Spitfire Mk Vc/trop
|This page is about the aircraft Spitfire Mk Vc/trop. For other uses, see Spitfire (Disambiguation)|
The Spitfire Mk Vc/trop is a Rank III British fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB), 4.3 (RB), and 4.7 (SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29, originally under the name Spitfire Mk Vc, however this was changed in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm" to the current and accurate name.
The Mk Vc/trop is a plane with no outstanding strengths or weaknesses. Its most outstanding aspect is its good manoeuvrability and powerful armament. Unfortunately, the Mk Vc/trop carries over all of the performance shortcomings of the Mk-Vb/trop. Unfortunately, when coupled with its 5.3 (AB)/4.3 (RB) BR the Vc/trop will be put with slightly superior planes such as the Spitfire Mk.IX or the Ki-84 in realistic battle, and in arcade battle it will be put with far superior planes such as the FW-190 D-9 and Spitfire Mk.22.
The armament is composed of 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannons. The recommended belt is most definitely air targets due to the composition of purely HEFI and HEFI-SAPI. The stock cannons are extremely inaccurate and prone to overheating. Fire them sparingly due to the relatively low ammo count.
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, maneuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 3,963 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 3,963 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 321||< 400||< 460||> 250|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|3,800 m||1,200 hp||1,704 hp|
Survivability and armour
- 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Armored windscreen
- 4 mm Steel - Armored plates behind pilot, coupled with another 6-7 mm Steel plate behind that
- 3 mm Steel - Armored plate in front of engine above propeller
- 1 mm Steel - Armored plate in front of front top fuel tank
- 3 mm Steel - Armored plates around ammunition
The Spitfire Mk Vc/trop is armed with:
- 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 480 total)
Usage in battles
It is recommended that one turn-fights with the Vc. Boom & Zoom is not effective, due to the slow dive-acceleration, climb rate, and energy retention. The maximum speed of the Vc at both 4.3 and 5.3 is poor. Planes such as the BF-109 G-2/trop or P-63A can easily catch it. The roll rate is average on the Vc. Due to the slow acceleration and speed, the Vc will enter "furballs" at a slower speed than most other planes. The Vc also bleeds speed extremely quickly. Therefore, the performance of the Vc are below average (except for the armament and maneuverability). The performance at altitude of the Vc is abysmal compared to the similar Mk.IX. One can side-climb to gain altitude capability, but it is not recommended.
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not ontrollable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Offensive 20 mm|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||New 20 mm Cannons|
|III||Wings Repair||Engine||Mk.II year 1942|
|IV||Engine Injection||Cover||Mk.II year 1943|
Pros and cons
- Great forward armament in 4 x 20 mm Hispano cannons
- Great ammo belts
- Good manoeuvrability
- Good low-level performance
- Decent sustained climb rate
- Bad roll rate for a fighter
- No bomb options unlike other similar-BR Spitfire variants
- Poor performance at altitude
- Poor acceleration
- Poor maximum speed
- Mediocre durability
- Poor dive-speed acceleration
- Very high repair cost
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