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james8325
04-29-2004, 05:13 PM
ive heard that the spiteful was not as good as the post war spits such as the mk 22 and mk 24. is that true?

james8325
04-29-2004, 05:13 PM
ive heard that the spiteful was not as good as the post war spits such as the mk 22 and mk 24. is that true?

p1ngu666
04-29-2004, 05:57 PM
horrid handling

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hotspace
04-29-2004, 06:54 PM
The Spit 22 and 24 would knock the **** out of it, and the Seafire 47 would just wipe it's feet all over it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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biggs222
04-29-2004, 09:36 PM
and the cool thing about all this is that we will actually get the mk22 some day http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

oh and the mk22 technically wasnt "post war"

S 8
04-29-2004, 09:50 PM
But it´s a darn good looking aircraft.

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Platypus_1.JaVA
04-30-2004, 03:01 AM
The spit mk 22 and 24 are a bit too much I think. I would rather have a Mk 9 or 14.

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WOLFMondo
04-30-2004, 03:10 AM
The Spitful had a different wing which gave it some nasty characteristics.

If we got a mk22 or mk24 there would be tearshttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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gombal40
04-30-2004, 04:36 AM
spit info including graphs

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FLAGRUM_3
04-30-2004, 07:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Platypus_1.JaVA:
The spit mk 22 and 24 are a bit too much I think. I would rather have a Mk 9 or 14.
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I have read several accounts of actual pilots that said the Mk IX was the best of the war years versions.I can't remember the qoutes exactly but one said "it was like you were one with the machine."

Kurfurst__
04-30-2004, 07:49 AM
Really the only thing the Mk 22 has to offer above the Mk XIV are 4 Hispanos vs. 2. But it comes with another great weight increase, and the MkXIV is rather heavy already, further weight would only reduce handling and climb even more. I dont think it worths it.

BTW, its interesting, that Johnny Johnson preferred the Mk IX over the MkXIVs, because it was much lighter, edespite that he commanded almost all Spit14s of the RAF at a time! He kinda put it "its not a Spitfire anymore".

Wasnt it only the Mk 21 that saw service in WW2 (a few planes in the last days?)

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hotspace
04-30-2004, 10:00 AM
Almost, M8 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

From the Mk 21 onwards. The Spitfire had a newly Designed Wing which meant it could turn as well as the Mk IX but at very high speeds, which all Marks before couldn't do as the Control's got too heavy.

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VW-IceFire
04-30-2004, 10:09 AM
There isn't much difference between Mark 21 and Mark 22...I think the biggest is the bubble canopy. No Mark 22 saw combat in WWII but in terms of performance the 21 and 22 are essentially the same...nonetheless it probably is more predisposed to a late 1945/46 type of battle but fun to have nonethless.

I look forward more to the XIV but I'll take any Spitfire I can get.

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hotspace
04-30-2004, 10:15 AM
Give me a XIV and I'll will be Immortal http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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