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Which version of spitfire XIV are we getting?

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Hello All,

 

AFked for a while and I am super excited that the spit XIV is finally coming. Just wondering if there’s any indication of which version of the xiv are we getting? Will it have a bubble canopy? I did a brief search on the forum but didn’t find anything.

 

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Not known yet.  Most are speculating it will be the razor back version, rather than the bubble canopy one.

Only time will tell.

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10 minutes ago, BlitzPig_EL said:

Not known yet.  Most are speculating it will be the razor back version, rather than the bubble canopy one.

Only time will tell.

Yes seems we'll get the ugly sister!

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If I had to guess, one of the earlier C ones to better fit the BoN timeline. So raised back, potentially .303s instead of .50s, etc

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Given the timeline I would put it as a conventional "razorback" version (if that term applies to the Spitfire) rather than the cut down bubble canopy version. The Spitfire XIV, despite being kind of an "ultimate" Spitfire variant, was around and in RAF service for quite some and by mid 1944 was starting to get into regular squadron service although they ended up keeping them back to deal with the V-1 threat. That's after facing the tail end of the 'tip and run' raids on the English coast.

 

So I would guess it'll be Spitfire F.XIV and either with a C or an E-wing or ... maybe both! A large number were E-wing but the earliest of them were C-wing.

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What are it's power settings? Was it 25lb boost as standard or was it more or less? I don't know anything about the Spitfire so I'm curious to know how it will differ from the IX.

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36 minutes ago, Legioneod said:

What are it's power settings? Was it 25lb boost as standard or was it more or less? I don't know anything about the Spitfire so I'm curious to know how it will differ from the IX.

 

18lbs standard, but the Griffon is a bigger, badder engine than the Merlin, the XIV is still enormously faster than the IX regardless, especially at high altitude

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4 hours ago, Legioneod said:

What are it's power settings? Was it 25lb boost as standard or was it more or less? I don't know anything about the Spitfire so I'm curious to know how it will differ from the IX.

 

18lb and 21lb boost for the Spit XIV.

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8 hours ago, -LUCKY-ThanksSkeletor said:

 

*better looking sister

Tear drop canopy, cutback fuselage and clipped wings= better looking sister 😉

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7 minutes ago, EAF_Ribbon said:

Tear drop canopy, cutback fuselage and clipped wings= better looking sister

🤤🤤🤤

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9 hours ago, EAF_Ribbon said:

Yes seems we'll get the ugly sister!

 

I have seen uglier planes.

 

 

41 sqd Spit XIV.jpg

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She looks like a Merlin spit after a 20 year career as a heavyweight boxer...

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3 minutes ago, sevenless said:

 

I have seen uglier planes.

 

 

41 sqd Spit XIV.jpg

Don't get me wrong, she's a beauty but uglier when compared to her sister 😉

2 minutes ago, [_FLAPS_]Diggun said:

She looks like a Merlin spit after a 20 year career as a heavyweight boxer...

Lol, yeah...that spinner!

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does she sit slightly nose high in flight? or is the spinner looking off center an optical illusion?

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4 minutes ago, [_FLAPS_]Diggun said:

does she sit slightly nose high in flight? or is the spinner looking off center an optical illusion?

 

Downthrust. Looks a bit exaggerated though.

 

To give my 2 cents on the OP's question: The high back hooded XIV. The Bubbletop FR. XIV wasn't present during Normandy.

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11 minutes ago, Megalax said:

 

Downthrust. Looks a bit exaggerated though.

 

To give my 2 cents on the OP's question: The high back hooded XIV. The Bubbletop FR. XIV wasn't present during Normandy.

Yeah, bubbletop would fit BoBp....i've had hope we'll get it as collector (cool looking late war hot rod).

 

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Better looking sister!

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37 minutes ago, [_FLAPS_]Diggun said:

does she sit slightly nose high in flight? or is the spinner looking off center an optical illusion?

 

I think the artist got the angle wrong.

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4 minutes ago, sevenless said:

 

I think the artist got the angle wrong.

Y3s, a bit!

Or this one is a french version😜

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45 minutes ago, Megalax said:

Downthrust. Looks a bit exaggerated though.

2° to be precise.

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9 hours ago, =621=Samikatz said:

If I had to guess, one of the earlier C ones to better fit the BoN timeline. So raised back, potentially .303s instead of .50s, etc

 

Both should be around. The E type wing was starting to reach squadrons mid-March '44 and completely phased out the .303 installations shortly after D-Day.

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40 minutes ago, EAF_Ribbon said:

Y3s, a bit!

Or this one is a french version😜

 

With the extra large mirrors?

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1 hour ago, Jade_Monkey said:

 

With the extra large mirrors?

And the baguette holster in the cockpit

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