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pourshot
10-24-2004, 03:56 AM
Hey guys still no PF here(taps fingers patiently) so would someone like to tell me what Mk/engine spitfires we will have in the release version of PF please.

ps.I did do a search but as we all know that can be a waste of time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

nixon-fiend.
10-24-2004, 05:14 AM
certainly.

we got 2 mk.VIIIs.. pointy (broad chord) rudder version.. listed as 1942.. normal wing and clipped wing. lovely plane, seems to handle ever so slightly better than the IX.

we also got two seafire IIIs - F. and L. versions... listed as 1943

All 4 of these planes have only 60 rpm of cannon ammo... which methinks is a fault.

Hunde_3.JG51
10-24-2004, 05:31 AM
I hate when Oleg and crew do this http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif, the Spitifre VIII entered service in 1943. P-51B is listed as 1942, Yak-1B listed as 1942, etc.

I wish the listed years were more accurate in some cases, hopefully the server admins will note this.

What is Corsair and Hellcat listed as? Both should be 1943 (first action = Feb. '43 for Corsair, August '43 for Hellcat).

Feathered_IV
10-24-2004, 05:33 AM
Do any of these spits have tropical filters fitted or are they the standard European type?

WOLFMondo
10-24-2004, 05:40 AM
The VIII I think has a tropical filter built in. All the others I think are representative of the Spitfires the UK sent to the USSR so no, they don't.

pourshot
10-24-2004, 06:41 AM
What i would like most to know is what engine we get in the VIII is it the merlin 61 or 66 F,LF or HF, also is it normanl span extended or clipped?

I have been looking for climb/speed charts and would like to get the correct ones if possable.

nixon-fiend.
10-24-2004, 07:32 AM
There is no information regarding engine type, else i would have specified.

No mk.VIII in the object viewer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

rgr, hunde.. should be 43.. didnt see action til then anyways..

pourshot
10-24-2004, 07:34 AM
Thanks anyway mate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ploughman
10-24-2004, 07:45 AM
Yeah, the Mk VIII does seem to handle better than the Mk IX, it has an improved roll rate and it also looks better.

VW-IceFire
10-24-2004, 08:37 AM
Its a Merlin 66 version (or should be). It was listed officially as the LF VIII (and that would be indicative of the broadchord rudder and enlarged air filter).

LF = Low fighter which meant that the Merlin 66 would max out just above 22,000 feet which was the same best altitude as the FW190. The VIII and IX share this attribute very closely.

I know less about the Seafires but I believe at least one of them features a Hispano Mark V and 120 or 140 rpg.

Eddie_W
10-24-2004, 12:49 PM
There are Spitfire Mk Vc's listed in the "Void" section http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Might be useful for you tropical Mk.V fans...

VW-IceFire
10-24-2004, 01:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Eddie_W:
There are Spitfire Mk Vc's listed in the "Void" section http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Might be useful for you tropical Mk.V fans... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Oooh...Mark Vc? Tropical filter? Interesting.

DuxCorvan
10-24-2004, 01:39 PM
Mmmm, this is something I've been asking around for ages. There are many skins out there of desert camo for Hurricanes and Spitfires, and even a desert map for FB. But they are not still accurate: they lack Vokes & Aboukir filters that gave them that peculiar 'double chin' look.

Even in Russia, those planes were most of the time equipped with dust filters.

BTW, LW planes also lack them, but that's less conspicuous.

BuzzU
10-24-2004, 01:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hunde_3.JG51:
I hate when Oleg and crew do this http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif, the Spitifre VIII entered service in 1943. P-51B is listed as 1942, Yak-1B listed as 1942, etc.

I wish the listed years were more accurate in some cases, hopefully the server admins will note this.

What is Corsair and Hellcat listed as? Both should be 1943 (first action = Feb. '43 for Corsair, August '43 for Hellcat). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Corsair saw service in late 42 to the Marines.

Hunde_3.JG51
10-24-2004, 09:15 PM
Hey Buzz, haven't spoken to you in awhile. I hope all is well.

Anyway, here is what I have on Corsair:

"It first equipped Marine Fighting squadron 124, commisioned 7 September 1942, and sailed early in 1943 for Guadalcanal via Espiritu Santu."

"The types first combat was recorded in February 1943 over Bougainville."

I have this referenced in three seperate books. What I want to know, but have been too lazy to look up, is how much the F4U-C with 4x20mm were used in combat.

jocko417
10-24-2004, 11:30 PM
One thing I do notice:

The new Spit templates look like they won't be such a pain to skin - the fuselage is tapered now instead of having to be squished onto the model giving us that warped fuselage roundel.