MkXIV Griffon

by   30.3k Weaverfish  8 months ago
574 downloads

(READ THIS - This gunsight only works on MEDIUM or HIGH physics setting.
If you are after a LOW physics version, link at bottom of description.)

Finding themselves unable to give chase to the newest German fighters of 1942, Spitfire pilots demanded a redesign that adopted the larger Griffon engine. The increased slipstream from the big five-bladed propeller was balanced by an enlarged tail. Roll was improved with wing clipping, and the very first gyro gunsight units were installed.


P I L O T S - N O T E S
CAM1 - Cockpit mode
VTOL - Flaps

In-game specs for nerds
Supermarine Spitfire XIVe FR
2050hp RR Griffon
8,000lbs, 132gal below and ahead of cockpit cockpit.

Acrobatics(Based on historical records)
@ 1,000ft, 5,000ft and 10,000ft:
Mph - 330, 340, 360
Full roll - 3.2s, 2.0s, 2.8s
360 turn - 14.2s, 15.2s, 16.4s

Weapons
2x20mm Hispano Mk.V w/120rounds - 20 damage, 0.52m spread@100m, 840Mv@M/s, 12.5rps.
Gunsight: British Farnborough Gyroscopic Mk.IID

Low Physics Version
https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/40Yiv9/MkXIVe-Griffon-Low

AI Version
https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/x4C9Q3/AI-Griffon

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +70 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 26.8ft (8.2m)
  • Length 26.6ft (8.1m)
  • Height 9.3ft (2.8m)
  • Empty Weight 7,114lbs (3,227kg)
  • Loaded Weight 8,003lbs (3,630kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.149
  • Wing Loading 37.2lbs/ft2 (181.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 215.0ft2 (20.0m2)
  • Drag Points 1951

Parts

  • Number of Parts 249
  • Control Surfaces 20
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    47.2k ChaMikey

    everything about this is gorgeous

    6 months ago
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    30.7k CoolPeach

    This is much better than my gunsight, wish I could've seen this earlier

    7 months ago
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    1,705 Fishy26

    I like the sight

    7 months ago
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    Thanks for the nerd stats!

    7 months ago
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    27.5k PaderiegeZ

    I really love your style of builds, here's a spotlight

    8 months ago
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    56.8k Othawne

    I Really don't know what to say.

    I Appreciate a beautiful spitfire so much.

    8 months ago
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    300 AngelOne

    She looks beautiful!

    8 months ago
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    11.5k NordicTuna

    Very, very nice! Awesome gunsight too!

    8 months ago
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    17.1k ChiChiWerx

    Lead computing gunsight...! (Pick up jaw from floor...). I really, really wish I could Spotlight you, but you have far exceeded my skill level (and my total points).

    8 months ago
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    2,397 shipster

    What does it do?

    8 months ago
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    19.4k GhostHTX

    Closest to actual flight sim quality I have seen on SP. Simply wonderful!

    8 months ago
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    6,957 Oski

    AI version?

    8 months ago
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    23.3k Mostly

    Awesome plane! this is quite accurate!

    8 months ago