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Old 05-30-2014, 07:35 PM   #1
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Welcome to the Questions and Answers thread for the VEAO Supermarine Spitfire MK XIV.

In this thread feel free to ask any questions you have regarding this module and myself and the rest of the VEAO team will do our best to answer them as best we can.

To cover a few commonly asked questions from the warbirds thread :

• No ETA yet
• The Spitfire as with the other modules will be EFM to PFM standards
• Full ASM
• We will be doing the low back version with clipped wings.

If you guys have any questions for us then this is the place for you!

I can’t promise that we will answer all of them (usual NDA stuff applies etc etc) but we will certainly try!

Keep an eye out for the Eye Candy thread and the Dev Diary not only for this aircraft but for the other warbirds as well!

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Old 05-31-2014, 08:20 AM   #2
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May i ask a humble question Pman...

Here she goes.

The Spitfire Mk 14 was equipped with 2 types of wings the C and the E. What wing do you plan to have in the Mk 14?
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:34 AM   #3
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We will be doing the low back version with clipped wings.


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Old 05-31-2014, 08:57 AM   #4
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yeah but clipped versions of the C and E wings existed, the difference is internal structure support for different armaments.
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yeah but clipped versions of the C and E wings existed, the difference is internal structure support for different armaments.
A final decision has yet to be made on this. The actual structural support is the same just the internal layout is different.

It will prob be a E type though.

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Is there really still NDA type arrangements for the Spitfire and who owns the IP??
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Is there really still NDA type arrangements for the Spitfire and who owns the IP??
The NDA doesnt necessarily apply to Supermarine, we have things we have to consider as does every 3rd party

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Clipped wings variant? Why?

At the very least can't we have both?
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Clipped wings variant? Why?

At the very least can't we have both?
I think only recon versions of the Spit Mk XIV had fully elliptical wings, the clipped wings are for reducing induced drag at low altitudes.

I don't know about you but I don't have the patience to climb to 30,000 feet for a fight. I'm alright down low with my clipped wings.

The flight characteristics of the same model of spitfire with both types of wing would be radically different especially at high altitude.
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Clipped wings variant? Why?

At the very least can't we have both?
Sadly due to the way that DCS works we cant do too separate models without doing two separate modules. Which is more work and costing then we can do for a standard price DCS module.

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I think only recon versions of the Spit Mk XIV had fully elliptical wings, the clipped wings are for reducing induced drag at low altitudes.

I don't know about you but I don't have the patience to climb to 30,000 feet for a fight. I'm alright down low with my clipped wings.

The flight characteristics of the same model of spitfire with both types of wing would be radically different especially at high altitude.
The clipped wing variants only really came with the MkV, but your right that alot of the high altitude fighters not only had the full tips but in some cases actually had extended ones!

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