Spitfire F Mk IXc

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Spitfire F Mk IXc
General characteristics
1 personCrew
3.0 tEmpty weight
3.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
11 500 mCeiling
sec18.4/18.4/16.2Turn Time
84 km/hStalling speed
Rolls-Royce Merlin-61Engine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
774 km/hStructural
270 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannonWeapon 1
480 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
1 х 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
Sl icon.png5 340/6 780/4 300Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
240 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.54 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Spitfire F Mk IXc. For other uses, see Spitfire (Disambiguation)


The Spitfire F Mk IXc in the garage

The Spitfire F Mk IXc is a Rank III gift British fighter with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB) and 4.7 (RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm" as a reward during Royal Air Force centenary.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
 ?  ? 11 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 11 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
774 270 N/A ~12 ~7
Optimal velocities
< 321 < 400 < 450 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,200 m 1,330 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 in front of pilot.
  • 3 mm Steel plate on top of fuel tanks.
  • 4 mm Steel plate on pilot's seat. Behind pilot is another 6-7 mm steel plate.
  • 3 mm Steel plates around ammunition.
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage


Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)

The Spitfire F Mk IXc is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 480 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

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

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

Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons


  • Significantly increased firepower compared to the regular Spitfire F. Mk IX at a minimal performance cost.
  • Ammunition pool boost to 120 rounds per gun compared to the 60 rounds of predecessors.
  • Superb low altitude performance.
  • Highly maneuverable and excellent roll rate.
  • Great climb rate.
  • Same armament to the Spitfire Vc albeit with a slightly more powerful engine.
  • Very good at for Boom and Zoom and turn fighting.
  • Engine will not shut off performing a quick Negative G maneuver unlike the Spitfires before it


  • Poor acceleration.
  • 20mm Cannon armament exerts significant recoil on the light airframe, forcing the plane's nose slightly downwards during prolonged fire.
  • Poor Energy retention in sharp turns.
  • Only one flap setting (landing), and the ripping speed is really low.
  • Ammunition pool is easy to burn out without trigger discipline.
  • Hispanos have a tendency to jam with prolonged firing.
  • Light airframe, which can't withstand a lot of punishment before breaking.
  • Suffers heavily from compression in steep dives.
  • Poor performance at high altitudes.
  • A leak to the cooling system of the liquid cooled engine means death in minutes.


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