Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc. Supermarine's famous Spitfire served from the first day of World War II to the last. The Mk IX was an expedient introduced in mid-1942 that would become the major type for the last half of the war. After the jump, a brief look at one such plane in American service. In early 1942 a new Spitfire was on the drawing ...
Spitfire Mk.IX » Spitfire Mk.IX Diary. The Spitfire's armament. Friday, 19th August, 2016. As May rolled into June I felt the need for a break from sheet metal work - some light relief, let's say - and for the want of better I decided to turn a hand to the Spitfire's armament.
Spitfire LF Mk.IX Weizman's (Israel) is armed with: 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannons, wing-mounted (135 rpg = 270 total) 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (260 rpg = 520 total) Suspended armament
BS.551 was built as a Mk V, converted to Mk IX (Merlin 61) at Rolls Royce, Hucknall. First flight 31-10-42. Merlin 70 installed by Rolls Royce, Hucknall 1-11-42.
Sep 28, 2021 · The MK.IX had a wider chord fin and the usual differences between the MK. V and MK.IX, otherwise it looked quite similar concerning the floats and the ventral fin, so no problem to use the parts on a MK.V IMHO. A further Spitfire was converted in 1944, a Mark IX serial MJ892 powered by a Merlin 45.
Aug 19, 2016 · And whilst most Mk IXs carried two Hispano cannons, the wing provided the option for four, as evidenced by the adjacent stubby ports with their dome-shaped cap. For both the domed caps and the tapered fairings I would need some kind of bespoke cutting tool.
IX was only "as good" as the Fw 190, so it was a parity that saw fully half of the first hundred Spitfire IX's listed as "failed to return", and thirty percent more written off from "combat related damage" upon return. Spitfire Mk. IX BR601 History - Born into conflict as few aircraft are, the sixth Mk. IX conversion was BR601.