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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2016, 01:22:44 AM »

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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2016, 01:24:14 AM »

I will fly it with pleasure !

Thank you max, have fun!
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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2016, 06:22:53 AM »

Can I have a little poke?  ;) Is this supposed to have the B wing or C wing?
There is indeed too many things called IXb/IXB - so - what exactly is this plane, I am confused.  ::(

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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2016, 03:17:36 PM »

Can I have a little poke?  ;) Is this supposed to have the B wing or C wing?
There is indeed too many things called IXb/IXB - so - what exactly is this plane, I am confused.  ::(
It's a IXc i.e. a IX with the type C wing. The lack of a stub on the wing leading edge for the second (and redundant) cannon mounting may either be due to an inaccurate restoration (it does happen) or as a representation of some wartime C winged Spitfires (both Vc and IXc) that had the stub removed, although I've only seen that on photos of US operated Spits so far.
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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2016, 05:51:38 PM »

nope, there were b winged IX's
but apparently, IXb also stood for IXc spits engined with 66 merlin. In which case it was written in capitals - as IXB, which is fkin confusing :))
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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2016, 06:22:30 PM »

Sorry but I beg to differ, there were no b winged Mk IXs. If you happen to have a photo(s) of a Mk IX clearly showing it with type b wings that proves me wrong I'd be very interested to see it.
In regards to your photo, I still believe it's a IXc; the length and shape of the cannon fairing, the shortness of the cannon barrel (only the muzzle showing) and the lack of the under-wing bulge for the cannon ammo drum (on the b wing only) as well as the lack of the gun-bay heating vent (a and b wing only) all indicate it being a type c wing.
However I do concur that IXB was an informal but very wide spread term used to designate the Merlin 66 powered Mk IX (a.k.a LF.IX) and that it causes a lot of confusion.
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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2016, 03:04:50 AM »

The difference lies in the colloqial pilot speak and the official  designation from the factory. Veterans like Al Deere refer to the IXB when they are talking about the LF MK IX with the c type wing and this was common I believe and came about because it was how they had always referred to the previous iterations of Spitfire. MK I and MK II came in either IA or IB/IIA or IIB versions as did the MK V until the later VC. I think that MK IX pilots simply carried  on with the habit of calling a Spit with cannon as a B though the manufacturer was being much more specific as the variants proliferated with Merlin engine version.
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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2016, 05:06:20 AM »



I am wondering why this mod does not contain a "summer" folder.
Which other aircraft version default skin is it using?


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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2016, 06:36:13 AM »

well, I am quite sure I've read about both b and c wing being used, b being on very first IX's...
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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2016, 07:10:20 AM »

I am wondering why this mod does not contain a "summer" folder.
Which other aircraft version default skin is it using?
I do not understand !  :-|
This mod is a Spitfire 9B but it uses the folder Plane of the Spitfire 9C.
So this mod uses the skins folder (summer/desert/winter) of the 9C plane stock!  ;)
But the folder Paintschemes/skins are : SpitfireMkIXb
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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2016, 12:24:43 PM »

well - paintschemes folder is defined in the air.ini anyways ;)
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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXB
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2016, 01:03:21 PM »

I am wondering why this mod does not contain a "summer" folder.
Which other aircraft version default skin is it using?

This mod is a Spitfire 9B but it uses the folder Plane of the Spitfire 9C.
So this mod uses the skins folder (summer/desert/winter) of the 9C plane stock!  ;)
But the folder Paintschemes/skins are : SpitfireMkIXb

OK, That explains it  ;) 
Merci Epervier !

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