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WUAF_Darkangel
01-12-2005, 09:20 PM
Dear Oleg Maddox all spitfire mk9 variants in 3.03m have a pointed tail fin like the mk8. Isn't the mk9 just a mk5 airframe with a more powerful engine and a 4 blade propellor? This means that the mk9 should have a blunted tail fin just like the mk5. I have also checked this on the internet and all websites i've been to show the mk9 with a blunted tail fin. Hopefully this will be fixed in 3.04.

WUAF_Darkangel
01-12-2005, 09:20 PM
Dear Oleg Maddox all spitfire mk9 variants in 3.03m have a pointed tail fin like the mk8. Isn't the mk9 just a mk5 airframe with a more powerful engine and a 4 blade propellor? This means that the mk9 should have a blunted tail fin just like the mk5. I have also checked this on the internet and all websites i've been to show the mk9 with a blunted tail fin. Hopefully this will be fixed in 3.04.

3.JG51_BigBear
01-12-2005, 09:28 PM
The Mark IX sported both tail designs.

WUAF_Badsight
01-12-2005, 09:33 PM
i like the pointy tail 100% more http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

3.JG51_BigBear
01-12-2005, 09:37 PM
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://su22m4.free.fr/duxford_0900/spit8.JPG&imgrefurl=http://su22m4.free.fr/spitmeet.htm&h=402&w=700&sz=26&tbnid=Phx3WZFGdvQJ:&tbnh=79&tbnw=137&start=248&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dspitfire%2Bmk%2Bix%26start%3D240%26hl %3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

Found this doing a quick google. I'm sure there are more I just picked the first sight I ran into.

WUAF_Darkangel
01-12-2005, 09:43 PM
Oki http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

JG53Frankyboy
01-13-2005, 04:43 AM
well, also the "normal" Spitfire IX have a Melrin 66.
so we have
Spitfire LF.MkIXc
Spitfire LF.MkIXc CW
Spitfire LF.MkIXe
Spitfire LF.MkIXe CW
Spitfire HF.MkIXe

there is unfortunatly no Spitfire F.MkIXc with Merlin 61 from 1942 in game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif . that should realy have not the pointed rudder

VW-IceFire
01-13-2005, 03:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WUAF_Darkangel:
Dear Oleg Maddox all spitfire mk9 variants in 3.03m have a pointed tail fin like the mk8. Isn't the mk9 just a mk5 airframe with a more powerful engine and a 4 blade propellor? This means that the mk9 should have a blunted tail fin just like the mk5. I have also checked this on the internet and all websites i've been to show the mk9 with a blunted tail fin. Hopefully this will be fixed in 3.04. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Only some of the Mark IX had rounded tails. Some of them had pointed tails. Its also apparently true that some of the Mark VIII were shipped out with rounded tails as well but I've never seen one that I can remember.

With Spitfires its hard to really tell. I've seen some photos where squadrons would have half of one type of tail and half of another type of tail. Its not even divided amongst the LF.IX Spitfires and the F.IX Spitfires...welcome to the strange and ambiguous world of the Spitfire.

Trust me, what they have done with the Spitfires in the game is true, possible, and very correct.