Spitfire FR Mk XIVe

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Prendergast's Spitfire FR Mk XIVe
General characteristics
1 personCrew
3.3 tEmpty weight
4.6 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
12 000 mCeiling
sec20.3/20.3/19.5Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Rolls-Royce Griffon-65Engine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
794 km/hStructural
260 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannonWeapon 1
270 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
2 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 2
520 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
1 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
Sl icon.png5 100/3 510/1 600Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
380 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.72 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
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GarageImage Spitfire FR Mk XIVe.jpg

The Prendergast's Spitfire FR Mk XIVe is a gift Rank IV British fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/SB) and 5.7 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory". The plane is painted after the camouflage scheme of the plane Canadian pilot James Prendergast used in the No.414 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force, flying reconnaissance and ground attack missions over Europe before the Allied invasion of Normandy in D-Day. It was removed from the store after the 2018 Summer Independence Day Sale.

The Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe was a purpose built low altitude Reconnaissance Airframe. This plane is an example of the 1945 "e" equipped with a clipped "e" type wing, allowing it to mount the respectable armament of 2 cannons and two .50 cals, a camera for reconnaissance and have a bubble canopy. The short wing tips vastly increase the roll rate of the aircraft but sacrifice some horizontal and vertical manoeuvrability. The powerful Griffon Mk.65 allowed it to climb better than the majority of enemy fighters at nearly all attitudes; however, the performance drop at altitudes, compared to full winged XIVe's is noticeable.

Prendergast's Spitfire in-game, as of patch 1.55

The armament of 1 x Hispano MK II and 1 x M2 browning 12.7 mm Mg per wing is more than adequate for all but the heaviest of targets, cannon ammunition is low at only 120 RPG or 240 total. 20 mm ammo should be conserved as much as possible .50 cals should be used vs. soft targets and on shots intended to force an enemy to manoeuvre. Neither can damage AI medium or heavy tanks but both can damage pillboxes when aimed properly.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 8,077 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
 ?  ? 12,000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 400
Max Speed
(km/h at 8,077 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 12,000  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.? 400


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Max Static G
+ -
794 260 ~15 ~9
Optimal velocities
< 321 < 400 < 470 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
8,600 m 1,320 hp 1,824 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Armored windscreen
  • 4 mm Steel plates in pilot's seat
  • 4-7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate between the fuselage fuel tank and oil cooling system
  • 6 mm Steel plate in front of liquid cooling system
  • 3 mm Steel boxes around wing ammunition


Offensive armament

The Spitfire FR Mk XIVe is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannons, wing-mounted (135 rpg = 270 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine gun, wing-mounted (260 rpg = 520 total)

Suspended armament

      Main article: Bombs

The Spitfire FR Mk XIVe can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

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

Usage in the battles

Make sure to climb every match, better off having too much energy than too little. 30-45 minutes of fuel is practically required in RB When faced with an enemy of lower “E” (energy) state at equivalent altitude, zoom climbing and the diving is incredibly effective. This can even be effective VS the infamous Yak 3P.

Rope-a-dope and scissors make good defensive tactics; lowering throttle may be needed to compensate for the lack of flaps. Also using the high roll speed and decent turning can throw off an enemies aim but will cost you some speed.

Conserve ammo! Use you MG’s to conserve cannon ammo whenever possible.

Head to head is possible but not recommended due to the fragile engine , a better tactic is to fake a head on but use your roll and turn speeds to dodge the enemy. However Hispano cannons are very effective at due to their lack of tracers, high velocity and damage.

Manual Engine Control

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover
  • This premium aircraft comes furnished with all modifications unlocked and installed upon purchase.

Pros and cons


  • Fast climber (best at roughly 300 kph (185 mph) at 20 degrees)
  • Excellent vertical manoeuvrability
  • Good zoom climber
  • Fast acceleration
  • Fast roll rate
  • Well armed
  • Cools well at 100% throttle
  • Dive speeds and handling is very good


  • Engine is water cooled and susceptible to damage
  • Requires slow landing speeds
  • Higher stall speed than unclipped Spitfires
  • Low ammo for cannons
  • Lacks Combat flaps
  • WEP has considerably higher fuel usage, take at least 30 minutes, preferably 45


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