Spitfire F Mk IXc

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Spitfire F Mk IXc
General characteristics
1 personCrew
3.0 tEmpty weight
3.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
11 500 mCeiling
sec18.4/18.4/16.2Turn Time
84 km/hStalling speed
Rolls-Royce Merlin-61Engine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
774 km/hStructural
270 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannonWeapon 1
480 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
1 х 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
Sl icon.png4 600/5 900/4 230Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
240 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.54 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the British aircraft Spitfire F Mk IXc. For other vehicles of the same family, see Spitfire (Family).


GarageImage Spitfire F Mk IXc.jpg

The Spitfire F Mk IXc is a rank III gift British fighter with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB) and 4.7 (RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm" as a reward during Royal Air Force centenary.

General info

Flight Performance

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

Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
618 602 11 500 18.1 18.8 15.3 15.3 380
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
669 642 11 500 16.3 17.2 23.7 18.9 380


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
774 270 N/A ~12 ~7
Optimal velocities
< 321 < 400 < 450 > 250
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

Survivability and armour

  • 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


Offensive armament

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

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 20mm
II Compressor Airframe New 20mm cannons
III Wings Repair Engine Mk.II Year 1942 SBC mark 25
IV Engine Injection Cover Mk.II Year 1943

Pros and cons


  • 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)


  • 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


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See also

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