Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX in RAF-Service, NW Europe and the Med. Wingleader Photo Archive Number 20.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX in RAF-Service, NW Europe and the Med. Wingleader Photo Archive Number 20.
When Spitfire Mk V pilots first met the FW190s of JG26 in August 1941, it immediately became apparent their old Spitfires were completely outclassed by the Luftwaffe’s new fighter. Losses rose rapidly as more Spitfires fell to the guns of the FW190 pilots until, on 13 November 1941, all but essential fighter operations over Europe were halted.
A new fighter capable of matching the performance of the FW190 was needed – urgently. The planned successors to the Spitfire Mk V were the Mk VII and Mk VIII, but they would take far too long to become operational. Fortunately, Rolls-Royce had experimented with fitting a Merlin 60 engine in their test-bed Spitfire in September 1941 and the increase in performance over the Mk V was significant. The Air Ministry took the decision to marry the tried-and-tested Mk V airframe with the new Merlin to bypass the delays in perfecting a new airframe and get a better Spitfire operational as soon as possible.
The Spitfire Mk IX entered service nine months later, in June 1942 and went on to become, in the eyes of many pilots, the best of the breed.
This book contains approx 120 original wartime/pre-war photos and 6 in-depth colour profiles.

Author(s): Simon W. Parry
Publisher: Wingleader Publ.
Pages: 72
Language: English
Edition: 1
Year of publication: 2023
Dimensions: 21 x 29,7 cm
Binding: Softcover
Weight: 0.60 kg

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