Spitfire F Mk IXc

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This page is about the premium British fighter Spitfire F Mk IXc. For other versions, see Spitfire (Family).
Spitfire F Mk IXc
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Spitfire F Mk IXc
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The Spitfire F Mk IXc is a premium gift rank III British fighter with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB) and 4.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm" as a reward for the 2018 "Royal Air Force Centenary" event.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 8 537 m642 km/h
Turn time17 s
Max altitude11 500 m
EngineRolls-Royce Merlin-61
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight4 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 8,537 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 618 602 11500 18.1 18.8 15.3 15.3 380
Upgraded 668 642 16.3 17.2 23.7 18.9


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
774 270 N/A N/A 230 ~12 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 321 < 400 < 350 > 450
The curves of a Spitfire F MK 9c

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural774 km/h
Gear270 km/h
  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of the 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)
  • Liquid cooling system at the wing root

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB3 400 Sl icon.png
RB10 000 Sl icon.png
SB1 200 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts240 000 Sl icon.png
Aces700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces790 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 70 / 220 / 280 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 154 / 154 / 154 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Mods radiator.png
Mods compressor.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
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Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Mods armor frame.png
Mods armor cover.png
Mods ammo.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gun camora mod.png
Mk.II year 1942
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SBC mark 25
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Mk.II year 1943


Offensive armament

Ammunition480 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)

The Spitfire F Mk IXc is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

List of setups (1)
Setup 11 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
Main article: AN-M57 (250 lb)

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

  • Without load
  • 1 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb (250 lb total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Auto control available
Combined Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

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
  • Good low altitude performance
  • Highly manoeuvrable and excellent roll rate
  • Good climb rate
  • Very good at Boom and Zoom
  • Engine (fuel injected) will not shut off performing a quick Negative G manoeuvre unlike the Spitfires before it (RB/SB)


  • Poor acceleration and rate of climb at high altitude
  • Heavy recoil when firing, although can be negated by tap firing
  • Mediocre 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 overheat and jam quickly
  • Light airframe, which can't withstand a lot of punishment
  • Suffers heavily from compression in steep dives
  • A leak in the cooling system can cripple the engine in minutes


The Spitfire Mk IX was the result of combining the Spitfire Mk V airframe with a Rolls-Royce Merlin 61 (F - fighter variant) , 66 (LF - low altitude fighter variant), or 70 (HF - high altitude fighter variant) engine in order to improve performance. The Spitfire Mk IX was hastily developed as a temporary response to the Focke-Wulf 190 while production of the improved Spitfire Mk VIII airframe was ramping up. Early models of the Spitfire Mk IX were equipped with what was known as the "c" wing. The "c" wing was designed to decrease production cost and time when compared to the "a" and "b" wings while allowing for use of universal armament installation giving it the nomenclature of the universal wing. The "c" wing was capable of equipping 8 Browning .303 machine guns, 2 Hispano 20 mm autocannons and 4 Browning .303 machine guns, or 4 Hispano 20 mm autocannons. The most common configuration was that of 2 Hispano 20 mm autocannons and Browning .303 machine guns as equipping the wing with 4 Hispano 20 mm autocannons resulted in technical problems which could cause the guns to malfunction at high altitude.[1] Later models of Mk IX were equipped with the "e" type wing which was a slightly improved version of the "c" type that allowed for the installation of 2 Browning .50 calibre machine guns and 2 Hispano 20 mm autocannons.



See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


  1. The Spitfire Site (2010, April 15). The Hispano Cannon. http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/spitfire-the-hispano-cannon.html

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