +G's ~13
Max static -G's ~7
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <321 kph
Rudder <400 kph
Elevators <460 kph
Radiator >250 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 472 mph
Gear lmit 168 mph
Combat Flaps 180 mph
Max static +G's ~13
Max static -G's ~7
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <199 mph
Rudder <249 mph
Elevators <286 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 not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
4800 m
15748 ft
100% Enginepower 1190 hp
WEP Enginepower 1583 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)