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MB_Avro_UK
11-26-2007, 02:28 PM
Hi all,

I have been flying this sim since 2002 but I struggle to fly the Spitfire.

What is the best tactic against enemy aeroplanes?

I'm ALWAYS getting shot down online. I've heard it said that a wingman is important.

The only wingman I have is my mother but when the dogfight starts she is on the telephone to her sister. (Her sister is a 'ground pounding' Sturmovik pilot who has an amazing number of tank kills http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif).

I am NOT a nooob! I hate that word because I see it so often in the chatbar http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Today I started one of those QMG things against friendly C-47s. But I ended up in a spin and crashed. Maybe it was a prop wash vortex effect.

But the Spitfire was an OK aeroplane ?


Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Monty_Thrud
11-26-2007, 02:31 PM
SALMON, MACKREL, SWORDFISH and TUUUU-NAH!!!



Limit free speech? (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7113186.stm)

Cajun76
11-26-2007, 02:34 PM
The Spit is difficult to start in and master. Try the Lerche and work your way up.

waffen-79
11-26-2007, 02:39 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Swivet
11-26-2007, 03:11 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gifpractice?.....Dont jerk the stick...Umm wait that didn't sound right..

VW-IceFire
11-26-2007, 03:16 PM
The idea tactic in the Spitfire is to find other Spitfires that may be either on your team or the opposing team and fly around in a circle with the other Spitfires...this circle should rise no higher than 500 meters. Your objective is then to shoot, crash, or ram into friendly and opposing Spitfires. In the event of failure to complete your objective as stated above you will promptly be cut out of the sky by a pilot flying another plane.

Thems the rules. I don't make these things up.

gdfo
11-26-2007, 03:24 PM
Well there you go. One good question and 3 typical rude answers for the Ubi forums.

Xiolablu3
11-26-2007, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by gdfo:
Well there you go. One good question and 3 typical rude answers for the Ubi forums.


Aww man, you were seriously hooked here...

Hopefully Avro will throw you back...

Divine-Wind
11-26-2007, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
The idea tactic in the Spitfire is to find other Spitfires that may be either on your team or the opposing team and fly around in a circle with the other Spitfires...this circle should rise no higher than 500 meters. Your objective is then to shoot, crash, or ram into friendly and opposing Spitfires. In the event of failure to complete your objective as stated above you will promptly be cut out of the sky by a pilot flying another plane.

Thems the rules. I don't make these things up.
It's true, I see this all the time whenever I crawl out of offline and hop on HL!

Manu-6S
11-26-2007, 03:50 PM
My first answer should be http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Bu I have to admit what Red are damaged by one thing that usually they don't need to be succesfull (flying Spit): team work.

I notice it in these days flying Red (but never Spit... ): dedicated Blue pilots are much better in term of teamworking... they had to learn it to survive.

So my advise to you it to fly high, and work in vertical, don't follow evy diving plane, look at your 6 every 3 second and, above all, stick with a teammate to cover yourself.

SeaFireLIV
11-26-2007, 03:51 PM
You can`t fly a spit but your Russian Auntie Ilya can fly a Sturmovik! noob!

MB_Avro_UK
11-26-2007, 04:16 PM
Hi all,

I prefer the German 190 aeroplane to the Spitfire. I think that the 190 aeroplane was made by some guy who's mother was a Wolf or something similar.

I am not an expert regarding the Spitfire but my grandfather Mr.Summers flew the prototype.

Mr. 'Mutt' Summers according to my mother was a difficult chap to get along with.My grandmother in the mid '30s spent some time with him in a Beach Hut on Brighton Beach tweaking his Merlins...

She is on record suggesting to him a low wing fighter with eight machine guns and powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin engine..

The rest is history.


Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Viper2005_
11-26-2007, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
What is the best tactic against enemy aeroplanes?


Ctrl-E unlocks Extra über Mode, greatly enhancing the performance of your aeroplane.

Unfortunately, this doesn't work for everybody.

If you've got the wrong motherboard then a well documented bug can result in your pilot parachuting out when you try to unlock Extra über Mode.

If you cannot unlock Extra über Mode, the cure is to smash your PC into little bits using a hammer. Then put the bits into a blender, add ice and a cup of strong coffee.

Serve in a tall glass with a sprig of wiring.

Since you are what you eat, you are now a PC. Put the disk on your right index finger, and spin it as fast as you can with your left hand. Stare at it really hard with your laser-vision to load the game into your brain.

The AI is stored in your left brain, and may therefore easily be distracted by hitting the left side of your head into the nearest wall, ensuring victory.

If you intend to play for more than an hour, it is probably advisable to prepare a glass of soluble aspirin and a straw before you start playing.

NB - If the bits don't blend then you're just a n00b (and/or you need to buy a better blender...).

Cajun76
11-26-2007, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
The idea tactic in the Spitfire is to find other Spitfires that may be either on your team or the opposing team and fly around in a circle with the other Spitfires...this circle should rise no higher than 500 meters. Your objective is then to shoot, crash, or ram into friendly and opposing Spitfires. In the event of failure to complete your objective as stated above you will promptly be cut out of the sky by a pilot flying another plane.

Thems the rules. I don't make these things up.

500 meters seems close to the vertical limit of the Spit, based on observation. Occasionally one will struggle up to 1000m. The tactical result is similar to a fish being speared by an eagle as the fish comes too close to the surface, the eagle in this case usually being a Fw-190.

It was also quite right to point out that crashing into and ramming are equally effective yet separate tactics for the experienced Spitfighter pilot.

Schwarz.13
11-26-2007, 04:49 PM
What is the best tactic against enemy aeroplanes?

The best tactic in a Spitfire is to bank left (or sometimes right depending on map) 90º and pull the stick back as hard as possible till whining can be heard from enemy a/c - this should cause them to fall from the sky without wasting Hispano railgun ammo. Hope this helps!


The only wingman I have is my mother but when the dogfight starts she is on the telephone to her sister.

Avro - Skype is not permitted as comms on most pro servers and will get your mum banned permanently!

WTE_Ibis
11-26-2007, 04:58 PM
If you press Ctrl-E it releases the drop kick
thus the overall weight is reduced, it also improves performance of said aircraft by improving systems management.


.

Divine-Wind
11-26-2007, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Viper2005_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
What is the best tactic against enemy aeroplanes?


Ctrl-E unlocks Extra über Mode, greatly enhancing the performance of your aeroplane.

Unfortunately, this doesn't work for everybody.

If you've got the wrong motherboard then a well documented bug can result in your pilot parachuting out when you try to unlock Extra über Mode.

If you cannot unlock Extra über Mode, the cure is to smash your PC into little bits using a hammer. Then put the bits into a blender, add ice and a cup of strong coffee.

Serve in a tall glass with a sprig of wiring.

Since you are what you eat, you are now a PC. Put the disk on your right index finger, and spin it as fast as you can with your left hand. Stare at it really hard with your laser-vision to load the game into your brain.

The AI is stored in your left brain, and may therefore easily be distracted by hitting the left side of your head into the nearest wall, ensuring victory.

If you intend to play for more than an hour, it is probably advisable to prepare a glass of soluble aspirin and a straw before you start playing.

NB - If the bits don't blend then you're just a n00b (and/or you need to buy a better blender...). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Gawd, and I was drinking too!

Alloy007P
11-26-2007, 05:25 PM
honestly I don't know "how" to fly a spitfire, I just do it. I have been playing Arma for the last two months and finally got so pissed off by the 800x600 resolution and crappy AI I nearly threw my keyboard out the window. Despite the fact I haven't been flying last night I jumped into the spitfire and took down two zeros just as easly as I eat a whole pumpkin pie in two seceonds.

Aside from the I just fly spitfires and don't know how the only advice I can comeup with is stay on the enemy untill you have the perfect shot and then let all hell lose on the poor b@stard. Hopefully SOMEONE else will be able to help you out more than me.

MB_Avro_UK
11-26-2007, 05:36 PM
Hi all,

I am confused as to this post...

Is this a Spitfire tactic? Maybe a code-breaking stunt from the Enigma heroes at Bletchley Park?

'Serve in a tall glass with a sprig of wiring'.

What is a tall glass?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

RaVe_N
11-26-2007, 05:51 PM
1.first I start it up
2.Then ill taxie it to take off
3. Set radiator to 3, get my heading>> to action
4. Once on a good heading I will get up and grab a beer.
by the time I get back I should have shot down 16 aircraft.

Then head home. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

T_O_A_D
11-26-2007, 06:08 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Smilies/7_3_112.gif

Xiolablu3
11-27-2007, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by Alloy007P:
honestly I don't know "how" to fly a spitfire, I just do it. I have been playing Arma for the last two months and finally got so pissed off by the 800x600 resolution and crappy AI I nearly threw my keyboard out the window. Despite the fact I haven't been flying last night I jumped into the spitfire and took down two zeros just as easly as I eat a whole pumpkin pie in two seceonds.

Aside from the I just fly spitfires and don't know how the only advice I can comeup with is stay on the enemy untill you have the perfect shot and then let all hell lose on the poor b@stard. Hopefully SOMEONE else will be able to help you out more than me.


Me too on the ARMA thing.

It feels too clumsy when moving around to me, not fluid or simple. I think the time has come when they should move to a 'normal' 3D engine rather than the 'look around but the view doesnt move'

I loved Op Flashpoint, but ARMA feels worse to me for some reason.

Also having the AI drive tanks/vehicles is terrible. I was willing to put up with that in OpFlash, but when it was no different in ARMA, I got annoyed.

Typical ordering AI to drive rountine :-

Move forward (moves 1 inch)
Move forward (moves 1 inch)
Forward fast (turns right, moves forward 1 inch)
turn left (turns left)
Move forward (turns left)
turn right (turns right)
Forward fast (moves 2 inches)

Grrr getting annoyed now....

Forw.....

BANG!

You are dead....


Exits game and plays Crysis or GEars of War instead

Codex1971
11-27-2007, 12:55 AM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
I am NOT a nooob! I hate that word because I see it so often in the chatbar http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


The reason Avro is that you're too good for the Spit.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e-Ra0dH-Lg

leitmotiv
11-27-2007, 02:58 AM
<span class="ev_code_RED">The best way to fly a Spitfire is not to crash. </span> Leslie Howard, 1941


http://www.spitfireale.co.uk/images/spitfire.jpg

JG52Uther
11-27-2007, 03:02 AM
'Spitfire' ?

ploughman
11-27-2007, 03:05 AM
Stable drinking platform.

leitmotiv
11-27-2007, 03:08 AM
Others say that by distributing drinks along the span of the wing made the Spitfire a more lethal drinking platform.

leitmotiv
11-27-2007, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by JG52Uther:
'Spitfire' ?

Didn't yer know, all British aeroplanes ar Spitfires?

leitmotiv
11-27-2007, 03:13 AM
Skunk told me this is a Canadian Spitfire


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/Hawker_Typhoon_Mk_IB.jpg/800px-Hawker_Typhoon_Mk_IB.jpg

leitmotiv
11-27-2007, 03:38 AM
Here is the Spitfire for which you've been waiting, MBA

http://www.hyperscale.com/reviews/kits/fm6056reviewme_1.htm

ViktorViktor
11-27-2007, 04:01 AM
Hi everyone -
I too had trouble flying the Spitfire until I learned by trial and error the following tactic. Since then I have had amazing success:

Take off and fly over to an area where you can expect to run into the enemy. Once you meet an enemy (actually doesn't matter if it's enemy, I find my 'experten' tactic works equally well against friendly aircraft as well) and have begun to dogfight, do the following -

1) Switch on your Nav lights

2) Switch on your Landing lights

3) Switch on your wingtip smoke

4) Slow down to about 250-300 kmh and fly straight

The enemy will be so dazzled by this ingenious display of light and color that he will invariably forget himself and fly beside you, or at least begin to fly straight as well. I find that instead of fighting, the enemy often (foolishly) tries to communicate with me.

The moment he does this, cut power, slide in behind him at fire away !! And show no mercy !You are now on your way to mastering the Spitfire.

P.S. - I recommend to turn off TeamSpeak when using this tactic: your opponents' cry of horror and dismay can sometimes be heard and may distract you.

P.P.S. - Likewise I recommend that you disable your chatbar, lest the resulting tidal wave of text (envious remarks and insults from other players) following a successful kill distract you from your purpose.

P.P.P.S. - This tactic does not work against AI pilots. They are over-modelled (read: more clever than a human) and cannot be fooled in this fashion.

Good luck and good hunting !

Billy_BigBoy
11-27-2007, 04:25 AM
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BBB_Hyperion
11-27-2007, 04:42 AM
A new mod is out called realspit(tm).
Absolutely necessary when flying the spitfire to it's limits.
It finally allows to fly this amazing bird near it's historical specifications. Unlike Original 46 content it offers higher seating similar to some spitfire model already included and a realistic(tm) weapon and damagemodel(tm). The damagemodel(tm) has been tweaked that the mk108 or other high caliber LW Weapons can't take it down at once. Cause there was no convincing historical proof that it was possible.Further the turntime has been improved. Here to mention that mostly the instant turn is now closer to historical performance. It almost catches itself in a 360 degree turn now that is close what veterans told us relying mainly on the turnability to turn the tables in air combat and proof once again the realism of the mod.
The overheat message has been removed as it was completely unrealistic to show a overheat that rises concerns for pilots as if something had to be done. Radiators are now fully controllable and automatic has been removed for it's performance reduction.
Other Planes have been reduced to historical limits as well. For example the fw190 got a larger bar(tm) as reference we used a real 190 unfortunately the windshield was missing but we modeled anyway exactly to original. In all wrecks of 190s we found bricks were added for stability in the back section of the plane weighting around 500 kg. Therefore we added the historical counterbalance to the fm and the 190 is even more historical correct now as it was.Additional directional stability was reduced to historical values.The 109 now has reduced pullforces ! We modeled the armstrength from typical 5 hour total training squadrons used in the RAF as reference for typical 109 pilots. Unfortunately we had to speculate here that the pilots never used both hands which can't be verified in comparable test groups and limited the pullforce to 15 lbs. Captured and restored planes showed that that was a correct assumption.

Without this mod the spitfire is almost unflyable . So be sure to check google(tm) for further informations

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls...+mod+il2&btnG=Search (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=OQJ&q=spitfire+hack+mod+il2&btnG=Search)
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Skoshi Tiger
11-27-2007, 05:31 AM
I was having a lot of trouble with the Spitfire as well. In a break turn I'ld bank to one side heave back on the stick and imediately get thrown into a horrible upside down spinny thing that would often end up with me on the ground. Alot of the time standard spin recovery ( Power off, opposite rudder, then recover from the dive) often had me thrown into another spin in the other direction. UNTIL TONIGHT.....

For the spitfire I changed my pitch response curve to something like

1, 12, 24, 34, 51, 59, 66, 70, 76.

( I haven't had a chance to refine them)

This changes the response curve so I limit the amount of elevator I can use.

Now when I fly the spitfire I can do the famous climbing spiral turn with the rate of climb metre pointing to the top of the dial.

The plane buffets as I get near stall speed but
remains controlable!

It works for me hope you find the same! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BTW I'm using a CH-Fighterstick USB (Gameort Ch throttle and thrustmaster pedals!)

MEGILE
11-27-2007, 05:45 AM
Press the G key.

Ratsack
11-27-2007, 06:00 AM
You nice?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Ratsack

leitmotiv
11-27-2007, 07:56 AM
German Spitfires


http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/images/bf109main.jpg

Low_Flyer_MkIX
11-27-2007, 08:08 AM
Are those wooden droptanks?

Schwarz.13
11-27-2007, 08:48 AM
http://earth.endless.ne.jp/users/mac0115/priller.JPG

The RAFs top Spitfire ace! He got vastly more Spit kills than any other - this is confirmed by RAF records. He can be seen here wearing captured enemy medal and officers cap...

JtD
11-27-2007, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkIX:
Are those wooden droptanks?

No, these are containers for personal belongings like footballs.

leitmotiv
11-27-2007, 09:08 AM
Those are killer whales which the German Spitfires dropped near British warships. The whales then proceeded to leap up and grab anti-aircraft gunners on the ships, thus, facilitating the German Spitfires landing on the British aircraft carriers and drinking all the booze causing the crews' morale to collapse necessitating their immediate return to port for restocking with booze. Got this from Kurfurst's site.

SeaFireLIV
11-27-2007, 09:12 AM
I still think Ctrl-E works best for added Spitfire boost. Works many times in my offline campaigns.

leitmotiv
11-27-2007, 09:13 AM
Japanese Spitfire


http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/IJARG/images/navzero.jpg

Schwarz.13
11-27-2007, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by Schwarz.13:
http://earth.endless.ne.jp/users/mac0115/priller.JPG

The RAFs top Spitfire ace! He got vastly more Spit kills than any other - this is confirmed by RAF records. He can be seen here wearing captured enemy medal and officers cap...

Avro - meant to say you can read all about his Spit-killing tactics in his book "I flew for the Fat Bloke"...

leitmotiv
11-27-2007, 11:00 AM
I read I Flew for the Fat Bloke---great German Spitfire exploits!

Kurfurst__
11-28-2007, 01:25 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Those are killer whales which the German Spitfires dropped near British warships. The whales then proceeded to leap up and grab anti-aircraft gunners on the ships, thus, facilitating the German Spitfires landing on the British aircraft carriers and drinking all the booze causing the crews' morale to collapse necessitating their immediate return to port for restocking with booze. Got this from Kurfurst's site.

Well I was unsure of this at first, but when you got to the 'drinking all the booze' part, I realized it could be from my site after all, even if I don`t recall it on the whole, just certain elements which seem pass into with my line of thinking. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

No41Sqn_Banks
11-28-2007, 02:59 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Japanese Spitfire


http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/IJARG/images/navzero.jpg

Well, in fact this was the second Japanese Seafire Mk I prototype (Serial #1354), which was a converted Japanese Spitfire Mk VI with arresting hook, the famous german football containers and some minor changes like a water wing storage below the fuel tank and the sliding canopy.

BTW: The story about the whales is totaly wrong and was first published in a book from 1967 and was then repeated by many authors. But recent documents have proven that these were football containers. In fact this couldn't be whales anyway because of the oil tank which was fitted at that place since German Spitfire Mk III. Here for reference:

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20030019869-0-display.jpg

You can easily see that there is simply no free space to store a whale in it, but exactly enough space to transport 20 1/2 footballs. So the whales were only available at early German Spitfires.

leitmotiv
11-28-2007, 03:59 AM
Originally posted by No41Sqn_Banks:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Japanese Spitfire


http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/IJARG/images/navzero.jpg

Well, in fact this was the second Japanese Seafire Mk I prototype (Serial #1354), which was a converted Japanese Spitfire Mk VI with arresting hook, the famous german football containers and some minor changes like a water wing storage below the fuel tank and the sliding canopy.

BTW: The story about the whales is totaly wrong and was first published in a book from 1967 and was then repeated by many authors. But recent documents have proven that these were football containers. In fact this couldn't be whales anyway because of the oil tank which was fitted at that place since German Spitfire Mk III. Here for reference:

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20030019869-0-display.jpg

You can easily see that there is simply no free space to store a whale in it, but exactly enough space to transport 20 1/2 footballs. So the whales were only available at early German Spitfires. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have been refuted beautifully!

leitmotiv
11-28-2007, 04:03 AM
American Spitfire


http://www.historylink101.com/ww2photo/p-51-mustang.jpg

leitmotiv
11-28-2007, 04:05 AM
Soviet Spitfire


http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/portland/971/boxart/icm/ICM_TB-3.jpg

Low_Flyer_MkIX
11-28-2007, 04:22 AM
Forgotten Battles 1946 Spifire.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/miles20m39b.jpg

leitmotiv
11-28-2007, 04:29 AM
Soooooooooooo true!

French Spitfire


http://m.blog.hu/ba/balatonibikini/image/0703/bridget-bardot-bikini-thumb.jpg

Viper2005_
11-28-2007, 06:50 AM
Originally posted by No41Sqn_Banks:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Japanese Spitfire


http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/IJARG/images/navzero.jpg

Well, in fact this was the second Japanese Seafire Mk I prototype (Serial #1354), which was a converted Japanese Spitfire Mk VI with arresting hook, the famous german football containers and some minor changes like a water wing storage below the fuel tank and the sliding canopy.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Close that book and put in blender.

All Spitfires have the same serial number (#1337). Unlike other aeroplanes which may vary from example to example, there is no need to identify Spitfires individually since they are all infinitely awesome.

No41Sqn_Banks
11-28-2007, 07:59 AM
Originally posted by Viper2005_:
Close that book and put in blender.

All Spitfires have the same serial number (#1337). Unlike other aeroplanes which may vary from example to example, there is no need to identify Spitfires individually since they are all infinitely awesome.

Of course you are right, like every child knows the correct serial for all Spitfires is #1337.

The #1354 I meantioned can be found in many publications in the United States. The differnt numbers are based on the conversion from "(international) nautical/sea mile" to "nautical/sea mile (admiralty)" which was used till 1954 in the US. To get from #1337 to #1354 you have to multiply the 3.88 feet difference between those two units with the payload of an average african swallow.

Here is the South-African Swallow ... errr I mean South-African Spitfire:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4b/WelcomeSwallowSmall.jpg/200px-WelcomeSwallowSmall.jpg

M_Gunz
11-28-2007, 08:10 AM
Don't bother learning or practicing anything on whatever plane it is.
Just read a book with war stories about it, jump online and get shot down and then get right
over to the ORR and complain about the buggy FM.

Okay?

Cajun76
11-28-2007, 08:13 AM
Originally posted by Viper2005_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by No41Sqn_Banks:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Japanese Spitfire


http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/IJARG/images/navzero.jpg

Well, in fact this was the second Japanese Seafire Mk I prototype (Serial #1354), which was a converted Japanese Spitfire Mk VI with arresting hook, the famous german football containers and some minor changes like a water wing storage below the fuel tank and the sliding canopy.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Close that book and put in blender.

All Spitfires have the same serial number (#1337). Unlike other aeroplanes which may vary from example to example, there is no need to identify Spitfires individually since they are all infinitely awesome. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm picturing Chuck Norris with limey roundels. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

waffen-79
11-28-2007, 08:20 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Soooooooooooo true!

French Spitfire


http://m.blog.hu/ba/balatonibikini/image/0703/bridget-bardot-bikini-thumb.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

QFT

ahhh teh 60's

MEGILE
11-28-2007, 08:21 AM
Leitmotiv... you forgot the famed swedish spitfire!

Preferbly one with long blonde hair, great skin.. legs which go on for days.

Low_Flyer_MkIX
11-28-2007, 08:31 AM
Bulgarian Spitfire.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/LF2/capture_10092007_141250.jpg

LEBillfish
11-28-2007, 08:34 AM
feel grateful.....Some of us remember a time when we had no spitfires......*nods* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif....although, we did have the Yakfire.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

RegRag1977
11-28-2007, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Skunk told me this is a Canadian Spitfire


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/Hawker_Typhoon_Mk_IB.jpg/800px-Hawker_Typhoon_Mk_IB.jpg

The best looking Spitfire of them all is the Typhoon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

RegRag1977
11-28-2007, 08:48 AM
Mmmm, the best way of flying it is to try not to encounter one of these guys:

http://www.luftwaffe.cz/spit.html

ploughman
11-28-2007, 09:16 AM
Ha! All your pianos belong to us.


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/allurbasesbelongtous.jpg

RegRag1977
11-28-2007, 09:22 AM
Well maybe, alas everybody knows that german music is teh über music: as über as the K4 RoC http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

RegRag1977
11-28-2007, 09:50 AM
And the most interesting Spitfire of them all is the Alabama Spitfire:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/RegRag1977/afg_021220_046.jpg

the 332nd fighter group, the Tuskegee airmen!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/332nd_Fighter_Group

M_Gunz
11-28-2007, 10:25 AM
I like that little French model best so far.

RegRag1977
11-28-2007, 10:41 AM
Remember that only early BB models are great, M Gunz ,

French Spit cover:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/RegRag1977/bardot.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/RegRag1977/039_68526Brigitte-Bardot-Posters.jpg

French Spit MTO:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/RegRag1977/les_annees_501_diapo_main.jpg

And finally over Africa, you can see the filter that caused extra drag

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/RegRag1977/sitebbfourrure.jpg

note the camouflage scheme http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

TheGozr
11-28-2007, 11:19 AM
I have been flying this sim since 2002 but I struggle to fly the Spitfire.

Hard to believe "Struggle to fly the Spitfire" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cajun76
11-28-2007, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by TheGozr:
I have been flying this sim since 2002 but I struggle to fly the Spitfire.

Hard to believe "Struggle to fly the Spitfire" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

And here I thought the French were strangers to sarcasm. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

leitmotiv
11-28-2007, 12:26 PM
Swedish Spitfires in formation


http://www.swedishbikiniteam.com/images/pla.jpg

leitmotiv
11-28-2007, 12:30 PM
Chinese Army Spitfires


http://images.tdaxp.com/tdaxp_upload/north_korean_army_babes_md.jpg

TheGozr
11-28-2007, 12:39 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif LOL..

Low_Flyer_MkIX
11-28-2007, 12:41 PM
Jamaican Spitfires.

http://www.socceralley.com/pictures/country-jamaican-02.jpg

Schwarz.13
11-29-2007, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by Cajun76:
I'm picturing Chuck Norris with limey roundels

http://mike.files.wordpress.com/2005/12/chuck_norris_1.jpg http://faeriesfinest.com/images/products/limes.gif http://members.cox.net/super-e/graphics/testicles.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Low_Flyer_MkIX
11-29-2007, 05:59 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/flag.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/flag.gif

Cajun76
11-29-2007, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by Schwarz.13:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cajun76:
I'm picturing Chuck Norris with limey roundels

http://mike.files.wordpress.com/2005/12/chuck_norris_1.jpg http://faeriesfinest.com/images/products/limes.gif http://members.cox.net/super-e/graphics/testicles.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

GET OUTTA MY HEAD SCHWARZ!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

alert_1
11-30-2007, 01:31 AM
quote
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What is the best tactic against enemy aeroplanes?
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Shot them down

flyingloon
11-30-2007, 01:59 AM
Originally posted by Schwarz.13:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cajun76:
I'm picturing Chuck Norris with limey roundels

http://mike.files.wordpress.com/2005/12/chuck_norris_1.jpg http://faeriesfinest.com/images/products/limes.gif http://members.cox.net/super-e/graphics/testicles.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>http://photos-351.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/genericv2/1814/111/01AwcAXze9kS8AAAABAAAAAAAAAAA:.jpg

-HH-Quazi
11-30-2007, 06:38 AM
And here I thought I was going to read some tips on properly flying the Spitfire. Geesh! No sweat Arvo, I also am not a good Spit driver. Hopefully a decent Spit flyer will come along and have mercy on us and share ome of his knowledge with us.