Spitfire Mk.IX ✭

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General info

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

All spitfire versions served primarily as fighter aircraft. Due to its high manoeuvrability it excels in dogfight matched only by few opponents (mainly Japanese). Due to its vulnerabilities, namely it's low ammunition load and somewhat flimsy airframe, it is not recommended to attack heavily armed bombers. Furthermore it is not recommended to try to catch up with climbing enemy fighters. Because its generally inferior climb rate, spitfire will most likely run out of speed before you manage to engage its opponent. (this has not been my experience at all in this plane, it out-climbs everything at its tier, and the climb rate is one of its great advantages) For these reasons, it is recommended to move just below the clouds so that the enemy cannot dive on you and have to descend to your altitude. 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. (was the author of this flying a spitfire? the plane known to be a fantastic turn fighter?)

Pros and cons

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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 7.7mm 303 Browning machine guns
  • Tendency to break wings its during high speed maneuvers

Specifications

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Armaments

  • 2x 20mm Hispano Mk II cannons (Ammo: 240)
  • 4x 7.7mm Browning 303 machine guns (Ammo: 1400)

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Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)




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Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP

Supercharger Stage #2: 100%

Supercharger Stage #2: WEP



Modules and improvements

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

History of creation and combat usage

Ingame description

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the Spitfire Mk.IX series from live.warthunder

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Spitfire LF Mk.IX
Nation USSR
Design Family Supermarine Spitfire
Type Fighter
Interceptor
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~2960 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~3234 kg
Takeoff Weight ~3900 kg
Wing Area ~22 m²
# Flap Positions 1
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1300 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~643.68 kph at 4878 m
Climb Rate ~26.80 m/s
Turn Time ~15.50 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~132.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~6526 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~7130 lb
Takeoff Weight ~8598 lb
Wing Area ~242 ft²
# Flap Positions 1
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1300 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~399.96 mph at 16004 m
Climb Rate 87.93 ft/s
Turn Time 15.50 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~27.04 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x Hispano Mk.II 120 RPG
4 x .303 Browning synchronized 350 RPG
Limits
Max Speed limit 774 kph
Gear lmit 260 kph
Max static +G's ~12
Max static -G's ~6
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <321 kph
Rudder <400 kph
Elevators <450 kph
Radiator >250 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 481 mph
Gear lmit 162 mph
Max static +G's ~12
Max static -G's ~6
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <199 mph
Rudder <249 mph
Elevators <280 mph
Radiator >155 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
3200 m
10499 ft
100% Enginepower 1380 hp
WEP Enginepower 2084 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
6200 m
20341 ft
100% Enginepower 1310 hp
WEP Enginepower 1978 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)