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Old 02-25-2020, 07:15 PM   #11
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Yeah, more or less. The Seafire III had a bigger engine, but still less power than a Spit IX I think - but a Spit IX is basically a V with a bigger engine anyway. The Seafire apparently handled a little differently but yeah, probably not going to be a full mod there...
Thanks for clarification, still a nice tought.
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Old 04-28-2020, 02:13 AM   #14
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For the sake of accuracy, the wartime Seafires were all developments from the Spitfire Mk V; the later models which saw action in the Pacific were optimized for lower alts, had a four bladed prop and the full complement of 12 exhaust pipes (instead of the Mk Vc standard three on a side) with the 'universal' filter under the nose. By all reports, they were absolute hot rods and a joy to fly.

They were ideal for running down kamikazes, and were quite good at it when the opportunity arose.

Landing on carriers was NOT a joy, however. Most were lost or damaged in landings. The basic airframe just wasn't designed with carrier landings in mind.
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Old 06-19-2020, 04:24 AM   #15
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Will buy a Mk VIII Spit.




Will only buy a Mk VIII Spit.








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