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  1. "Quickly" in this case was about 9 man-hours if I remember rightly.
  2. Thanks! I had somehow missed this. At least it doesn't throw the date out by years!
  3. I reckon 3rd Jan 45 is a good guide - that's the date the new paint jobs arrived and 150 grade fuel started being disseminated so it seems logical a few more bits of RAF policy review would float around then too. It also corresponds broadly to the dubiously sourced "mandated" clipped wings due to skin wrinkling. As for the clipped wingtip section itself, it works on any Spitfire wing, C or E armament. Mark XIIs demonstrate a close analogue of a clipped C armament 14.
  4. Sadly not: I believe NH169 and RM704 are examples of clipped-wing high back XIVs High-back F.XIVes were certainly built and delivered in 1945 - this one to Hong Kong. It's very possible that 2TAF refitted elliptical wingtips to their new arrivals at pilot/squadron request as there are many photos of FR.XIVes (built with bubbles and clipped wings) with refitted elliptical wingtips in 2TAF. Also of interest, No. 2 Sqn BAF (Belgians) flew at least one shiny silver high-back F.XIVe with clipped wings from Florennes post war. Overall, it's impossible to say with certainty that the Spitfire XIV definitely did, or definitely did not, fly over Europe with clipped wings and a high back. We know for certain that it flew over Europe with both wingtips and a low back - so why not give us the option regardless, to adapt our planes to a close analog of modernity in the late war period. I don't see the harm in it, and there's certainly more of a grounding in reality to give the Spit a clipped wing option than there was to provide the K-4 with the DC engine option.
  5. The Merlin 70 was used in parallel with the Merlin 63 & 66, and the clipped wings were also not a mark of later development. Many Spitfires flew with rounded tips until VE Day.
  6. Tempests hunting V-1s used Sabre IIA engines (modified to IIB standards at the fields, but not yet with that name) running +11lbs boost at 3700rpm.
  7. It's a bad idea, we've discussed it to death on the admin team and firmly believe 8km is the best compromise.
  8. I guess you guys didn't get time to tweak the value for this patch either do you think we might see the correct values when the Spitfire XIV arrives?
  9. Very different plane, entirely different engines.
  10. Weather and time is randomly generated each time a mission is run.
  11. Look what we can do with it. Look at the massive positive reaction both here and elsewhere (Discord communities, Reddit). It's a better experience than Discord and we are all about player experience!
  12. Did you know that the older millennials are now entering their 40s?
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