Spitfire F Mk 24
1 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 4
4 x RP-3 rocketsSetup 6
4 x RP-3 rocketsSetup 7
|This page is about the British fighter Spitfire F Mk 24. For other variants, see Spitfire (Family).|
The Spitfire F Mk 24 is a rank IV British fighter with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB), 6.7 (RB), and 6.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.39.
The Spitfire F Mk 24's Rolls-Royce Griffon engine is the fighter's greatest asset, but it is still very agile at medium speeds of around 400-500 km/h. When the Mk 24 cannot make use of its Griffon engine it is highly vulnerable, so pilots should take care to avoid situations where speed and acceleration is a non-factor in victory.
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 8,232 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
|Wings (km/h)||Gear (km/h)||Flaps (km/h)||Max Static G|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
|< 482||< 400||< 400||> 500|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|4,600 m||1,510 hp||2,190 hp|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|8,600 m||1,360 hp||1,993 hp|
Survivability and armour
- 3 mm Steel - Armour plating ammo cover (both wings)
- 6 mm Steel - Upper prop hub plate
- 12.7 mm Steel - Fore cockpit armour plate
- 4 mm Steel - Pilot's seat
- 7 mm Steel - Behind pilot's seat
- 4 mm Steel - Pilot's headrest
- 42.8 mm Bulletproof glass - Armoured windscreen
The Spitfire F Mk 24 is armed with:
- 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannons, wing-mounted (175 rpg inner + 150 rpg outer = 650 total)
The Spitfire F Mk 24 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
- Without load
- 2 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (500 lb total)
- 3 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (750 lb total)
- 2 x 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (1,000 lb total)
- 1 x 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bomb + 2 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (1,000 lb total)
- 3 x 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (1,500 lb total)
- 8 x RP-3 rockets
- 2 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs + 4 x RP-3 rockets (500 lb total)
Usage in battles
The Spitfire F Mk 24 is an outstanding plane in realistic battles with few weaknesses, meaning the enemy will have a really hard time either catching the Mk 24 or shaking it off of their tail, and only the most skilled of opponents will stand a chance.
It is very important to avoid hard turning or rolling above 500 km/h as the plane risks shearing its wings. It is also very important to monitor your energy state as the Spitfire F Mk 24 is a relatively large fighter aircraft and will be a big target at low speeds.
The main task for a Mk 24 pilot is to utilize the immense power of the Rolls-Royce Griffon engine, which allows the Spitfire to climb at an insanely high rate. The pilot should always use his climb rate to his advantage in combat, using his altitude to dictate the terms of an engagement. Target altitude should usually be around 5-6 km on smaller maps and 6-7 km on larger maps such as Norway or Spain where the Griffon engine will perform optimally.
The Spitfire F Mk 24's main combat tactic is Boom & Zooming due to its outstanding speed, armament, and engine output. Because of the last point, Energy fighting is an option open to the Mk 24 as well, when engaging an enemy separated from his team. The Rolls-Royce Griffon engine is what opens the Spitfire F Mk 24 to both of these tactics. Not only does the Griffon engine bestow the Mk 24 with incredible top speed, but it also causes the fighter to accelerate incredibly fast allowing it to keep its speed for longer even in a sharp climb.
Although boom-and-zooming and energy fighting are the main tactics of the Spitfire F Mk 24, the fighter is also able to keep up with most enemies in-turn fights with few exceptions (namely Japanese fighters). Try to maintain a speed of between 400-500 km/h; this is where the plane maintains a high turn rate. Turning below this velocity against planes such as the Bf 109 G-14 is not recommended. It is important to note that the Mk 24 should avoid combat at low altitude especially versus Soviet Fighters who excel below 4 km. The Spitfire F Mk 24's strength is at high altitude combat, where it can abuse the power of its Griffon engine.
Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Controllable
Auto control available
| Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Auto control available
|I||Fuselage repair||Radiator||HSBC mk.2||HSBC mk.3|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||HMBC mk.2||HMBC mk.3|
|III||Wings repair||Engine||Offensive 20 mm||HRC mk.8|
|IV||150 octane fuel||Engine injection||Cover||Mk.II year 1943|
- The Spitfire F Mk 24's performance relies on its engine and that should thus be the focus of research. It is recommended you progress through your research in the following order:
- Offensive 20 mm
- Engine injection
- 150 octane fuel
- Wings repair
- Fuselage Repair
After you have researched all of the above, complete the remaining research in any order. The Offensive 20 mm upgrade is incredibly useful due to the power of the "Air targets" belt on Hispano Mk.II cannons, which is why it is prioritized over the Engine upgrades even with the focus on engine-related upgrades.
Pros and cons
- Powerful engine which provides incredible climb rate, good acceleration and top speed
- Equipped with 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannons, which are highly powerful and have a high rate of fire
- Incredible at energy fighting
- Performs extremely well at medium to high altitudes
- Excellent acceleration in a dive
- High turn rate at medium speeds (approximately 500 km/h (311 mph))
- Identical to the Mk 22 model with the exception of added 150 octane fuel modification and default chrome paint scheme
- Can pretty much decimate everything it encounters when played properly
- Is an excellent vehicle to go against jets with
- Very good roll rate
- Wing rip speed is 875 km/h (544 mph)
- Infinite WEP duration
- Works well with manual engine control
- Armament is mounted on the wings
- Wings are highly susceptible to shearing at higher speeds
- WEP causes the plane to consume fuel at a fast rate
- Suffers at lower altitudes where the engine isn't operating at full potential
- Extremely poor low-speed performance
- Underwing radiators create a large amount of drag, especially when open
The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.24 was a single engine, single seat fighter which served with the Royal Air Force during the early post war period. The Mk.24 was the very last land based Spitfire of the long and illustrious line of fighters. It differed only from late production Spitfire Mk.22s in having two extra fuel tanks fitted in the rear fuselage and provisions for under wing rockets. Late versions of the Spitfire Mk.24 were also fitted with the short barrel Hispano Mk.V 20mm cannon. Only 54 Spitfire Mk.24s were built with a further 27 being converted from Mk.22 airframes.
Contra-rotating propellers were tested on the Mk.21, 22 and 24 Spitfires but were still not perfected in time to see service on this last Spitfire variant. The contra-rotating propeller would, however see front line service with the Fleet Air Arm's Seafire Mk.46 and Mk.47. The Spitfire Mk.24 entered service in 1946 with No.80 Squadron in Gutersloh, Germany; the squadron later moved to Hong Kong. In January 1952 the RAF's last front line Spitfire squadron handed its aircraft over to the Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force, ending a legacy of over 25 years of perhaps the most famous and iconic fighter aircraft in aviation history.
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