Spitfire Mk Vc/trop

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Spitfire Mk Vc/trop
spitfire_mk5c.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.7/4.3/5.3BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.7 tEmpty weight
3.4 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 500 mCeiling
sec18.4/18.4/16.2Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Rolls-Royce Merlin-45MEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
760 km/hStructural
270 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannonWeapon 1
480 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
40 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
150 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6 400 / 8 211/6 000 / 7 698/1 320 / 1 693Repair
43 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
150 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.54 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the British fighter Spitfire Mk Vc/trop. For the non-tropical version, see Spitfire Mk Vc. For other uses, see Spitfire (Family).

Description

GarageImage Spitfire Mk Vc trop.jpg


The Spitfire Mk Vc/trop is a rank III British fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB), 4.3 (RB), and 4.7 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29, originally under the name Spitfire Mk Vc, however this was changed in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm" to the current and accurate name.

The Mk Vc/trop is a plane with no outstanding strengths or weaknesses. Its most outstanding aspect is its good manoeuvrability and powerful armament. Unfortunately, the Mk Vc/trop carries over all of the performance shortcomings of the Mk Vb/trop. Unfortunately, when coupled with its 5.3 (AB)/4.3 (RB) BR the Vc/trop will be put with slightly superior planes such as the Spitfire F Mk IX or the Ki-84 in realistic battles, and in arcade battles it will be put with far superior planes such as the Fw 190 D-9 and Spitfire F Mk 22.

The armament is composed of 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannons. The recommended belt is most definitely air targets due to the composition of purely HEFI and HEFI-SAPI. The stock cannons are extremely inaccurate and prone to overheating. Fire them sparingly due to the relatively low ammo count.

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 3,963 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
562 543 10 500 17.2 17.8 14.4 14.4 340
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,963 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
628 592 10 500 15.8 16.2 27.1 19.5 340

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
760 270 N/A ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 321 < 400 < 350 > 450
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,800 m 1,200 hp 1,704 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Armoured windscreen
  • 4 mm Steel - Armoured plates behind pilot, coupled with another 6-7 mm Steel plate behind that
  • 3 mm Steel - Armoured plate in front of engine above propeller
  • 1 mm Steel - Armoured plate in front of front top fuel tank
  • 3 mm Steel - Armoured plates around ammunition

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)

The Spitfire Mk Vc/trop is armed with:

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

Usage in battles

It is recommended that one turn-fights with the Vc. Boom & Zoom is not effective, due to the slow dive-acceleration, climb rate, and energy retention. The maximum speed of the Vc at both 4.3 and 5.3 is poor. Planes such as the Bf 109 G-2/trop or P-63A-10 can easily catch it. The roll rate is average on the Vc. Due to the slow acceleration and speed, the Vc will enter "furballs" at a slower speed than most other planes. The Vc also bleeds speed extremely quickly. Therefore, the performance of the Vc are below average (except for the armament and manoeuvrability). The performance at altitude of the Vc is abysmal compared to the similar Mk IX. One can side-climb to gain altitude capability, but it is not recommended.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 20 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons
III Wings repair Engine Mk.II year 1942
IV Engine injection Cover Mk.II year 1943

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great forward armament in 4 x 20 mm Hispano cannons
  • Great ammo belts
  • Good manoeuvrability
  • Good low-level performance
  • Decent sustained climb rate

Cons:

  • Bad roll rate for a fighter
  • No bomb options unlike other similar-BR Spitfire variants
  • Poor performance at altitude
  • Poor acceleration
  • Poor maximum speed
  • Mediocre durability
  • Poor dive-speed acceleration
  • Very high repair cost

History

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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


Britain fighters
Fury  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II
Nimrod  Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS · Sea Gladiator Mk I
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I Late · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
Spitfire  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc · Spitfire F Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfire (Griffon)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Prendergast's Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib /Late
Tempest and Fury  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P) · Sea Fury FB 11
Wyvern  Wyvern S4
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Other countries  ▄D.520 · ▄D.521 · ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Mustang Mk IA · ▄Corsair F Mk II · Martlet Mk IV