View Full Version : Where is this plane ? It was in Beta patch.........

06-03-2004, 08:30 AM


06-03-2004, 08:30 AM


06-03-2004, 08:37 AM
looks a lot like Spitfire, i think it is a spitfire its in a game, what are you talking about. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

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06-03-2004, 08:43 AM
He is talking about the wingtips bucko http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

06-03-2004, 08:50 AM
uhh! That was an ugly spit...my goodness it hurts..must be sabotage http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif

06-03-2004, 08:55 AM
shouldt fly proper i guess with those wingtips

ugly too btw

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06-03-2004, 08:56 AM
Cool...a Spitfire to counter the TA-152 !

06-03-2004, 09:04 AM
Fact is it was a killing machien realy gave k4 hell in the beta patch http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


06-03-2004, 09:25 AM
I`m probably wrong but those wingtips are so ugly that I`d risk a conclusion that someone did some psp job.


06-03-2004, 09:48 AM
I heard that it is coming in a patch ... in two weeks! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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06-03-2004, 09:50 AM
Those wingtips are associated with two dedicated high altitude types and one general use fighter type Spitfire, MKs VI, VII & VIII.

The VI and VII were dedicated high altitude capable fighters, and the Mk VIII was the fighter the Mk IX was intended to stand in for until it reached production in 1943.

The VIII was never used in the ETO proper during the war, being found mostly in the Med and Far East theaters, and was seen with clipped, regular, and extended wingtips. The big visible difference between the Mk VIII and late model Mk IX is that the Mk VIII (like the VII) had a retractable tail wheel, while the IX has a fixed tail wheel.

In almost forty years of snatching up and reading (maybe buying-as a speed reader, I was the bain of every bookstore in the neighborhood) every book and article I could find on the Spitfire, I've never seen a picture of a Mk IX with extended wingtips, and all the the expansion pack patch Spits are Mk IXs, therefore there should be none with extended wingtips.

The Spit pictured couldn't be a Mk VII, because it has an 'e' wing, and they all had 'c' type wings. There would also be some differences in the canopy and carburetor intake, as well as a cabin pressurization intake on the starboard (right) side of the nose beneath the exhausts. they also had a PRU blue over medium sea grey camo scheme.

Hope this helps.



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06-03-2004, 09:52 AM
Has anyone got a photo of one of these? Records of where and when they were used and by whom. I like my Spits but i've never seen one of those. I thought all the high alt spits were just modified existing versions with pressurized cockpits and tweaked engines?


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06-03-2004, 09:53 AM
It's not photoshoped, that plane was featured in development updates or some screen shots before, i know i've seen it. It looks like a high-alt fighter based on the wings and the big rudder...
just a guess


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06-03-2004, 10:17 AM
go into the game and take a look at the Spitfire Mk IXe (HF) you should see that plane


06-03-2004, 10:26 AM
The Mk.VI was a highly specialized aircraft, powered by a Merlin 47/49 and driving a four bladed prop. Though basically a Mk.V airframe, it had extended wing tips and a cockpit pressurization system to allow the aircraft to fly at high altitudes where the Germans were flying their Ju-86Ps with impunity. This invulnerability came to an end in 1942 when the Mk.VI was able to finally reach the altitude of the Junkers recce aircraft and began shooting them down. It was still a dicey job as the Spits were at the maximum altitude during these missions and so maneuvering wasn't as easy as in the more dense air at sea level. Simply doing a sharp turn was enough to cause the plane to stall and spin out. The major problem was that all the extra equipment added weight and the engine was unable to produce sufficient power to allow much more than just getting there. This was fixed with the Mk.VII which had a better engine, but while they were in operation during 1942,/43, the Mk.VI was able to at least cut back on the amount of intelligence that the Germans were able to gather from high altitude photo flights.



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06-03-2004, 01:06 PM
Maybe that is why it was a BETA.

06-03-2004, 01:59 PM
I remember to read that some wing tests were done with 1 longer and 1 shorter wing to counter torque effect. Not sure about results.


06-03-2004, 02:51 PM
Yep, I remember seeing pictures of this bird in DevUpdates as well. In fact, after installing patch, this was the first version of "new Spits" I wanted to check out. But we didn't get it though... Don't get me wrong, that's the most catastrophic visual sh*t of all Spitfire variants (in my opinion, of course), but I just wanted to see it, as an exotic stuff. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


06-03-2004, 04:30 PM
Ill tell you right now this is not a photoshop job, I flew it in beta 8, It looks like hell but it flew like heavan especialy @ Altitude the roll was even slower than fulwing spits that we have now but it was fast Real fast...

People keep telling me that we have this ac but I do not see this ac in FB/Aces/Patch Do you ?


06-03-2004, 04:48 PM
I'll explain:

That's the plane that never existed.

It's the first version they made of Spitfire HF IXe. Then they realized that HF IXe never had those extended wings, just different engine. So they corrected it. The plane is in the game, but without extended -non historical- wings.

The model could still be used by development team: attaching those wingtips to an earlier HF Spitfire type.

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06-03-2004, 06:32 PM
I ~love~ planes made for high altitude or high climb rate. I forgot now, but there was a peculiar German biplane interceptor World War 1 designed purely for high climb rate, but had some problems. Awsum plane though if I recall.

Another success... <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>The D aircrafts of 12 GvIAP reached some limited success, for example, during 1942/43 German high-altitude reconnaissance planes Ju-86 sometimes flew safely over Moscow, at the altitude of 13 km where they were unreachable for fighters or AA fire.
Once two pilots from 12 GIAP, Edik Nalivaiko with an high-altitude Yak-9D and Lionia Samohvalov with a Mig-3U, succeeded to get 1 km close to a Ju-86, without reaching it. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Nevertheless, after that, such flights over Moscow were stopped. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
All D aircrafts were retired by service after some months, due to the already mentioned problems, particularly to the difficulties while landing, that led to wreck two aircrafts.

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