Spitfire F Mk 22

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Spitfire F Mk 22
spitfire_f22.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
6.0/6.3/5.7BR
1 personCrew
3.6 tEmpty weight
5.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
11 800 mCeiling
sec20.3/20.3/19.5Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Rolls-Royce Griffon-61Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
875 km/hStructural
260 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannonWeapon 1
650 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
3 х 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 2
2 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 3
2 х 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
1 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
Setup 4
3 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 5
6 х RP-3 rocketsSetup 6
Economy
71 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
260 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png8 020 / 10 065/13 320 / 16 716/3 440 / 4 317Repair
74 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
260 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 200 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.78 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Spitfire F Mk 22. For other uses, see Spitfire (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage Spitfire F Mk 22.jpg


The Spitfire F Mk 22 is a Rank IV British fighter with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB), 6.3 (RB), and 6.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.39.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 8,232 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
703 687 11,800 19.6 20.8 16.0 18.5 420
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 8,232 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
784 740 11,800 17.8 18.2 35.7 23.7 420

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
875 260  ??? ~12 ~7
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 482 < 400 < 470 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,600 m 1,510 hp 2,190 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
8,600 m 1,360 hp 1,933? hp

Survivability and armour

  • 42.8 mm Bulletproof glass - Armored windscreen
  • 4 mm Steel - Armored pilot seat
  • 4 mm Steel - Armor plate behind pilot seat
  • 7 mm Steel - Armor plate behind pilot seat
  • 3 mm Steel - Armored boxes around the wing ammunition (each wing)
  • 12.7 mm Steel - Armored plate between fuel tanks.
  • 6 mm Steel - Armored plate in front of liquid cooling system.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)

The Spitfire F Mk 22 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannons, wing-mounted (175 rpg inner + 150 rpg outer = 650 total)

      Main article: Bombs, Rockets

The Spitfire F Mk 22 can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bombs (500 lb total)
  • 3 x G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bombs (750 lb total)
  • 2 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 1 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bomb + 2 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 3 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 6 x 76 mm RP-3 rockets

Usage in the battles

The new wing shape and larger control surfaces of the 22/24 series are a distinctive feature of the aircraft.

The Spitfire F Mk 22 an excellent plane in realistic battle with few weakness, henceforth the enemy will have a really hard time shaking the Spitfire off of its tail and only few will succeed.

It is very important to avoid hard turning or rolling above 500 kph IAS, because the plane may loose its wing.

The main task for a pilot is to utilize the great climb rate (altitude = control engagements). Target altitude should usually be around 5-6 km on smaller maps and 6-7 km on larger maps such as Norway and Spain. The main form of attack (especially when there are more fighters around the target) is Boom & Zoom. Energy fighting is an option too, if in 1 vs 1 situation. The Griffon Spitfire is excellent energy fighter, the namesake Griffon engine provides a lot of horsepower which can be used instead of energy retention (-> Boom & Zoom). Remember to maintain speed, altitude advantage, and judge the enemies energy state.

Specific enemies worth noting

Griffon Spitfire can keep up with most enemies in turn fights, excluding most Japanese fighters and Bf 109s, both of which are more agile. Try to maintain a speed of between 500-400 kph IAS; this is where the plane maintain great agility, turning bellow this velocity against planes such as the 109G-14 is really not recommended. When fighting Soviet fighters it is NOT recommended to duel them between 1-4 km altitude.

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator HSBC mk.2 HSBC mk.3
II Compressor Airframe HMBC mk.2 HMBC mk.3
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 20 mm HRC mk.8
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm Cannons
  • The Griffon is Energy fighter/Boom & Zoom plane (suggested upgrade order):
  1. Fuselage Repair
  2. Radiator
  3. Compressor
  4. Airframe
  5. Offensive 20 mm
  6. Engine
  7. Wings Repair
  8. Fuel Injection
  9. Cover (many of the upgrades are crucial to boost the aircrafts speed and climb rate)

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 4 x cannons with high rate of fire
  • Excellent climb rate
  • Quite agile at medium and higher speeds
  • Very responsive elevator(starts to lock at speeds above 600 kph IAS)
  • Brutal acceleration when using WEP
  • Good performance at higher altitudes

Cons:

  • From time to time, fights jets which can be tricky to fight
  • Mediocre roll rate
  • Poor agility at lower speeds and significant drag/mass ratio at high speeds limits optimal combat speed range
  • Due fuel tanks locations, it can be light up very easily
  • Landing gear rips very easily, especially during take-off and landing if we exceed 260 kph
  • Landing flaps also break off at roughly the same speed as the gear, making it a bit tricky to use
  • Somewhat slow without utilizing WEP

History

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Read also

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