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Spitfire Fighter World War II Databas

  1. ww2dbaseDesigned by trophy-winning aircraft designer Reginald J. Mitchell and manufactured by Vickers-Armstrongs' subsidiary Supermarine, Spitfire fighters were made to be fast and maneuverable
  2. The greatest compliment paid to this aircraft was probably made at the height of the Battle of Britain by a German ace, who in a moment of anger and frustration, turned to his Commander in Chief and demanded a squadron of Spitfires!
  3. Service statistics: XIV figure Production deliveryOctober 1943 Service delivery combat units6 January 1944 Final delivery1945 Total production figure 957 (all variants: 20,351)

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  1. Not only Britain but the entire free world … if Britain had fallen it’s doubtful the Commonwealth countries would have been able to sustain operations, Russia would have fallen without Germany fighting on two fronts and without the money and arms supplied from UK, critical intelligence networks would have collapsed, Germany would have had free control of the middle east oil, and the US would have had to fight alone on two fronts with no European foothold, with both Germany and Japan free to focus all main forces on them, only one outcome there I’m afraid. So thank God for the Hurricane, the Spitfire, the men who flew them, and the men and women who kept them in the air!
  2. The spitfire is the most famous plane of WW2. Its groundbreaking design and superior specifications gave the British the The Supermarine Spitfire Mark I was an elegant and agile fighting machine
  3. Until the end of the month, by which time 104 V1 had been destroyed by No.91 Squadron, bringing the total to 167. A total of over 300 flying bombs were destroyed by Spitfire Mk XIV.
  4. Yes, the P-51D had the range to get to Berlin and back with drop tanks supplied by a British company. BUT if the P-51’s were bounced over say, Belgium, Holland and France and they had to drop their tanks, the trip to Berlin was NOT POSSIBLE. I understand that P-47’s and Spitfires had to protect the USAAF bomber formations AND THE P-51’s until they themselves had to return to their bases for fuel. only then did the P-51’s start doing their jobs. The Spitfire was a much more flexiable aircraft than the P-51, used on every front during the war (including the arctic circle) Recce, world’s fastest float plane, Seafire, and when stripped down it managed to shoot down high flying German Recce aircraft, 43000 feet above the UK, could also carry weapons under the wings, bombs, rockets, tanks and beer barrels. both aircraft deserved their fame, but I think that the SPITFIRE fame is a little more earned.
  5. Woody gets a couple of things wrong, the Mustang used the Packard built Merlin, and the top speed of the P 51D which entered service mid 1944 was just 437 mph, the Spitfire Mk XIV which entered service 6 months earlier had a top speed of 448 mph, so faster as well as better climb and acceleration, the Spitfire was also more maneuverable, so the Mustang did have more range but it needed to carry a lot of fuel which affected the performance. There are also mistakes in the text at the top ” The Merlin engine, in particular, went from developing 1 440 hp to 2 050 hp, a 42% increase.” The Merlin actually went from 980 hp, 1030 at the start of the war up to 1720 in the Spitfire Mk IX, the 2050 hp is the Griffon, although the Merlin did develop 2,200 hp for the DH Hornet, I don not know about the 1,440hp, maybe the Merlin 45 which was used in the Spitfire Mk V, Another mistake is the over 1,500 Spitfire were produced between 1939 and 1945, over 15,000 would be closer. “

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Supermarine Spitfire in World War I

Spitfire sounds (6). Most recent Oldest Shortest duration Longest duration. Any Length < 2 sec 2 sec - 5 sec 5 sec - 20 sec 20 sec - 1 min > 1 min. All libraries John Leonard William Dunn (US fighter ace who flew Spitfires, P-51s, Hurricanes, and P-47s): “Now, if I had to make the choice of one fighter aircraft above all the others – one that I’d rather have tied to the seat of my pants in any tactical situation – it would be, without any doubt, the world’s greatest propeller driven flying machine – the magnificent and immortal Spitfire.”


There were some U.S. pilots that volunteered to fly for the Brits before the U.S. was really engaged in the war and they all seemed to love the Spitfire and rightfully so. It was the best in the sky at the time. One last comment. I think the Corsair was the best Pacific Theater fighter even though the F-6-F Hellcat was a Zero killer -297 Hellcats lost and 5,000 Jap planes shot down. 305 Hellcat aces created. God bless them all. I just wish we had the quality of leadership in Washington we had in the military during WW ll. Where have all the great leaders gone?The war saw several versions of the aircraft; the Merlin engine, in particular, went from developing 1 440 hp to 2 050 hp, a 42% increase. Throughout the war, the British pilots (as well as pilots from France, Poland, Canada, Australia and other countries) flew this airplanes over Britain and Europe battlefields. WW2 K'nex Spitfire V3.0. The tail of the spitfire just follow the pictures and you'll be fine. Picture 3 instead of blue bendable rod use normal rods

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The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used during World War II. This stylish spitfire design has a slight distressed look and is perfect for fans of aircraft, aviation, military.. The legless WWII fighter ace you HAVEN'T heard of: Long-lost story of Spitfire hero who called himself 'a poor man's Bader' and survived crashing behind enemy lines is retold 20 years after his death Both aircraft were excellent and were in the right place at the right time. Luckily for us both were allied.Note, however, that with the two 20 mm cannons, the Spitfire Mk IIb can also be used as a reasonable Boom & Zoom fighter with fewer results. It is recommended to maximise the use of AP-I ammo for the Spitfire Mk IIb's 7.7 mm machine guns and the HEF-I ammo for the 20 mm cannons for air damage. It is also advisable to make sure that you conserve your ammo and only fire when you have a clear target, as you'll find you'll run out of ammo very quickly. Sixty rounds of 20 mm is not a very large ammunition pool and will run out faster than the machine guns in most cases. all i know about spitfires is that the only time that it ever flew in battle unlike the mustang was when a fighter pilot supposedly flew it under a bridge on the old A30 road towards southampton and crashed it through sheer stupidity and the bridge was named spitfire bridge. whether the bridge is still there i do not know but i have actually drove under the bridge when i was young but do not know where it is because of the by-pass they have put there

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This year is the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and to celebrate it Spitfires will be flown at many events to commemorate the victory. She is a very fine specimen of aircraft, who did her nation and those brave young men who flew her during the wars she battled in. It does not matter what was better and in what areas one was superior in, she did what she was designed to do and that was fight and fly with ease and veracity of a woman scorned, the Luftwaffe bomber pilots feared her and many even when they saw Hurricane squadrons coming at them would ofter shout Achtung Spitfire, such was her charm, loved by one nation and feared by another.Go for deflection shots against enemy aircraft. These shots are side-on shots where you "lead" an enemy aircraft in front of you, and get off a burst when you're not directly behind them, but instead when they're turning. While this may be difficult to newer players, it provides valuable training and is a good learning experience for later tiers. In addition, should you use this technique, you can easily cause enemy planes' wings to completely fall off if you pull it off right and hit a wing spar. Bf 109s, with their single wing spars, are especially vulnerable to a well-aimed side-on shot. If your cannon ammo drops to 50 rounds or below that, try and return to base quickly. That way, if you get bounced on the way back, you can at least have some cannon ammo left to surprise any raider looking to attack you. In June 1944 Spitfires played an important part in the biggest seaborne invasion in history as the Allies landed in Normandy and gained a crucial foothold in France. Beginning in 1942, Spitfires were sent to RAF and Commonwealth squadrons operating abroad. Flying in the Mediterranean, Burma-India, and in the Pacific, the Spitfire continued to make its mark. At home, squadrons provided fighter escort for American bombing attacks on Germany. Due to their short range, they were only able to provide cover into northwest France and the Channel. As a result, escort duties were turned over to American P-47 Thunderbolts, P-38 Lightnings, and P-51 Mustangs as they became available. With the invasion of France in June 1944, Spitfire squadrons were moved across the Channel to aid in obtaining air superiority. The tide of the war started to turn. Britain was now a launch pad for future attacks on Germany.

The P-51 was an excellent fighter. One of it’s major shortcomings was it had a tendency to break apart in violent thunder storms. Another was, being liquid cooled, it was vulnerable to ground fire in the ground attack mode. The radial powered P-47 was better suited for that role. It could make it back to base with a couple of pistons shot out.The iconic fighter of the Royal Air Force in World War II, the British Supermarine Spitfire saw action in all theaters of the war. First introduced in 1938, it was continually refined and improved through the course of the conflict with over 20,000 built. Best known for its elliptical wing design and role during the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire was beloved by its pilots and became a symbol of the RAF. Also used by British Commonwealth nations, the Spitfire remained in service with some countries into the early 1960s. Elevate your workflow with the WW2 England Fighter Spitfire asset from dactilardesign. Find this & other Air options on the Unity Asset Store

Some years ago i had the privilege of meeting and talking at length with a former RAF pilot of a Spitfire who flew in the Battle of Britain. While he was semi-retired, of course, he did part-time work as a substitute priest in the Episcopal Diocese in Dallas, Texas. We talked more than once, of course, and did he have stories to tell! His one story, which was an indication of the precariousness of Britain’s position at the outset of WW II, was that only Winston Churchill, he and a few of his fellow officer pilots in the RAF, had any concept of how close Britain was to defeat by the German Luftwaffe. In one squadron they had gotten down to a mere handful of Spitfires which were immediately operational, when German Messerschmidts were detected heading their way. They scrambled quickly, a total of about 11 Spitfires, and managed to take on and shoot down most of the Messerschmidts with what little ammunition they had at the time and the remaining few German planes turned and headed back across the Channel. Britain today owes its existence to these brave men. I suspect the younger generation has no real idea of what the Spitfire and the men who flew them did for the freedom of the British people. Download Ww2 spitfire stock vectors at the best vector graphic agency with millions of premium high quality, royalty-free stock vectors, illustrations and cliparts at reasonable prices The Spitfire played its part in many of the crucial battles of World War Two, giving the RAF a critical edge over the German Luftwaffe. The first production XIV aircraft were delivered to No.39 Maintenance Unit in October 1943. Only the first batch of aircraft produced were fitted with the ‘C’ wing armament. The remaining aircraft were fitted with the ‘E’ (universal) wing armament, which could be identified by the 20-mm cannon being situated in the outer bay with a faired stub plugging the inner bay. External armament of the XIV C consisted of one 500-lb bomb carried beneath the fuselage; while on the XIV E, this was augmented by one 250-lb bomb under each wing. Pilots were extremely eager to fly the new XIV’s and were enthused by its superior performance. The Mk XIV assemblies produced by the Vickers-Armstrongs Supermarine factories at Aldermaston, Chattis Hill, Keevil, Southampton and Winchester appeared in two versions: the F Mk XIV fighter version and the FR.Mk XIV for fighter-reconnaissance work at low altitude. A total of 957 of all variants were produced. 476PCS Spitfire WW2 Fighter Sets P51 BF109 Military Weapon Aircraft Airplane Army Legoed Model Building Block Brick Children Toy

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Two Spitfire Mk Vb aircraft were selected with as near-identical performance as could be managed, the loading and equipment carried were standard in each and the propeller, engine and finish of each.. They are fantastic aircraft, which always stir memories in anyopne who has ever heard them in action. I remember when I was younger my grandmother could always tell when a merlin-engined aircraft was flying overhead (in the 1960s) heading for an airshow somewhere …I find it hilarious that these discussions inevitably turn to “which is better.” The fact of the matter is that there were many amazing planes in the sky throughout ww2. And they were all different (some more than others.)

Jack was a Spitfire fighter pilot serving in Italy 1943/44. He was with SAAF No. 1 squadron but was shot down at the end of his tour and became a POW at.. Quote: James Holland , Battle of Britain historian People can argue all they like about handling, wing-loading, under-carriage widths etc etc, but the bare-faced facts are these: the Me109 could climb faster, had considerably greater fire-power, and could dive faster. That made it the best air-to-air fighter of 1940. That’s not a debate, it’s a fact.

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Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmitt BF-109. Hitler and many of his generals were unprepared to invade Britain. Göring, however, was confident his Luftwaffe would quickly destroy the.. History: First flight (prototype) 5 March 1936; (production Mk I) July 1938; final delivery (Mk 24) October 1947.

Supermarine Spitfire - World War 2 Plane

I’d debate that the Mustang is anywhere near ‘the best all round fighter of the war’. If we compare the P51-D variant with a contemporary Supermarine Spitfire of the time – the Mk XIV, the only advantage that the Mustang has is range. The Spitfire was faster, turned better, climbed better, and, contrary to your opinion, had far more devastating armament: Two 20mm Hispano cannon and either 4 x .303 machine guns, or 2 x .50 machine guns. The above information is garnered from an official RAF report based on comparison tests between the Spitfire XIV, the P51-D, and the FW190. Just for your information, the FW190 was a far superior dog fighter to the P51 as well. Thought this might help with your research 🙂Armament: SpecificationXIVCXIVE in wings two 20-mm Hispano cannon plus four 0.303-inch Browning machine-guns two 20-mm Hispano cannon plus two 0.50-inch Browning machine guns external load one 500 lb (227 kg) bomb beneath centre-section plus one 250 lb (113 kg) bomb under each wing Through the course of the war, the Spitfire was repeatedly upgraded and altered to ensure that it remained an effective frontline fighter. Supermarine produced a total of 24 marks (versions) of the aircraft, with major changes including the introduction of the Griffon engine and varying wing designs. While originally carrying eight .303 cal. machine guns, it was found that a mixture of .303 cal. guns and 20mm cannon was more effective. To accommodate this, Supermarine designed the "B" and "C" wings which could carry 4 .303 guns and 2 20mm cannon. The most produced variant was the Mk. V which had 6,479 built.British fighter plane Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV of World War II. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model.

Spitfire Mk IIb - War Thunder Wiki Rate of climb (meters/second

Dimensions: (Mk VA) (L standard) Span 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m) (LF clipped) Span 32 ft 2 in or 32 ft 7 in (9.93 m) (HF extended) 40 ft 2 in (12.24 m); length 29 ft 11 in (9.12 m); height 9 ft 11 in (3.02 m); wing area 242 sq ft (22.48 sq m).Heavy German flak was, in fact, taking the most toll – particularly on the aircraft engaged in the low altitude missions.

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Battle of Britain was fought in British Airspace ,giving the RAF a huge home advantage . When I09’s run out of fuel , Spitfires had still enough fuel for another hour of A2A combat.. If this was not an advantage that won the battle The Spitfire Mk IIb is a rank II British fighter with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB) and 3.0 (RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27. This Spitfire is also the second Spitfire for X-Plane after the RW Design's version but The famous Spitfire stick is also well done in detail. (Note again the wiring to the trigger button) and here it is not..

WW2: Could you be part of a Lancaster Bomber crew?A Lancaster bomber was one of the most dangerous places to be in WW2. Find out if you would have what it takes to be part of the crew. Supermarine Spitfire IX: Fourth major production fighter variant (Supermarine Type 361), combining Mk VC airframe with two-stage two-speed Merlin 60 series engine but lacking other improvements.. The laminar flow wings did indeed give high speed, but most importantly gave great fuel efficiency. P-51B’s and Cs were hared with four .50 cal Browning M2s mounted on their side. This made them very prone to jamming. Early Spitfires (up to late 1940) were armed with eight .303″ Brownings with a high rate of fire but low penetration. Later Spitfires carried heavier armament: two 20mm Hispano cannon and four .303″ Brownings, or two Hispanos and two .50″ Brownings, or four Hispanos. You guys rock, love the old planes from ww2 and their contribution to world peace A possible strategy for the Spitfire Mk IIb's set of armaments is one akin to that used on the Hurricane Mk IV, using the cannons sparingly to conserve ammo and reduce changes of jamming. Use the cannons when in the aircraft's most effective convergence range and envelope, and use the machine guns to 'sight' the cannons. Fire the machine guns tracer belts for maximum AP-I and tracer ammo to get an idea of where the cannon rounds will go, and then fire cannons once you know where you should aim. This technique works well because the Hispano cannons and the 7.7mm guns share similar muzzle velocities to one another.

The Spitfire is the most famous plane of World War Two. Its groundbreaking design and superior specifications gave the British a decisive advantage fighting the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. The Spitfire was an aircraft of the Royal Air Force used during World War II. It was designed as a high-performance short-range interceptor fighter, but was adapted to fill many roles. The Spitfire appears in Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield V. A stylized Spitfire appears in Battlefield Heroes as the Royal Plane Gordon Levitt, Israeli fighter pilot, comparing the Spitfire, Mustang, and Avia S-199 (Jumo-engined Bf 109), all of which the Israelis flew: “Despite the pros and cons, the Spitfire was everyone’s first choice.”Experienced players may recommend that you use landing flaps below 250 km/h to get an edge in turn time. Don't do this if you're a new pilot. The Spitfire IIb will slow down dramatically if you do so and you'll end up losing too much speed. Landing flaps may increase lift, but they also reduce your speed by acting as brakes by increasing drag. They also rip easily, and unless micromanaged, they will immediately rip off, leading to difficulties in controlling the plane.

The success of the Hawker Sea Hurricane as operated by the Fleet Air Arm from Royal Navy aircraft-carriers resulted in development of the Supermarine Seafire, the first conversions from Spitfire Mk VBs being carried out by Air Service Training at Hamble, Hampshire. Initial deliveries of the resulting Seafire Mk IB began in January 1942, and the type was used in growing numbers of different marks throughout the war. Seafire Mk 47s of No. 800 Squadron served with distinction in the Korean War, and when Seafires were withdrawn from frontline service, the type remained operational with training squadrons and RNVR air squadrons until 1967. WW2 Spitfire Fighter. Royalty-Free Stock Photo. Download preview. The renowned British Spitfire WW2 fighter on display at the UK Biggin Hill airshow Spitfire IX, XI, XVI, Here's one for you lancaster kicks *** Enjoy Micdrow. Spitfire Manuals. Thread starter Micdrow. Start date Sep 12, 2006 Eric Brown (RN test pilot and holder of the world record for number of types of aircraft flown): “I have flown both for many hours, and would choose the Spitfire [over the Mustang] if given a choice in a fight to the death.” Check out spitfire-WW2's art on DeviantArt. Browse the user profile and get inspired. Diesel Me. spitfire-WW2. 0Comments. 0Favourites. Peugeot 206. spitfire-WW2

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The Spitfire's advantages were its tighter turning circle and faster turn rate, which allowed it to The lack of range proved to be a major constraint in the second instance. It is well known by now that a Bf.. During October, a new phase of operations for the XIV’s was launched. This was directed against the Messerschmitt Me 262 twin-jet fighter and resulted in ‘anti-jet’ patrols. But the credit for the destruction of the first Me 262 jet fighter by a Supermarine, which happened on October 5, 1944, belonged to a IX of No.401 Squadron. Two Me 262 were encountered on December 8 to north of Nijmegen. Again no results were obtained. But another incident occurred the same day, involving No.130 Squadron aircraft. Ten XIV’s were engaged by 12 Me 109 G and Focke-Wulf Fw 190s. Three enemy aircraft were destroyed plus two probables were claimed for the loss of one Supermarine. As mentioned constantly, the Spitfire Mk IIb has excellent turn-fighting, climbing, and speed characteristics for a fighter. With the Merlin engine, the Spitfire Mk IIb can utilise the power to gain speed and altitude for an energy advantage over its opponents, as well as having the manoeuverability to perform aerobatic maneuvres to get out of a sticky situation. The last operational mission of the Spitfire took place on 1 April 1954, when a Spitfire PR.Mk 19 flew a photo-reconnaissance mission over Malaya. The final mission of the Seafire was in 1967, after many years of faithful service with the Fleet Air Arm and various training squadrons.Manufacturer: (Spitfire) Supermarine Aviation Works (Vickers) Limited also built by Vickers-Armstrong, Castle Bromwich and Westland Aircraft. (Seafire) Cunliffe-Owen and Westland Aircraft.

Spitfire's Arson Department V Video. John clemmons : the future is on fire. SPITFIRE X FTC. Jacky SF. One Week With Jarne. Keep The Fire Burning Video The Spitfire’s design was untested technology, using aluminium frames & spars, with flush-riveted outer skins, a forerunner of modern monocoque construction, & with thin, laminar flow wings (high speed, low drag)

The combination of the Spitfire and the Rolls-Royce Griffon aero-engine had already proved successful and operationally acceptable with the introduction of the Spitfire Mk XII (only 100 build as low altitude fighter to counter the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 hit-and-run bomber) which used a Spitfire Mk V airframe for its development. Meanwhile, a major redesign of the Spitfire was planned. This would use the Griffon engine and exploit the Mk VIII airframe with a new one. In due course this redesign was to appear as the Mk XVIII. However, long before the new fighter appeared there was an operational demand in 1943, for an improved Spitfire capable of greater performance at higher altitudes. To meet this demand, yet another interim type was evolved by the mating of a Mk VIII airframe and the Griffon engine. The result was the Spitfire XIV. As had been the case with the Spitfire Mk IX, built as a ‘stand in’ for, but in larger numbers than, the Mk VIII, so the XIV was built in greater numbers than the Mk XVIII at the end.The type first engaged the Germans on October 16 when nine Junkers Ju 88s attempted to attack the cruisers HMS Southampton and HMS Edinburgh in the Firth of Forth. In 1940, Spitfires took part in the fighting in the Netherlands and France. During the latter battle, they aided in covering beaches during the evacuation of Dunkirk. The spitfire (at least the framework) was largely constructed of aluminium alloys over a steel frame, this allowed it to be light and maneuverable but also retain a lot of strength to withstand damage. Without doubt the best known British aircraft of World War II, the Supermarine Spitfire originated from the Type 224 designed by R. J. Mitchell to meet the requirements of Specification F.7/30, A cantilever low-wing monoplane of all-metal construction, it had an inverted-gull wing and 'trousered' fixed main landing gear, and was powered by a 600 hp (447 kW) Rolls-Royce Goshawk II Vee engine. When the Type 224 was tested its performance proved disappointing, and it was no more successful than any of the other submissions to this specification; none of them gained an Air Ministry contract.The Spitfire is a high-performance thoroughbred, which is more than a match for any and all opposition it faces at 3.0. However, if you don't know what you're up against and just try to out-turn everything with flat turns, you'll be able to get kills you need to grind up the tree, but you will not be able to excel in using the plane. Something important to remember is the seven P's: Proper Perusal, Planning & Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

Performance: (Mk VA) Maximum speed 369 mph (594 km/h) at 19,500 ft (5945 m); service ceiling 36,500 ft (11125 m).

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I think the Supermarine Spitfire is one of the best planes ever to fly My favourite two ww2 planes are Supermarine spitfire and Messerschmitt920 Spitfire Mk IIs entered service; 750 Mk IIA and 170 MK IIB, although fighters used in the air-sea rescue role were later designated Mk IIC. The Spitfire II quickly replaced the Spitfire I, with the older variant being relegated to use in Operational Training Units. By April 1941, RAF Fighter Command had completed re-equipping with the Mk II, although this too would soon be replaced by the Mk V. In Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight players get the chance to take a seat at the controls of a historical airplane Included in the collection are the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster, II-2 Shturmovik, La-5FN.. Writer Jerry Scutts, quoting German pilots in his book JG 54: “The Jagflieger had to keep a wary eye out for enemy fighters, particularly Spitfires, a type JG 54’s pilots had developed a particular aversion to…Pilot reflections do not, surprisingly enough, reflect over-much respect for the Mustang or Lightning, both of which the Germans reckoned their Fockes were equal to – unless they were met in substantial numbers.”

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  1. That being said, those brave boys prevented that from happening. And they paid dearly for it. Spitfire, P51, Yak, FW190… give them a hanglider and a pistol and they would have been the “best” fighter in the sky.
  2. Supermarine Spitfires are one of the most famous planes of World War II, and renowned for the part they played in defeating the Luftwaffe. 2 - Spitfire funds: The 'whip-round' that won the war
  3. That is it. Right now it needs cleaned, and then rntiaeped. It is currently natural metal, but the metal is heavily corroded. Do you live local to this aircraft? Any interest in helping restore it?
  4. The Supermarine Spitfire was the iconic British fighter of World War II and saw action during the Battle of Britain and in all theaters of the war
  5. ar-flow wings. Neither the Germans nor the Japanese ever came to terms with the speed and strengths of the Mustang…
  6. Weight: (Mk I) Empty 4,810 lbs (2182 kg) with a maximum take-off weight of 5,784 lbs (2624 kg). (Mk VA) Empty 4,998 lbs (2267 kg) with a maximum take-off weight of 6,417 lbs (2911 kg). (Mk IX) Empty 5,610 lbs (2545 kg) with a maximum take-off weight of 9,500 lbs (4310 kg). (Mk XIV) Empty 6,700 lbs (3040 kg) with a maximum take-off weight of 10,280 lbs (4663 kg). (Seafire 47) Empty 7,625 lbs (3458 kg) with a maximum take-off weight of 12,750 lbs (5784 kg).
  7. d while flying the Spitfire Mk IIb. These are:
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By the outbreak of war on 3 September 1939, the RAF had nine operational Spitfire squadrons, and on 16 October 1939 a Spitfire of No. 603 Squadron claimed the first German aircraft to be destroyed over the UK in World War II, a Heinkel He 111 . By August 1940, shortly before the Battle of Britain reached its climax, RAF Fighter Command could call upon 19 Spitfire Mk I squadrons. By December 1940 Spitfire Mk lIs were carrying out 'Rhubarb' sweeps over occupied Europe, and the first to serve overseas were Spitfire Mk VBs flown to Malta from HMS Eagle on 7 March 1942.Sorties against V1 weapons: DateSortiesDestroyed V1 July 1246 July 3207 July 4457 July 5346 July 64612

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To combat the V1 Flying Bomb menace, No.91 Squadron began patrols on June 16 and had the first success when Flight Lieutenant H Moffett destroyed one over Kenley (Surrey) after chasing it for 20 miles (ca. 32 km). This is the results against V1 weapons, only from No.91 Squadron from the beginning of July: Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI WW2 fighter. Caridad Keeler. 18:42. Spitfire Squadron The best British Supermarine Spitfire. metzgermeister. 22:15. Classic British Aircraft S01E10 - WW2 Fighters I’m sorry but the P-51 v Spitfire shouldn’t even be an argument regarding which one is the better dog fighter. According to the allied aces of WW2 the Spitfire is much better and to the German pilots it was the most feared fighter. Americans are regarding the P-51 ( the 3rd or 4th best dogfighter of WW2 ) and touting it as number one, I understand national pride and all but come on ! be realistic. Plus ironically the P-51 was designed to British specs with a British engine so is basically a British aircraft built abroad ! Spitfire IX, XI, XVI, Here's one for you lancaster kicks *** Enjoy Micdrow. Spitfire Manuals. Thread starter Micdrow. Start date Sep 12, 2006

Spitfire Mk XIVs of No.41 Squadron operating from Twente Airfield in Holland, scored a number of successes against enemy jet aircraft during April 1945. On the 12th one of their fighters intercepted an Arado Ar 234 Blitz jet bomber of Bremen and opened fire, hitting the enemy aircraft in the starboard jet. Recovering from a spin, the Ar 234 was then attacked by another Spitfire. It was further damaged and blew up when attempting to make a forced landing. At last, two Me 262 were chased at Lübeck on April 25th by No.41 Squadron, where they made panic landings. One aircraft was claimed as destroyed. Adapted for naval use under the name Seafire, the aircraft saw the majority of its service in the Pacific and the Far East. Ill-suited for deck operations, the aircraft's performance also suffered due to the additional equipment required for landing at sea. After improvement, the Mk. II and Mk. III proved superior to the Japanese A6M Zero. Though not as durable or as powerful as the American F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair, the Seafire acquitted itself well against the enemy, particularly in defeating kamikaze attacks late in the war.The Spitfire entered service with 19 Squadron on August 4, 1938. Successive squadrons were equipped with the aircraft over the following year. With the beginning of World War II on September 1, 1939, the aircraft commenced combat operations. Five days later, Spitfires were involved in a friendly fire incident, dubbed the Battle of Barking Creek, which resulted in the first RAF pilot death of the war.There was one British pilot that flew 51 or thereabouts missions over Berlin during WW2, This plane was an UNARMED SPITFIRE, (with extra gas tanks) it carried cameras only. It was fast and flew very low. I was a very young boy during the war, 8 years old in 1939 when it all started, 14 when it ended. I remember watching dogfights and getting into trouble for being outside the shelter during an air raid. During this time there were no P51 aircraft, Only Spitfires , Hurricanes and to us the abominable ME109. The P51 as admirable an aircraft as it was had no relevance during the early part of the war. The Spitfire caught the imagination of the populace, But the one thing that people should remember is. Were it not for the bravery of the young men that flew them. ((From all nations) Some of whom today would be considered children) None of us would be free to have any discussion today. There were many great aircraft during WW2 The Spitfire as much as I love it, was but one of them. Share this Rating. Title: Spitfire (2018). A tribute to one of the world's great filmmakers and the men of the 8th Air Force who flew mission after suicidal mission in the Second World War

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The ground breaking original design meant the plane could be upgraded with new engines and armaments. As the war progressed so did the Spitfire. After the original designer RJ Mitchell died in 1937, his successor Joe Smith developed the fighter to make it faster and more powerful. Spitfires which were supplied second hand to Portugal (Mk I and Vb), the Soviet Union (Mk Vb) and Turkey (Mk Vb) were retrofitted with the old TR 9 radios and masts with triangular prongs The Spitfire was a good defensive fighter. I say that because of its range being 1/3 of the Mustangs (Merlin engine ) and minimal ammo load. It was used primarily as a defensive fighter and for this purpose was very good given the aircraft the Germans had. When the U.S. began shipping aviation fuel to Britain the pilots noticed a marked increase in performance as did the Germans. This was a result of the fuel sent from U.S. refineries having a higher octane. The Germans noticed it to and reverse engineered fuel in a captured Spitfire and then improving their fuel. The Spitfire was a great plane but has a somewhat narrow wheel base and is a grass runway aircraft. It was not the plane the mustang was based on range, ammunition load, speed and service ceiling. The real offensive aircraft in the allied fleet was the P-51 as a result of its speed, service ceiling, and having three minutes of 50 ca. rounds in each of the six browning machine guns. I have talked to American and German WW ll pilots and all said the Mustang was the best, especially for escort as well as dogfighting. more speed and firepower were the reasons they gave. The spitfire intercepted incoming aircraft and as a result was primarily a defensive aircraft. Both are fine aircraft. ww2 spitfire world war 2 world war two aeroplane. How does this resource excite and engage children's learning? A simple paper craft model of a Spitfire, used in the Second World War The Spitfire is a Gunner with a penchant for harnessing magic. He specializes in infusing elemental power into projectiles and explosives to maximize damage over large areas. At level 50, the Spitfire awakens as a General. At level 75, the General awakens as the Marshal

USAAF pilot Charles McCorkle (who flew both in combat), reporting on a mock combat between a Spitfire and Mustang in 1944: “Now we could see which was the better aircraft…a Mustang and a Spit took off for a scheduled ‘combat’, flown by two top young flight commanders. When the fighters returned, the pilots had to agree that the Spitfire had won the joust. The Spit could easily outclimb, outaccelerate, and outmaneuver its opponent…”?WW2: How did the British plan to celebrate VE Day?VE Day or Victory in Europe Day was on 8 May 1945, following Germany's surrender in WW2. But how did Britain plan for one of the greatest days in its history?Range: (Mk I) 395 miles (637 km) on internal fuel. (Mk VA) 1,135 miles (1827 km) with drop tanks. (Mk IX) 434 miles (700 km) on internal fuel. (Mk XIV) 460 miles (740 km) on internal fuel. (Seafire 47) 405 miles (652 km) on internal fuel. The Spitfire was to the RAF what the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was to the Luftwaffe, becoming the very A Supermarine Spitfire Mk I of 160 Fighter Squadron (County of Chester) - Battle of Britain England.. Get your Durafly Supermarine Spitfire Mk24 for a superior warbird experience. Durafly has certainly ticked all the boxes with this version of the renown Mk24 Spitfire and added yet another thoroughbred..

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Spitfire Mk. I and Mk. II variants aided in turning back the Germans during the Battle of Britain in the summer and fall of 1940. While less numerous than the Hawker Hurricane, Spitfires matched up better against the principal German fighter, the Messerschmitt Bf 109. As a result, Spitfire-equipped squadrons were frequently assigned to defeating the German fighters, while the Hurricanes attacked the bombers. In early 1941, the Mk. V was introduced, providing pilots with a more formidable aircraft. The advantages of the Mk. V were quickly erased later that year with the arrival of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Coming soon Soviet WW2 aircrafts. Published October 10, 2018 | By admin. IL-2 cockpit with textures. Add Spitfire MkVC. Add Fw-190 A4. Add British tanks · How to start up a WW2 Spitfire. PagesBusinessesTravel & TransportationTransportation ServicePrivate Plane CharterFly in a SpitfireVideosWW2 Spitfire Startup The removable wingtips were made of plywood, with an aluminium alloy skin secured by brass screws. The rest of the structure and skins were entirely alloy, except the control surfaces which were fabric covered until mid-1940.Armament: (Mk I) Four 7.70 mm Browning machine guns (Mk IA, IIA) eight 7.70 mm machine guns (Mk IB, IIB) two 20 mm Hispano-cannons and four 7.70 mm machine guns (Mk VA) eight 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Browning machine guns (Mk VB) two 20 mm cannons and four 7.70 mm machine guns (Mk VC) various combinations of cannons and machine gun plus two 113 kg bombs (all Mk V) underwing rack for a 227 kg bomb or a droppable tank (Mk IXE) two 20 mm cannons and two 12.7 mm cannons (Mk XIII) four 7.70 mm machine guns (Mk XIVE) two 20 mm cannons and two 12.7 mm machine guns (most others) two 20 mm cannons and four 7.7 mm machine guns.

The Supermarine Spitfire was a British fighter which served with various nations from the late 1930s up into the 1950s. It was a single-engine, all-metal, low-wing monoplane with retractable landing gear. Various modifications served as fighters, interceptors, high-altitude fighters, fighter-bombers and reconnaissance aircraft. A total of some 20,300 Spitfires of all types were built during the war, including two-seater trainers. Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example: i must say the mustang is the better plane with a lot more fire power and speed it could get the job done. but the spitfire does have its mobility and speed to be swift and easily strike his opponent and keep coming back for more

It allows two input sources to be warped, sequenced, effected and blended, all in sync — this In the latest edition of our flagship product — updated in celebration of Spitfire Audio's 10th Anniversary.. Unframed Print Only. A high quality photographic print of a Supermarine Spitfire flying at the IWM Set against clear blue skies the sight of the Spitfire taking to the air was enough to raise the hairs on.. Plenty of WW2 mods for Ravenfield out there, but not a lot for the pacific theater except some recent ones from Dai_quoc. So I went ahead and made some skins for the Imperial Japanese Special Naval.. Supermarine Spitfire IX: Fourth major production fighter variant (Supermarine Type 361), combining Mk VC airframe with two-stage two-speed Merlin 60 series engine but lacking other improvements.. While certainly not all-inclusive or comprehensive, this list of some of the most significant variants of the Spitfire/Seafire gives some idea of the complexity of the aircraft's history: * Mk IB: Four 7.7-mm (0.303-inch) guns and two 20-mm cannon; * Mk VA/B/C: More powerful Merlin engine, provisions for drop-tanks or bombs, wing and armament changes; * Mk VII: High-altitude interceptor with pressurized cockpit and retractable tailwheel; * Mk VIII: Pure fighter with unpressurized cockpit; * Mk IX: Two-stage Merlin engine mated to Mk V airframe; * Mk XIV: Griffon 65/66 engine with five-bladed propeller, strengthened fuselage, broad tail, late models had bubble canopy; * Mk XVI: Packard Merlin engine, many had bubble canopy; * Seafire Mk IIC: Catapult hooks and strengthened landing gear, Merlin engine, 4-blade propeller; * Seafire Mk III: Double folding wings and 1,585-hp Merlin 55 engine.

The Mustang was designed to meet a requirement published by the british air ministry (possible the same requirement document as the spitfire?) an aluminium framed aircraft with thin, laminar wings. The US army air force was not interested in the Mustang before war broke out, which originally had an Alison powerplant which proved underpowered. The RAF used some of the original Alison-powered mustangs, then uprated them with Merlin engines, eventually negotiating the licencing deal for packard to manufacture merlins in the US. Shop Spitfire WW2 Fighter Tie created by iArtPrints. Personalize it with photos & text or purchase as is

Amy : Considering the fact that the pilots that were used for the film “The Battle of Britain” had to be retrained to fly the spitfire. As it literally had to be flown into the ground. “It is a tail dragger and has no flaps” also the wheels were so close together it was not a really stable aircraft to land. So I would say Quite low. ME109’s have flown up the Medina river on the Isle of Wight, past J.S. Whites Shipyard and they were low enough to see the pilot. “I am quite sure Spitfire and Hurricane pilots were equally able if not a little better” I imagine the height above the ground the aircraft is flown at, is more due to the ability of the person piloting the aircraft than the plane itself. Technically, planes are in flight until the moment their wheels are in contact with the ground, so the question is actually moot.Variants: Type 224, Type 300 (prototype), Mk I, Mk II, Mk III, Mk PR III (photographic reconnaissance), Mk IV, Mk PR IV (photographic reconnaissance), Mk V, Mk VI, Mk VII, Mk PR VII, Mk VIII, Mk IX, Mk X (high altitude photographic reconnaissance ), Mk XI, Mk XII, Mk XIII, Mk XIV, Mk XVI, Mk XVIII, Mk XIX, Mk XX, Mk 21, Mk 22, Mk 23, Mk 24, Spiteful (the intended replacement for the Spitfire, but the advent of jets rendered it obsolete after only 17 planes were produced).

Flying from fields close to the lines, RAF Spitfires worked in conjunction with other Allied air forces to sweep the German Luftwaffe from the sky. As fewer German aircraft were seen, they also provided ground support and sought out targets of opportunity in the German rear. In the years following the war, Spitfires continued to see action during the Greek Civil War and the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In the latter conflict, the aircraft was flown by both the Israelis and Egyptians. A popular fighter, some nations continued to fly the Spitfire into the 1960s. WW2 Aircraft Recovered. WW2 Pacific War Movie Scenes. Spitfire V BF109. Here is a great Video featuring two of the Iconic Fighters that fought in the Battle of Britain Malta was a key strategic Allied base in World War Two. Axis forces laid siege to the island and attacked British supply ships. By 1942 stocks were running low. The RAF called for reinforcements and over the summer hundreds of Spitfires were shipped in by aircraft carriers. In continuous firing, assuming that no jams happen at all, the Hispano's ammo will dry up quicker than the 7.7 mm Brownings. However, jams do happen and the Hispanos will jam quicker than the Brownings. The origins of the Spitfire can be traced back to the S-series of racing seaplanes designed by Mitchell in the 1920's for the Schneider Cup races. On September 13, 1931 Mitchell won the coveted trophy hands down with the Supermarine S.6B with a speed of 339.82 mph.In order to use your plane most effectively, you need to know your own plane almost inside-out (Perusal). In order to fight, you need to plan your every move well and have a good idea of how you're going to start your match and at what point you're going to RTB (Planning). You need to know and be prepared to fight enemies that may have better performance than you in a turn, in the vertical, in a straight line, or all three, and have tactics to combat them when necessary (Preparation).

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