Spitfire Mk IXc (USSR)

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VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
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This page is about the gift Soviet fighter Spitfire Mk IXc (USSR). For other versions, see Spitfire (Family).
▂Spitfire Mk IXc
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GarageImage Spitfire Mk IXc (USSR).jpg
▂Spitfire Mk IXc
AB RB SB
5.3 5.7 5.0
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Description

The ▂Spitfire Mk IXc is a premium gift rank IV Soviet fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB), 5.7 (RB), and 5.0 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

It was made available for purchase in-game with Golden Eagles Ge icon.png briefly after the release of Update 1.39, then in November 2014, then during the 2017 "Spitfire Day" mini-event, then during the 2017 "Royal joust" mini-event and in April 2022. It was also gifted as a reward for the 2015 "WW2 Chronicles" event.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 4 878 m659 km/h
Turn time15 s
Max altitude11 500 m
EngineRolls-Royce Merlin-66
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight4 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 4,878 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 632 611 11500 16.4 17.0 22.2 22.2 320
Upgraded 735 690 14.8 14.8 43.3 31.8

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 ~10 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 321 < 400 < 350 > 470

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural774 km/h
Gear270 km/h
Armour plates
  • 38 mm (66°) Bulletproof glass - Frontal windscreen
  • 4 mm Steel - Pilot's seat
  • 6-7 mm Steel - Plates behind the pilot
  • 3 mm Steel - Plate on top of the non-sealing fuel tank
  • 3 mm Steel - Plates around the wing ammunition
Modules
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • The top fuel tank is not self-sealing but the bottom fuel tank is
  • Liquid cooling systems are located at each wing root and the oil cooling system is under the engine

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 300 Sl icon.png
RB14 440 Sl icon.png
SB2 200 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts290 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces960 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 70 / 240 / 290 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 166 / 166 / 166 % 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
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Mods oil.png
150 octane fuel
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Mods ammo.png
bmg303_belt_pack
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
hispano_belt_pack
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
bmg303_new_gun
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 gun camora mod.png
Mk.II year 1943

Armaments

Offensive armament

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

The Spitfire Mk IXc (USSR) 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

Like most Spitfires, the Spitfire Mk IXc (USSR)'s strength lies in its rate of climb and turn rate.

Generally use the 20 minute charge in Air Realistic Battles, since the engine usually consumes enough when using the emergency power. Climb at between 20 and 25 degrees.

The biggest threats you will have will be other Spitfires, which there will be many considering that a possible opponent nation the Spitfire Mk IXc (USSR) can fight is Great Britain, as well as premium variants in America and Israel tech tree (though the latter also has two normal versions as well). Another nation to be cautious around is Japan, which have fighters like the Ki-84, N1K, and J2M that could take on a Spitfire pilot.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Auto control available
Combined Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very agile like all Spitfires
  • Good climb rate
  • Very good acceleration
  • Can out turn anything except for the Zeros

Cons:

  • Slightly slower than the British and American Spitfires
  • Cannons tend to overheat
  • Can't take damage very well
  • Roll rate at high speeds is terrible
  • Has the average Mk. II Hispano cannons (called Hisparkos for a reason)
  • No access to suspended armaments for combines battles

History

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Media

Skins
Videos

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


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