Spitfire F Mk IXc

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This page is about the premium British fighter Spitfire F Mk IXc. For other versions, see Spitfire (Family).
Spitfire F Mk IXc
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Spitfire F Mk IXc
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Description

The Spitfire F Mk IXc is a rank III gift British fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm" as a reward during Royal Air Force centenary.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 8 537 m642 km/h
Turn time17 s
Max altitude11 500 m
EngineRolls-Royce Merlin-61
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight4 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 8,537 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 618 602 11500 18.1 18.8 15.3 15.3 380
Upgraded 669 642 16.3 17.2 23.7 18.9

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
774 270 N/A N/A 230 ~12 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 321 < 400 < 350 > 450
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,200 m 1,330 hp 1,543 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
7,500 m 1,150 hp 1,334 hp
The curves of a Spitfire F MK 9c

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural774 km/h
Gear270 km/h
  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of the pilot
  • 3 mm Steel plate on top of fuel tanks
  • 4 mm Steel plate on pilot's seat. Behind pilot is another 6-7 mm steel plate
  • 3 mm Steel plates around ammunition
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • Liquid cooling system at the wing root

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB6 000 Sl icon.png
RB12 000 Sl icon.png
SB6 800 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts240 000 Sl icon.png
Aces700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces790 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 260 / 310 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 154 / 154 / 154 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
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Engine
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Mods ammo.png
hispano_belt_pack
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
hispano_mk2_new_gun
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gun camora mod.png
Mk.II year 1942
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
SBC mark 25
Mods gun camora mod.png
Mk.II year 1943

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 14 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon
Ammunition480 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)

The Spitfire F Mk IXc is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 480 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups1
List of setups
Setup 11 x 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
(ammunition: 0 rounds)

The Spitfire F Mk IXc can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • Without load
  • 1 x G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bomb

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable

Auto control available

Combined Controllable Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Significantly increased firepower compared to the regular Spitfire F. Mk IX at a minimal performance cost
  • Ammunition pool boost to 120 rounds per gun compared to the 60 rounds of predecessors
  • Good low altitude performance
  • Highly manoeuvrable and excellent roll rate
  • Good climb rate
  • Very good at Boom and Zoom
  • Engine (fuel injected) will not shut off performing a quick Negative G manoeuvre unlike the Spitfires before it (RB/SB)

Cons:

  • Poor acceleration and rate of climb at high altitude
  • Heavy recoil when firing, although can be negated by tap firing
  • Mediocre energy retention in sharp turns
  • Only one flap setting (landing), and the ripping speed is really low
  • Ammunition pool is easy to burn out without trigger discipline
  • Hispanos overheat and jam quickly
  • Light airframe, which can't withstand a lot of punishment
  • Suffers heavily from compression in steep dives
  • A leak in the cooling system can cripple the engine in minutes

History

The Spitfire Mk IX was the result of combining the Spitfire Mk V airframe with a Rolls-Royce Merlin 61 (F - fighter variant) , 66 (LF - low altitude fighter variant), or 70 (HF - high altitude fighter variant) engine in order to improve performance. The Spitfire Mk IX was hastily developed as a temporary response to the Focke-Wulf 190 while production of the improved Spitfire Mk VIII airframe was ramping up. Early models of the Spitfire Mk IX were equipped with what was known as the "c" wing. The "c" wing was designed to decrease production cost and time when compared to the "a" and "b" wings while allowing for use of universal armament installation giving it the nomenclature of the universal wing. The "c" wing was capable of equipping 8 Browning .303 machine guns, 2 Hispano 20 mm autocannons and 4 Browning .303 machine guns, or 4 Hispano 20 mm autocannons. The most common configuration was that of 2 Hispano 20 mm autocannons and Browning .303 machine guns as equipping the wing with 4 Hispano 20 mm autocannons resulted in technical problems which could cause the guns to malfunction at high altitude.[1] Later models of Mk IX were equipped with the "e" type wing which was a slightly improved version of the "c" type that allowed for the installation of 2 Browning .50 calibre machine guns and 2 Hispano 20 mm autocannons.

Media

The Spitfire F MK 9c it's definitely one of the best. It holds a good mix of turning abilities and engine power.

See also

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External links

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Supermarine
Spitfires (Merlin engine)  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop
  Spitfire F Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfires (Griffon engine)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafires  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Jet Fighters  Attacker FB 1 · Scimitar F Mk.1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Export  ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · ▃Spitfire LF Mk IXc · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc

Britain fighters
Fury  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II
Nimrod  Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS
Sea Gladiator  Sea Gladiator Mk I
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I/L · Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
Spitfire (early-Merlin)  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc
Spitfire (late-Merlin)  Spitfire F Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfire (Griffon)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib/L
Tempest  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P)
Sea Fury  Sea Fury FB 11
Other  MB.5 · Firecrest · Wyvern S4
  Foreign:
Australia  ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II
France  ▄D.520 · ▄D.521
USA  Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Thunderbolt Mk.1 · ▄Mustang Mk IA

Britain premium aircraft
Fighters  Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II · ▄D.520
  Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Thunderbolt Mk.1 · ▄Mustang Mk IA
  Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe
  Typhoon Mk Ib · Wyvern S4 · MB.5
Twin-engine fighters  Hornet Mk.I · Whirlwind P.9
Jet fighters  Harrier GR.1 · Hunter FGA.9 · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper
Attackers  ▄Wirraway
Bombers  ▄Avenger Mk II · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄DB-7 · ▄Hudson Mk V · ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · Swordfish Mk II

  1. The Spitfire Site (2010, April 15). The Hispano Cannon. http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/spitfire-the-hispano-cannon.html