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! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
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<!--Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.-->
 
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* 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot
* 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of the pilot
 
 
* 3 mm Steel plate on top of fuel tanks
 
* 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
 
* 4 mm Steel plate on pilot's seat. Behind pilot is another 6-7 mm steel plate
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* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
 
* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
* Liquid cooling system at the wing root
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* More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
 
* 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 480 total)
 
* 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 480 total)
  
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
 
 
* Without load
 
* Without load
 
* 1 x G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bomb
 
* 1 x G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bomb
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! Type  
 
! Type  
 
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Combined || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
Auto control available
 
| rowspan="2" | Combined || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
 
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| Radiator
 
| Radiator
 
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| Offensive 20mm
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| II
 
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| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
| New 20mm cannons
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| III
 
| III
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| Engine
 
| Engine
 
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| Mk.II Year 1942
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| SBC mark 25
 
 
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| Engine Injection
 
| Engine Injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
| Mk.II Year 1943
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* Significantly increased firepower compared to the regular Spitfire F. Mk IX at a minimal performance cost
 
* 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
 
* Ammunition pool boost to 120 rounds per gun compared to the 60 rounds of predecessors
* Good low altitude performance
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* Superb low altitude performance
* Highly manoeuvrable and excellent roll rate
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* Highly maneuverable and excellent roll rate
* Good climb rate
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* Great climb rate
* Very good at Boom and Zoom
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* Same armament to the Spitfire Vc albeit with a slightly more powerful engine
* Engine (fuel injected) will not shut off performing a quick Negative G manoeuvre unlike the Spitfires before it (RB/SB)
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* Very good at for Boom and Zoom and turn fighting
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* Engine will not shut off performing a quick Negative G maneuver unlike the Spitfires before it (RB/SB)
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* Poor acceleration and rate of climb at high altitude
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* Poor acceleration
* Heavy recoil when firing, although can be negated by tap firing
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* 20mm Cannon armament exerts significant recoil on the light airframe, forcing the plane's nose slightly downwards during prolonged fire
* Mediocre energy retention in sharp turns
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* Poor Energy retention in sharp turns
 
* Only one flap setting (landing), and the ripping speed is really low
 
* Only one flap setting (landing), and the ripping speed is really low
 
* Ammunition pool is easy to burn out without trigger discipline
 
* Ammunition pool is easy to burn out without trigger discipline
* Hispanos overheat and jam quickly
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* Hispanos have a tendency to jam with prolonged firing
* Light airframe, which can't withstand a lot of punishment
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* Light airframe, which can't withstand a lot of punishment before breaking
 
* Suffers heavily from compression in steep dives
 
* Suffers heavily from compression in steep dives
* A leak in the cooling system can cripple the engine in minutes
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* Poor performance at high altitudes
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* A leak to the cooling system of the liquid cooled engine can cripple the engine
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''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;''
 
* ''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.''
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
 
''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
 
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''

Revision as of 05:28, 9 July 2019

Spitfire F Mk IXc
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FIND ON MARKETPLACE
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.7/4.7/4.3BR
FighterClass
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
InlineType
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
Economy
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
This page is about the British aircraft Spitfire F Mk IXc. For other vehicles of the same family, see Spitfire (Family).

Description

GarageImage Spitfire F Mk IXc.jpg


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

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

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

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
774 270 N/A ~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 1,330 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

Armaments

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

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 battles

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 instead, 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).

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 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 (RB/SB)

Cons:

  • 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 can cripple the engine

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 long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See 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.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


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Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
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