The Spitfire continued to develop through the war years and many intermediate versons were produced, trialing all manner of engine and weapon combinations.
However, the next major variant to have significant impact could be considered to be the MkXIV.
This was the first production example to be fitted with the all-new Rolls Royce Griffon 61 powerplant. Producing 2035 hp, this engine improved the Spitfireâ€™s performance immeasurably about 30,000ft.
High speed PR versions were produced, fitted with camera arrays for high-speed, high altitude photo-reconnaissance work. 0.5 inch machine guns and 20mm cannons were combined in the â€˜Râ€™ wing to provide devastating firepower. Cut down fuselages or â€˜low-backsâ€™ as they were known were introduced with tear-drop canopies providing pilots with tremendous all around visibility. Very popular with pilots, these versions of the Spitfire XIV could reach 43,000 feet and deliver speeds in excess of 430MPH at that altitude. Combines with â€˜Eâ€™ wing configuration, the later models of the MKXIV were very formidable combat opponents indeed. A few examples were produced with contra-rotating propeller units which resulted in eliminating the characteristic torque wing on takeoff. The weight penalty penalty was too great however and the combination was not adopted for service.
In total, 20,334 Spitfires od all types were produced. Less than 1% remain in existence today.
Models included in this pack:
· MK XIV compatible with FS2004 and FS2002 and CFS3 only.
· MK XIV contra compatible with FS2004 and FS2002 only.
· MK XIV PR compatible with FS2004 and FS2002 only.
· MK XIX compatible with FS2004 and FS2002 only.
· MK 22 compatible with FS2004 and FS2002 only.
Package includes models compatible with FS2004, FS2002 & CFS3
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