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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} British fighter {{BR2}}  It was introduced in Update 1.35.
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Because the muzzle velocity of both the Hispanos (muzzle velocity: 870 m/s) and the MGs (muzzle velocity: 854 m/s) is practically the same you could put tracers on the MGs and air belt on the Hispanos. This is a great way for players to get a feel of where to aim in RB and it's easier to hit your shots maximizing your efficiency and potentially saving ammo. A downside to this is that the element of surprise is short lived as your enemy will see the tracers flying past him and he will quickly react. Another thing is that short bursts are required with the cannons especially without the cannon upgrades as they overheat (and thus jam) very quickly.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, maneuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="8" | Characteristics
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|-
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 8,537 m)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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|-
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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|-
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| 622 || 609 || 11,500 || 18.4 || 18.7 || 15.8 || 15.8 || 380
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|-
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! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 8,537 m)
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! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
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|-
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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|-
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| 677 || 650 || 11,500 || 16.3 || 17.2 || 27.9 || 19.5 || 380
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|-
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|}
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====Details====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="5" | Features
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|-
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! Combat flap
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! Take-off flap
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! Landing flap
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! Air brakes
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! Arrestor gear
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|-
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| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="5" | Limits
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|-
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! colspan="2" | Max Static G
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|-
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! +
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! -
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|-
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| 774 || 260 || ??? || ~12 || ~7
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
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|-
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! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Rudder<br>(km/h)
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! Elevators<br>(km/h)
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
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|-
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| < 321 || < 400 || < 450 || > 250
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Setting 1
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|-
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! Optimal altitude
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! 100% Engine power
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! WEP Engine power
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|-
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| 4,200 m || 1,300 hp || 1,543 hp
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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|-
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! Optimal altitude
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! 100% Engine power
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! WEP Engine power
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|-
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| 7,500 m || 1,150 hp || 1,334 hp
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|-
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<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 3
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|-
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! Optimal altitude
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! 100% Engine power
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! WEP Engine power
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|-
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
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|- -->
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|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''
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* 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Armored windscreen
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* 3 mm Steel - Armor plate on top of fuel tanks
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* 4 mm Steel - Armor plate on pilot's seat. Behind pilot is another 6-7 mm steel plate
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* 3 mm Steel - Armor plates around ammunition
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
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{{main|Browning .303 (7.7 mm)|Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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* 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total)
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* 4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gun, wing-mounted (350 rpg = 1,400 total)
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Main article:&nbsp;'''[[:Category:Suspended armaments|Bombs]]'''''
  
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
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* Without load
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* 1 x G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bomb (250 lb total)
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=== Defensive armament ===
 
=== Defensive armament ===
 
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available remove this subsection.''
 
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available remove this subsection.''
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== Usage in the battles ==
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===Manual Engine Control===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="7" | MEC elements
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|-
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! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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|-
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! Oil
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! Water
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! Type
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|-
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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|-
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|}
  
== Usage in the battles ==
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===Modules===
''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
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{| class="wikitable"
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!colspan = "1"| Tier
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!colspan = "2"| Flight performance
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!colspan = "1"| Survivability
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!colspan = "2"| Weaponry
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|-
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| I
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| Fuselage Repair
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| Radiator
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|
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| Offensive 7 mm
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| Offensive 20 mm
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|-
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| II
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|
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| Compressor
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| Airframe
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| New 7 mm MGs
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| New 20 mm Cannons
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|-
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| III
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| Wings Repair
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| Engine
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|
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| SBC mark 25
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| Mk.II year 1942
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|-
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| IV
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|
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| Engine Injection
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| Cover
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|
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| Mk.II year 1943
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Do not use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".''
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Great maneuverability
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* Good roll rate
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* Good low-level performance
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* Larger ammo supply of 120 rpg for the 20 mm cannons, compared to some predecessors with 60 rpg
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* Machine gun ammo pool of 350 rpg make for good, prolonged back up weapons
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* Faster then previous Spitfire versions due to newer engine
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* Performing quick negative G maneuvers will not shut off the engine (RB/SB)
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* You can actually use tracers belts for machine guns, which means this aircraft can help new RB player with shooting
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Ammunition pool for 20 mm still relatively small, must be conservative when shooting
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* Cannons overheat and jam quickly, especially when in stock configuration
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* When 20 mm runs out or jams, plane is left with only four rather underwhelming 7.7 mm machine guns
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* Poor high altitude performance
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* Poor acceleration
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* Roll rate starts stiffening at ~400 kph
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* Liquid-cooled engines mean one hit to the cooling system can force a return to the airfield for repairs (RB/SB)
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* Very difficult to attack bombers, as the engine is very susceptible to damage from enemy gunners
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
''ETC.''
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
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* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''
 
* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
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{{Britain fighters}}

Revision as of 01:48, 4 December 2018

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Spitfire F Mk IX
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Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Spitfire F Mk IX. For other uses, see Spitfire (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage Spitfire F Mk IX.jpg


The Spitfire F Mk IX is a Rank III British fighter Template:BR2 It was introduced in Update 1.35.

Because the muzzle velocity of both the Hispanos (muzzle velocity: 870 m/s) and the MGs (muzzle velocity: 854 m/s) is practically the same you could put tracers on the MGs and air belt on the Hispanos. This is a great way for players to get a feel of where to aim in RB and it's easier to hit your shots maximizing your efficiency and potentially saving ammo. A downside to this is that the element of surprise is short lived as your enemy will see the tracers flying past him and he will quickly react. Another thing is that short bursts are required with the cannons especially without the cannon upgrades as they overheat (and thus jam) very quickly.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 8,537 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
622 609 11,500 18.4 18.7 15.8 15.8 380
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 8,537 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
677 650 11,500 16.3 17.2 27.9 19.5 380

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
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774 260  ??? ~12 ~7
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 321 < 400 < 450 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,200 m 1,300 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 - Armored windscreen
  • 3 mm Steel - Armor plate on top of fuel tanks
  • 4 mm Steel - Armor plate on pilot's seat. Behind pilot is another 6-7 mm steel plate
  • 3 mm Steel - Armor plates around ammunition

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Spitfire F Mk IX is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total)
  • 4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gun, wing-mounted (350 rpg = 1,400 total)

Suspended armament

      Main article: Bombs

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

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

Usage in the battles

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 Offensive 7 mm Offensive 20 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs New 20 mm Cannons
III Wings Repair Engine SBC mark 25 Mk.II year 1942
IV Engine Injection Cover Mk.II year 1943

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great maneuverability
  • Good roll rate
  • Good low-level performance
  • Larger ammo supply of 120 rpg for the 20 mm cannons, compared to some predecessors with 60 rpg
  • Machine gun ammo pool of 350 rpg make for good, prolonged back up weapons
  • Faster then previous Spitfire versions due to newer engine
  • Performing quick negative G maneuvers will not shut off the engine (RB/SB)
  • You can actually use tracers belts for machine guns, which means this aircraft can help new RB player with shooting

Cons:

  • Ammunition pool for 20 mm still relatively small, must be conservative when shooting
  • Cannons overheat and jam quickly, especially when in stock configuration
  • When 20 mm runs out or jams, plane is left with only four rather underwhelming 7.7 mm machine guns
  • Poor high altitude performance
  • Poor acceleration
  • Roll rate starts stiffening at ~400 kph
  • Liquid-cooled engines mean one hit to the cooling system can force a return to the airfield for repairs (RB/SB)
  • Very difficult to attack bombers, as the engine is very susceptible to damage from enemy gunners

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read 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.

Sources

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.


Britain fighters
Fury  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II
Nimrod  Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS
Sea Gladiator  Sea Gladiator Mk I
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I/L · Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop
Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
MB  MB.5
Spitfire (early-Merlin)  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc
Spitfire (late-Merlin)  Spitfire F Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfire (Griffon)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib/L
Tempest  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V
Sea Fury  Sea Fury FB 11
Twin-engine fighters  Hornet Mk.I · Hornet Mk.III · Whirlwind Mk I · Whirlwind P.9
  Foreign:
Australia  ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II
France  ▄D.520 · ▄D.521
USA  Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Thunderbolt Mk.1 · ▄Mustang Mk IA