Seafire LF Mk.III

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This page is about the British fighter Seafire LF Mk.III. For the French Seafire, see Seafire LF Mk.III (France). For other versions, see Spitfire (Family).
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Seafire LF Mk.III
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Description

The Seafire LF Mk.III is a rank IV British fighter with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions".

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Max speed
at 3 963 m592 km/h
Turn time16 s
Max altitude10 500 m
EngineRolls-Royce Merlin-55M
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight3 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,963 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 561 541 10500 17.2 17.8 14.6 14.6 340
Upgraded 627 592 15.7 16.2 26.9 19.5

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
760 270 N/A N/A 230 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 321 < 400 < 350 > 500

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural760 km/h
Gear270 km/h

The Seafire LF Mk.III has little protection: your enemies' guns will nearly always hit something vital. The pilot is protected in the rear by a 7 mm steel plate covering the seat, but this is not enough to stop 12.7 mm and 20 mm AP rounds, the kind you will most commonly be facing. The pilot is protected from head-ons by a sloped 38 mm pane of bulletproof glass, and a small amount of armour and fuel tanks in the nose.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 930 → 2 497 Sl icon.png
RB4 690 → 6 068 Sl icon.png
SB8 980 → 11 620 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications40 600 Rp icon.png
78 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 400 Ge icon.png
Crew training48 000 Sl icon.png
Experts170 000 Sl icon.png
Aces820 Ge icon.png
Research Aces440 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 150 / 290 % Sl icon.png
160 / 160 / 160 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 900 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 900 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 600 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 600 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
bmg303_belt_pack
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 900 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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hispano_belt_pack
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 900 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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bmg303_new_gun
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
hispano_mk2_new_gun
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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Mk.II year 1942
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 600 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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Mk.II year 1943
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition240 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Ammunition1 400 rounds
Fire rate1 000 shots/min

The Seafire LF Mk.III is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannons, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total)
  • 4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (350 rpg = 1,400 total)

Usage in battles

The Seafire LF Mk.III should be played as a turnfighter with a good climb rate. Use the plane's good climb rate to get to around 4,000 m and attack low-flying or otherwise disadvantaged opponents. Attacking bombers is not recommended, as you have little ammunition and your offensive armament is not powerful enough to take out bombers before their defensive armament takes you out. Conserve your energy so you can stay manoeuvrable: it is recommended to build up speed in a straight line after reaching altitude.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • The engine does not overheat easily

Cons:

  • Poor mid and high altitude performance
  • Slower than nearly all opponents
  • Weak armament
  • Outperformed by most other fighters at its tier

History

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Media

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See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

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