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blackeagle0803
07-26-2004, 11:37 AM
I was just wondering which models you guys fly - I can't make my mind up! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Which is best? (and what does the CW in brackets stnad for) Thanks a bunch...

blackeagle0803
07-26-2004, 11:37 AM
I was just wondering which models you guys fly - I can't make my mind up! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Which is best? (and what does the CW in brackets stnad for) Thanks a bunch...

moksha
07-26-2004, 11:39 AM
cw = clip wing

blackeagle0803
07-26-2004, 11:41 AM
is clip wing better? and which model to use - is latest obviosuly best or is their more than the name suggests... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BlakJakOfSpades
07-26-2004, 11:44 AM
ppl, correct me if im wrong, but earlier versions are slightly more maneuverable (spelling?) and the later versions have more engine power and firepower, just a little bit though, and the clipped winged versoins have a better roll rate, the rounded wings have better high altitude preformance

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Nexus2005
07-26-2004, 12:01 PM
I think the V is slightly more manoeuvrable than the IX. But I think this is outweighed by the extra power the IX has because the difference in handling is only slight. My favourite V is the LF non clipped and my favourite IX (which I fly most) is the HF because its good at low and high altitudes. The IXs have more ammo than the Vs but the firepower is pretty much the same.

Clipped wings let the plane roll better but reduce turning and high altitude performance, I prefer non clipped personally.

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hughlb2
07-26-2004, 12:16 PM
Hmm, i'm still undecided. I was sure I would move up to the IXe HF post 2.04, but I love the nimble Vb 1941 so at the moment i'm flying both.

I hate the CW versions, they completley ruin the lines of the aircraft IMHO. If you don't mind the extra weight, fly the IXe HF - More power, more speed, better weapons, more cannon ammo + bombs. The HF is designed for and excells in high altitude, it also performs on par with other IX's at low altitude so I think its the best of the IX models

If you can't stand the extra weight of the IX change to the Vb 1941. It lacks the advantages I listed for the IX, but it is more manouverable and feels lighter and is harder to spin IMHO.

I would not go for the CW, but thats probably because i'm a sucker for lookshttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/sonar.gif

leadbaloon
07-26-2004, 12:18 PM
I prefer to fly the V, the IX too fast for me to be able to bail out most of the time.

Capt._Tenneal
07-26-2004, 12:30 PM
I've been curious about this for a while, so I hope someone can answer this : I've read before that the Mk. IX is derived from the Mk. V airframe with a more powerful Merlin engine. But I've also read that the Mk. V itself is derived from the Mk. II airframe mated to the Merlin 45 (46 ?). So does that mean the Mk. IX is really still the Mk. II airframe ?

FW-Raptor
07-26-2004, 12:50 PM
Mate, the desion is up to you, pick a spit and fly it, see which one you are better with

personally i fly Spitfire IXC unclipped because
it suits my style, it better at turning at low alt

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Nexus2005
07-26-2004, 03:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Capt._Tenneal:
I've been curious about this for a while, so I hope someone can answer this : I've read before that the Mk. IX is derived from the Mk. V airframe with a more powerful Merlin engine. But I've also read that the Mk. V itself is derived from the Mk. II airframe mated to the Merlin 45 (46 ?). So does that mean the Mk. IX is really still the Mk. II airframe ?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
No, I'm pretty sure it isn't. If you look I think the mk.IX is considerably longer than the V and there are probably other differences. It is of course based on earlier versions because it's a Spitfire, but it's not the same http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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bazzaah2
07-26-2004, 03:08 PM
I like the green ones, or failing that the IXe but Raptor is right - up to you!

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p1ngu666
07-26-2004, 03:28 PM
no its a updated V, which was a updated 2, which was a updated 1 i think http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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John_Stag
07-26-2004, 06:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
no its a updated V, which was a updated 2, which was a updated 1 i think http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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The difference between the Mk.I and the Mk.II is essentially the rear fuselage; The Mk.I is all flush rivetted; The Mk.II is optimised for mass production and uses less complicated round-headed rivets for the rear fu****e with almost no performance decrease.

A lot simpler to manufacture though.

The airframe, AFAIK, never changed aft of the wings during the whole war, except for the bubble canopy aircraft. The engine mounts and undercarriage were a different matter.

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CPS_Lav69
07-26-2004, 07:11 PM
I like the IXc personally. I think it and the E's (non-clipped) are best all-a-round, although I prefer the armorment of the C to the E. I would have to disagree with Nexus. I do not think the HF is good at low altitude. My sig is an IXe.

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WTE_Galway
07-26-2004, 08:26 PM
there were actually something like 84 variants of the Spitfire and Seafire

some quite unusual

Beirut
07-26-2004, 09:18 PM
I wish there was a Spitfire MKI in the game.

There is something pure about that plane and it's a shame that IL2 has so many incarnations of the Spitfire but not the "clasic" model.

What other combat flight sim scrap could be so thrilling as the first high-class dogfighter duels of Spitfire vs. 109? It's the bacon & eggs of WWII combat sim flight & fight.

A German pilot was interviewed on a Wings episode about the Spitfire. He had great respect for the plane, and while he mentioned the lightweight weapons of the MKI, he also mentioned the "shower of bullets" he flew into when they got onto him.

A shower of .303s. How classic is that! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

CFSI had a nice MKI. And there was an add-on Merlin sound that was five star. The Spitfires in IL2, in all their chewy goodness, don't sound half as good as that mod sound did.

But maybe if they offered a MKI it would... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/sonar.gif

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Fw-190D-9
07-27-2004, 12:18 AM
When I fly the Spitfire I usally take the MK. IXc. The E is ok, but I like the idea of having four machine guns rather then just two. But really the C and the E are pretty much the same all around. But I like the IX over the V because of the added horse power, the MK V should be out classed by all of the Fw-190 Anton and Dora variants, the IX can pretty much compete with all of the variants of the Fw-190.

GH_Klingstroem
07-27-2004, 03:12 AM
I like spits that are missing a wing or maybe both! I also tend to like the ones that are on fire! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WOLFMondo
07-27-2004, 04:45 AM
I like the IXc. The 4 0.303's for softening up your opponent and lining up for the kill with the 20mm's.

Sometimes the .303's are enough to drop a weak plane like a zero or set a fuel tank on fire as well. I like using them on Fw190's as they tear up the planes skin and make it harder to fly.

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