Sep 28, 2021 · The MK.IX had a wider chord fin and the usual differences between the MK. V and MK.IX, otherwise it looked quite similar concerning the floats and the ventral fin, so no problem to use the parts on a MK.V IMHO. A further Spitfire was converted in 1944, a Mark IX serial MJ892 powered by a Merlin 45.
different sets of armament, clipped wing tips for low-altitude ground attack assignments, etc. The Spitfire Mk IX appeared at a time in the war when the Battle of Britain was over, and the allies started their offensive. Consequently, the Mk IX was fitted with bomb racks under the wings, and auxiliary drop tanks under the fuselage.
Armament: Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Specifications; in wings: 2 x 20 mm cannon and 4 x .303-in machine-gun: IXE in wings: 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannon (120 rpm) and 2 x 0.5 in Browning MG (250 rpm) External load: all with centreline rack for 500 lb bomb or tank and two 250 lb bombs under wings (total 1,000 lb)
Overall, despite the flash and very poor mainwheels, (as noted above, my sample is a very early release and this might explain some of the molding problems ) this is by far and away the best Spitfire MK IX on the market today and I say the most accurately detailed Spitfire that I have ever seen in this scale or any other for that matter.
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The resulting combination was the Spitfire Mk IX, which for a stopgap aircraft turned out to be a resounding success! Deliveries to the RAF began in June 1942 and 5665 were built, more than any other mark except the Mk V. M any Mk IXs were production-line or retrospective conversions of the Mk V to the IX standard.
Answer (1 of 3): LF-designated Spitfires were optimized for combat at lower levels. They had clipped wings and superchargers designed to give maximum boost & hence HP in the range of 15,000 - 25,000 feet. An LF Mk IXe had was typically powered by a 1580 HP Merlin 66, whereas the HF Mk IXe had a 1...
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc. Supermarine's famous Spitfire served from the first day of World War II to the last. The Mk IX was an expedient introduced in mid-1942 that would become the major type for the last half of the war. After the jump, a brief look at one such plane in American service. In early 1942 a new Spitfire was on the drawing ...
29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph) Armament. 3 × QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) L/40 Mark IV guns, mounting P Mk. IX. 1 × QF 2-pdr pom-pom Mk. II. 2 × single tubes for 21 inch (533 mm) torpedoes. HMS Spitfire was an Acasta -class destroyer of the Royal Navy. Spitfire took part in the battle of Jutland in 1916.