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Spitfire IX

1305000 Price
270 Survivability
2815 kgWeight
324 Damage
1415.4 Airspeed
630 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
630 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
1500 mOptimum Altitude
730 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
121 m/sRate of Climb
120 km/hStall Speed
340 km/hOptimum Airspeed
86.1 Controllability
8.7 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
100 °/sRate of Roll
1449 Maneuverability
One of the most successful modifications of the famous British fighter. A total of 5,656 aircraft were built.

Tech Tree


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons


  • Retains well-rounded capabilities from previous Spitfires
  • Better altitude performance than previous Spitfires


  • Stock guns struggle against tougher planes
  • Retains the Hispano autocannons's overheating problem
  • Lightly armed for its tier, but not as bad as the P-51D


At Tier VII, the Spitfire IX improves the tried and tested abilities of the Spitfire line; but now pitting it against newer and more specialized warplanes. The Spitfire IX still retains its status as a Jack-of-All-Trades fighter but its age is starting to show. The Spitfire's solid maneuverability remains the same in this plane, and it will still punish sluggish targets as before. The 20mm Hispanos and .303 Browning light machine guns coming all the way from the Spitfire I are carried over at stock, but with newer and tougher planes to shoot down they will be underwhelming. Upgrading the guns yields an improved pair of 20mm Hispanos and two 12.7mm Brownings, with better damage but little else. While it isn't in the same situation as the P-51D, the Spitfire IX's guns barely stay competitive against planes with full-autocannon loadouts or large-caliber guns. The upgraded 20mm Hispanos still overheat fairly quickly, so aim your shots well and let it cool for a few moments like before. The good news starts with the upgraded engines as the Spitfire IX can now fly faster at mid-altitude to chase down slower planes. Unfortunately it remains outclassed by more specialized energy fighters, so stay alert when they're diving in or when you're trying to chase them down. Unlike previous Spitfires, this plane can safely dive down on low-altitude turnfighters with its improved optimum altitude. Use everything you've learned from previous Spitfires and you should carve your own niche in every battle with the Spitfire IX.

Early Research

  • Prioritize research on the 20mm Hispanos and .50 caliber Brownings to improve firepower
  • Next, research the airframe for better HP and performance
  • Lastly, research the engines

Historical Info

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Germany IIArado Ar 67 IIArado Ar 68 IIFocke-Wulf Fw 56 Stosser IIHeinkel He 51 IIIArado Ar 80 IIIFocke-Wulf Fw 159 IVMesserschmitt Bf 109 B IVHeinkel He 112 VMesserschmitt Bf 109 E Emil VMesserschmitt Bf 109 E-3 VMesserschmitt Me 209 V4 VHeinkel He 100 D-1 VIMesserschmitt Bf 109 F Friedrich VISupermarine Spitfire V DB 605 VIIMesserschmitt Bf 109 G Gustav VIIIMesserschmitt Me 209 A VIIIHorten Ho 229 VIIIFocke-Wulf Ta 152 IXMesserschmitt Me P.1092 IXFocke-Wulf Ta 183 Huckebein XFocke-Wulf Fw 252 XMesserschmitt Me P.1101
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