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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX (Dragon) "Arrow Squadron"

23.2k LarryTad  2.2 years ago
Auto Credit Based on SimplyPlain's Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX ( Dragon )

(fictional) The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX (Dragon) "Arrow Squadron" was a specialized squadron of RAF pilots who flew 562 sorties over Britain, Soviet Union, and France. And also flew on D-Day to shoot down any remaining German aircraft. And instead of having letters on the side of the craft, you guessed it ARROWS!

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The Spitfire is the most famous plane of World War Two. Its groundbreaking design and superior specifications gave the British a decisive advantage fighting the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. But early models were often cruelly exposed in head-to-head duels with the enemy. During the Battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe made concerted efforts to destroy the main manufacturing plants at Woolston and Itchen, near Southampton. The first bombing raid, which missed the factories, came on 23 August 1940. Over the next month, other raids were mounted until, on 26 September 1940, both factories were destroyed,[40] with 92 people killed and a large number injured. Most of the casualties were experienced aircraft production workers.

Fortunately for the future of the Spitfire, many of the production jigs and machine tools had already been relocated by 20 September, and steps were being taken to disperse production to small facilities throughout the Southampton area. To this end, the British government requisitioned the likes of Vincent's Garage in Station Square, Reading, which later specialized in manufacturing Spitfire fuselages, and Anna Valley Motors, Salisbury, which was to become the sole producer of the wing leading-edge fuel tanks for photo-reconnaissance Spitfires, as well as producing other components.
A purpose-built works, specializing in manufacturing fuselages and installing engines, was built at Star Road, Caversham in Reading. The drawing office in which all Spitfire designs were drafted was moved to Hursley Park, near Southampton. This site also had an aircraft assembly hangar where many prototype and experimental Spitfires were assembled, but since it had no associated aerodrome, no Spitfires ever flew from Hursley.

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Bye Bye BF-109!

Four towns and their satellite airfields were chosen to be the focal points for these workshops: Southampton's Eastleigh Airport; Salisbury and the High Post and Chattis Hill aerodromes; Trowbridge and RAF Keevil; and Reading's Henley and Aldermaston aerodromes. Completed Spitfires were delivered to the airfields on Commer "Queen Mary" low-loader trailers, there to be fully assembled, tested, then passed on to the RAF. An experimental factory at Newbury was the subject of a Luftwaffe daylight raid, but the bombs missed their target and hit a nearby school.

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The build!

This took me quite a long time to make, I will give you the first craft I was going to upload shortly. Arrow Squadron had only four roundels two on the side, and one on the top of the left and one on the lower right. The description above says most of how the Spitfire was iconic, and heres some info on how this performs.

AG-1 NAV lights

AG2 - nothing
AG3 - nothing
AG4 - nothing
AG5 - nothing
AG6 - Start the Rolls-Royce Goshawk engine.
AG-7 nothing
AG8 - open cockpit

FEATURES

realistic flight model (speed limits, maneuverability, stability)

fully operational recreated cockpit

recreated landing gear

working rudder control, and pedals

lot's of detail

Glowing gun-sight (so you can see in the night)

Real time exhaust

Dynamic camera view

Link to 537 parts there (also the Soviet Union version)
Link to 442 parts there

Well, after reading all that here's your gallery.

it got shot down....sadly. :)

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Thank you for downloading and feedback would be appreciated!

Credit to @SimplyPlain for these screenshots and @Jacas99 for the screenshots on the soviet union version. Also @RKOdynamics for his awesome GIFs . Go check them out!

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General Characteristics

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.245
  • Wing Loading 26.1lbs/ft2 (127.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 311.4ft2 (28.9m2)
  • Drag Points 2387

Parts

  • Number of Parts 732
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 2,447
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    50.0k BeastHunter

    Your skill has massively improved since you were first here to the point that it is probably at least fifteen times better than my work!

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    this is....spectacular, everything about this plane is impressive from the screenshots to the small details, really amazing

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    217 ThatR33

    Dang man, it's been a while

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    23.2k LarryTad

    @YummyFrog3 Ok thanks! I joined one minute after you did and then we disconnected and connected a couple times after that.😅 But on my MP window I saw you put yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyesssssssssssssss.😂

    2.0 years ago
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    4,818 FartResidue

    I couldnt find you on MP, but your server worked

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    The description and the build itself is detailed, ngl

    2.1 years ago
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    35.2k MrCarrot

    Let’s gooooooo I can finaly spotlight your builds

    2.1 years ago
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    Larry tad can you pls teach me how the plane u uploaded was my first I need to figure out how to get the interior that good

    2.1 years ago
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    Thanks for the upvote I needed a interior and youres where the best I could find

    2.1 years ago
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    35.2k MrCarrot

    This looks amazing and it’s funny I remember when you were at 2500 points and ever since then your builds have just gotten better every time to build something great work on this!

    +1 2.2 years ago
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    50.0k BeastHunter

    @JustWingIt Thanks!

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    3,323 JustWingIt

    @BeastHunter @Titaninferna I wish I could upvote these comments!

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    16.5k FlirBlitz

    @LarryTad why have I seen this before...
    EDIT: Ah I see now.

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    23.2k LarryTad

    @CRATE52PART2 thank you!

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    32.3k CRATE52PART2

    That interior is just lovely

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    The hud isnt supposed to be that small?
    Great work btw!

    2.2 years ago
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    Your spitfire is incredible !

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    23.2k LarryTad

    @BeastHunter thank you!

    +1 2.2 years ago
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    Great build

    2.2 years ago
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    Also If you go to my profile the ME-323 Gunner Stations Is Dead when this bad boy is around I shot down 14 ME-323 It was funny

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    Nice Job Friend!

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    10.5k teodor99

    @Titaninferna aye very detailed tho my first impressions were not so impressed. by first the exhaust looked like it was taken from the Mk V, then i wondered why the smaller oil cooler remained. then it was the "goshawk engine"

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    Wow

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    23.2k LarryTad

    @Bryan5 @X99STRIKER @TatsuTheOtaku

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    23.2k LarryTad

    @SheriffHackdogMCPE @Titaninferna @Bobyo

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