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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} premium American fighter {{Battle-rating|3}}.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} premium American fighter {{Battle-rating|3}}.  It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 4,878 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|617||599|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||16.9||17.5||17.3||20.4||320
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 4,878 m)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? ||320
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
 
|-
 
|-
| X || X || X || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| X || X || || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! -
 
! -
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || ??? || ~?? || ~?
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || N/A || ~12 || ~6
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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| < 321 || < 400 || < 450 || > 250
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp  
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| 3,200 m || 1,380 hp || 2,084 hp  
 
|-
 
|-
<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! Optimal altitude
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp  
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| 6,200 m || 1,310 hp || 1,978 hp  
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="3" | Setting 3
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<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! Optimal altitude
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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.''-->
 
<!--''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 in front of pilot.
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* 3 mm Steel plate on top of fuel tanks.
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* 4 mm Steel plate on pilot's seat. Behind pilot is another 6-7 mm steel plate.
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* 3 mm Steel plates around ammunition.
  
* No armour plating
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* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
* No armour glazing
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* More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage
* Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
 
* More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage
 
  
 
== 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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<!--''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.''-->
{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
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{{main|Browning .303 (7.7 mm)|Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
  
* 4 x 7.5 mm [[MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)|MAC 1934]] machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
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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 ===
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''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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=== Suspended armament ===
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Main article:&nbsp;'''[[:Category:Suspended armaments|Bombs]]'''''-->
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<!--''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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{{main|G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV (250 lb)}}
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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 ===
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== Usage in the battles ==
 
== Usage in the 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 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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<!--''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).''-->All Spitfire versions served primarily as fighter aircraft. Due to its high maneuverability it excels in dogfight matched only by few opponents (mainly Japanese). Due to its vulnerabilities, namely it's low ammunition load and somewhat flimsy air frame, it is not recommended to attack heavily armed bombers. It can outclimb many rivals at its tier, and the climb rate is one of its great advantages. Yet it is not recommended to try to catch up with zoom-climbing enemy fighters, because Spitfire will most likely run out of speed before you manage to engage the opponent. Therefore go into a shallow, but high-speed climb to patiently gain the same altitude as the foe. Do not waste too much speed or altitude to the BnZ bounces from above, or else it will not work. In emergency situations, when an opponent is diving onto you, your speed is insufficient to face them and when there are no clouds to hide in, you can descent to the top tree level and use sharp turns and preferably uneven terrain to make dive attack impossible for your opponent. He will most likely have to pull up before he can attack, due to his high speed. Exactly in that moment when he is pulling up, you can take initiative.
  
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
===Manual Engine Control===
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! Type  
 
! Type  
 
|-
 
|-
| 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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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" |Combined|| rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
===Modules===
 
===Modules===
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As a Premium Aircraft, this Spitfire comes with all modules unlocked and equipt.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! colspan="1" | Tier
 
! colspan="1" | Tier
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| Radiator
 
| Radiator
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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|Offensive 7 mm
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|Offensive 20 mm
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
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| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
|  
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|New 7 mm MGs
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|New 20 mm cannons
 
|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
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| Engine
 
| Engine
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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|SBC mark 25
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|Mk.II year 1942
 
|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
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| Cover
 
| Cover
 
|  
 
|  
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|Mk.II year 1943
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
*
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* Excellent Rate of climb that will rival that of the later Griffon Spitfires and most late war props.
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* Excellent acceleration from a standing start due to the boost configuration.
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* Good maneuverability, albeit lower than other Spitfires (I-V Marks).
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
*
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* Features the British 7.7 mm 303 Browning machine guns
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* Tendency to break its wings during high speed maneuvers.
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* Very low ammunition count, must be very conservative.
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* Poor engine performance at high altitudes.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==

Revision as of 11:43, 13 April 2019

▃Spitfire LF Mk IXc
spitfire_ix_usa.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.0/5.7/5.7BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
3.9 tTake-off weight
3.25 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11 500 mCeiling
Rolls-Royce Merlin-66Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
774 km/hStructural
270 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannonWeapon 1
240 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 2
1 400 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
1 x 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
Economy
6 900 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 700/3 930/1 490Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
290 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
166 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
200 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png250 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Spitfire LF Mk IXc (USA). For other uses, see Spitfire (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage Spitfire LF Mk IXc USA.jpg


The ▃Spitfire LF Mk IXc is a Rank IV premium American fighter with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB) and 5.0 (SB).  It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,878 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
617 599 11 500 16.9 17.5 17.3 20.4 320
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,878 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 11 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 320

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 ~6
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
3,200 m 1,380 hp 2,084 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
6,200 m 1,310 hp 1,978 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

The Spitfire LF Mk IXc (USA) 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

The Spitfire LF Mk IXc (USA) 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

All Spitfire versions served primarily as fighter aircraft. Due to its high maneuverability it excels in dogfight matched only by few opponents (mainly Japanese). Due to its vulnerabilities, namely it's low ammunition load and somewhat flimsy air frame, it is not recommended to attack heavily armed bombers. It can outclimb many rivals at its tier, and the climb rate is one of its great advantages. Yet it is not recommended to try to catch up with zoom-climbing enemy fighters, because Spitfire will most likely run out of speed before you manage to engage the opponent. Therefore go into a shallow, but high-speed climb to patiently gain the same altitude as the foe. Do not waste too much speed or altitude to the BnZ bounces from above, or else it will not work. In emergency situations, when an opponent is diving onto you, your speed is insufficient to face them and when there are no clouds to hide in, you can descent to the top tree level and use sharp turns and preferably uneven terrain to make dive attack impossible for your opponent. He will most likely have to pull up before he can attack, due to his high speed. Exactly in that moment when he is pulling up, you can take initiative.

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

As a Premium Aircraft, this Spitfire comes with all modules unlocked and equipt.

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:

  • Excellent Rate of climb that will rival that of the later Griffon Spitfires and most late war props.
  • Excellent acceleration from a standing start due to the boost configuration.
  • Good maneuverability, albeit lower than other Spitfires (I-V Marks).

Cons:

  • Features the British 7.7 mm 303 Browning machine guns
  • Tendency to break its wings during high speed maneuvers.
  • Very low ammunition count, must be very conservative.
  • Poor engine performance at high altitudes.

History

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Media

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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

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


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