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    I assume everybody likes Spitfires...

    Rene and I thought you might be interested in our rework of the old but still good Zuyax Spitfire Mk.IXc... Upgrades include a new 4.00 AvHistory flight model adapted to the Mk.IX airframe, with 5 different engines modelled, namely the Merlin 61, 63, 66, 66 (+25lbs boost) and 70, new skins, reworked cockpit externals and the cockpit from the SJ Mk.VIII. Among other things.

    The first package, the early UK-based F.MkIXc (Spifire Mk.IXA) coming soon... 8 RAF, RCAF and RAAF aircraft.
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    Did anything come of that Mk.XVI someone started?
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    Got my vote ! YES !!

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    Spitfire F.MkIXc, early production, RAF, RCAF and RAAF.zip


    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 3 British Aircraft

    Description: 1% - 4GB Spitfire F.MkIXc (Merlin 61 and 63) Early production models, RAF, RCAF and RAAF, Great Britain

    Spitfire F.Mk IXC (Merlin 61) BR581 SH-Z, Sqn Ldr Wilfred Duncan-Smith, CO No.64 Sqn RAF, Hornchurch, June - August 1942.

    Spitfire F.Mk IXC (Merlin 61) BR600 SH-V, Flt Lt Donald Kingaby, No.64 Sqn RAF, Hornchurch, 30th July 1942.

    Spitfire F.Mk IXC (Merlin 61) BS400 FU-X, No.453 Sqn RAAF, Hornchurch, April - June 1943.

    Spitfire F.Mk IXC (Merlin 61) BS430 AE-N, Sqn Ldr Norm Bretz, No.402 Squadron RCAF, Kenley, Summer 1942.

    Spitfire F.Mk IXC (Merlin 61) BS451 FY-V, No.611 Squadron RAF, Biggin Hill, September 1942 - July 1943.

    Spitfire F.Mk IXc (Merlin 63) EN398 JE-J, Wing Cdr J.E. Johnnie Johnson, No. 127 Wing RCAF, Kenley, Spring-Summer 1943.

    Spitfire F.Mk IXc (Merlin 63) MA586 AU-M, No.421 Squadron RCAF, Kenley, October 1943.

    Spitfire F.Mk IXc (Merlin 63) MH822 SK-Y, No.165 Squadron, Culmhead, October 1943.

    The Spitfire MkIX was introduced in the early summer of 1942, and scored its first kill in the hands of Flt Lt Donald Kingaby of No.64 Squadron on 30th July 1942 over Boulogne in Northern France - an FW190, precisely the aircraft the MkIX had been developed to counter.

    The MkIX went on to become the backbone of RAF Fighter Command, and was supplied both during and after the War to numerous countries. The new engine used a two-stage supercharger to increase power especially at higher altitudes; where the Spitfire MkVs Merlin 45 would produce only 750 hp at 30,000 feet, the new Merlin 61 produced 1020. This engine was developed further into a number of specialised versions with improved performance at all levels.

    Aircraft fitted with the Merlin Mk.61 or 63 were widely referred to within the RAF as the Spitfire Mk.IXA. This has nothing whatsoever to do with the armament fit and served only to distinguish it from the later LF.MkIX, or Spitfire Mk.IXB.

    Bear in mind that the vast majority of Spitfires were not assigned to individual pilots and were therefore used as needed according to availability. This means that very few aircraft bore any personal markings or artwork of any sort, and those few which did tended to be those used by flight leaders or above. The typical working Spitfire did not carry personalised artwork.

    Upgrade of the Zuyax/3A Spitfire MkIXc

    Credits: Model by Zuyax/Three Aces, tweaked and updated by Rene Leppä.

    Cockpit By Steve Seybolt, painted by John Whelan.

    AvHistory Spitfire Mk.XIV 4.00 Flight Model by gregoryp of AvHistory modified to Mk.IX airframe, Merlin 61 and Merlin 63 standard by Rene Leppä.

    Skins and some sounds by Nigel Dickinson.

    Pylons by Rene Leppä.

    To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Spitfire F.MkIXc, early production, RAF, RCAF and RAAF.zip
    The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.

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    The first pack of 8 F.MkIXs is up. These are early production aircraft with Merlin 61 or 63 engines, based in Great Britain in 1942-43.
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    Good man! Thank you Nigel and Rene.
    Tom
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    Great news! The Mk.IX seems to have been pretty underrepresented to date, glad to see it getting some focused attention! On the downside, the link appears to be broken.

    Edit: Sometimes even the dull knife is useful. I can download if I use internet explorer. Chrome was a no-go.

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    The link will work once the librarian has given it the once-over.
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    Thank you! Great idea to breathe new life into an existing model.

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    yes, more spits. Any chance on the Mk VII high alt. spitfire in future?

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    Download looks active (33 hits listed), but just causes an error when I try to use it.

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    just tried it too and get error message

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaloof View Post
    yes, more spits. Any chance on the Mk VII high alt. spitfire in future?
    You must have missed the Spit VII/VIII uploaded earlier this year. It’s in the library.
    Tom
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    Page Error

    The hit count is steadily rising (now 76), but the download is still broken, so no one is actually getting the package.
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    We'll have a HF IX too. Or a few - in fact I don't even know.

    My participation in this project was a case of luck and coincidence, I was doing some touch-up work just for myself and told Nigel about it, in return he revealed that he was in the process of painting the entire thing from the ground up. It escalated rather quickly and the results are now rolling out. Basically everything I've done for the Mk IX during the last ten years is included as well as some details made exclusively for these releases.

    The differences between the F, LF and HF versions are really quite subtle but so they were in real life - the climb difference, for example, between the LF and HF being a whopping 20 seconds to 30.000 feet as tested at Boscombe Down in 1943. The engine power and performance data figures seen in the aircraft descriptions are the actual values the aircraft will do, all flight tested by yours truly.

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    I was able to get it using internet explorer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorMagee View Post
    ...but the download is still broken, so no one is actually getting the package.
    Actually, this wasn't true - I downloaded the file an hour before that was posted - and it opens just fine with Windows .zip facility.

    Anyway, I noticed that this new file and several others in the library say that they are updates to Zuyax's original creations (which I think might have been updates of stock aircraft). BUT, I can't find his original files in the library - only updates for the MkIXc, MkXIVc and MkVb. Are the original files by Zuyax available to download anywhere, please ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ro

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    about the file add to sounds xml.txt
    I already have this format:
    <c75mm_browning_fn32L1> <no_damage>
    <sound file="xgun_75mm_browning_fn32L1.wav" FileInt="gun_75mm_browning_fn32L1.wav"/>
    </no_damage>
    </c75mm_browning_fn32L1>

    <c75mm_browning_fn32R1> <no_damage>
    <sound file="xgun_75mm_browning_fn32R1.wav" FileInt="gun_75mm_browning_fn32R1.wav"/>
    </no_damage>
    </c75mm_browning_fn32R1>


    should I still add the ones included in the download ?

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    Hey guys,

    Hairyspin tipped me off to this. I just downloaded the Spitfire package with no issues, and it unzips fine. I'll be gone for a few hours at the dentist, but I will check in later this evening. (Yes, I know, insert the "Is it safe?" jokes here...)

    Please post if you are still having issues with downloading this.
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    As Dan mentioned, I was able to download with internet explorer, but no go with chrome?

    Nigel, Rene, really nice job, great stuff!
    John
    (DR/ MAW/ ETO/ PTO Textures)

    Keep it coming!

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    Downloaded with Firefox at my end, no problems found.
    Tom
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    Still dead. The hit count goes up every time I try, but no file is ever downloaded.

    All I have is Chrome...
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    Ditto, same here.

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    Question Reply...

    Hey guys,

    I don't have Google Chrome...is it just with that browser? I just installed it to check.

    Foo Fighter and Major Magee, do you get an error page like this??
    "Rami"

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