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What Spitfire to use for the PRU?
« on: May 26, 2021, 05:34:42 AM »

I am no expert on British aircraft, so I must throw this question open to the forum: which Spitfire should I use for a PRU/high altitude recce mission set in late 1942?

I have been browsing all the different variants in the game, but I just feel bewildered! Is there a dedicated Spitfire PRU in BAT?  :-|
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Re: What Spitfire to use for the PRU?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2021, 05:53:07 AM »

Hi Poltava,

Just looked in Red Core and there is Spit PR Mk IX and it is 1943 - looks all correct with the bulged lower engine cowling for the extra oil tank.

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Re: What Spitfire to use for the PRU?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2021, 06:05:56 AM »

There's also the PR.XIX Spitfire which you have to add seperately. She is FAST... but very good at high altitude work.


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Re: What Spitfire to use for the PRU?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2021, 09:21:38 AM »

... looks like these were used in 1942 ...

PR Mk IX (type 374) and FR Mk IX

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire_(late_Merlin-powered_variants)#PR_Mk_IX_(type_374)_and_FR_Mk_IX

... and also PR Mk X and PR Mk XI (types 387, 365 and 370)
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Re: What Spitfire to use for the PRU?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2021, 12:19:47 PM »

Got it - thanks all!  :)

(That array of different Spits really make my head spin!)
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Re: What Spitfire to use for the PRU?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2021, 09:32:52 AM »

I try to look up historical accounts of specific models used.

I've had the same problem when I am making missions.  So many models for anything but the U.S. hard to know what was even in the theater at the time, or even commonly used.

When I am adding Brittish or German a/c I usually just pick all from a specific year, then choose based on weapons, like a Spit with 4 hispanos, or just 30's.

Also, hard to know which is even a good model and representation.

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Re: What Spitfire to use for the PRU?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 02:40:47 PM »

In game, for 1944, best choice would be Mk XI.
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