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_Warchylde_ #1 Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:46 PM

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In November of 1942, a Spitfire MkVb, piloted by Lt. Bernard Scheidhauer of the Free French Air Forcecrash landed in France.

The relatively intact wreckage was recovered by German troops, and was shipped back to Germany.

German engineers wanted to determine how the Spitfire would handle whith a German engine installed, so they retro-fitted a Damlier Benz 605A (the same engine used in the Messerschmitt Bf-109G), which gave the Spitfire an almost 5,000 ft increase in operational ceiling.

Further testing was suspended after the far superior Spitfire Mk IX went into service, and the only example of this marriage of British and German engineering was destroyed in an Allied bombing raid in August of 1944.

 

In World of Warplanes, this is a Tier VI Premium plane in the German line.  While it retains the typical Mk V armament of four .303 Browning MGs and two 20mm Hispano cannons, its greater altitude rating puts it on par with other German Tier VI fighters, without sacrificing the maneuverability of the Spitfire airframe.  The 20mm cannons overheat quickly, but actually cool down faster than the MGs do, so there's a nice balance.  Short bursts at close range are the key to gunnery success in this plane, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite premium fighters.

 

The following video is just a nice solid battle on the Fjords map.  I'm up-tiered against Tier Vs, so this is not a terribly impressive performance, but it does serve to showcase this sweet little premium plane, and also serves as a platform to showcase some really cool music. The soundtrack contains excerpts from "Channel One Suite", a classic big band chart from the late 60's,  performed the Buddy Rich Orchestra.

 

Hope y'all enjoy the ride.

 


Edited by _Warchylde_, 08 May 2017 - 03:34 PM.

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Psicko23 #2 Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:14 PM

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 Nice job. I like that plane myself. 



FLAP_ALOT #3 Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:21 PM

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VERY NICE War!  I can see it takes a skilled hand to play this aircraft

apt music as well ,love abit of jazz!

 

 



mnbv_fockewulfe #4 Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:43 PM

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Dat nose

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GhostPrime #5 Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:04 PM

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It is a good premium! great video too the soundtrack really works with it! 


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_Warchylde_ #6 Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:29 PM

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View PostGhostPrime, on 08 May 2017 - 10:04 AM, said:

It is a good premium! great video too the soundtrack really works with it! 

Buddy Rich goes with anything.

Next to the XF4U1, this is my favorite premium fighter.


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MARS_REVENANT #7 Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:45 PM

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View Post_Warchylde_, on 10 May 2017 - 11:29 AM, said:

Buddy Rich goes with anything.

Next to the XF4U1, this is my favorite premium fighter.

 

Are you aware that the image used in your signature isn't working? 

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Maccus_Bellum #8 Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:43 PM

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View PostMARS_REVENANT, on 10 May 2017 - 04:45 PM, said:

 

Are you aware that the image used in your signature isn't working? 

 

​Better check your computer Mars...I see it just fine.

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MARS_REVENANT #9 Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:49 PM

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View Post_Warchylde_, on 10 May 2017 - 11:29 AM, said:

Buddy Rich goes with anything.

Next to the XF4U1, this is my favorite premium fighter.

 

Is is probably cached in your browser files... try it this way... what do you see when you click this link?  Its is the direct link for _Warchyld_'s signature image.  http://imgur.com/aEjLasM

Edited by MARS_REVENANT, 10 May 2017 - 07:53 PM.

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_Warchylde_ #10 Posted 10 May 2017 - 08:08 PM

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View PostMARS_REVENANT, on 10 May 2017 - 02:49 PM, said:

 

Is is probably cached in your browser files... try it this way... what do you see when you click this link?  Its is the direct link for _Warchyld_'s signature image.  http://imgur.com/aEjLasM

 

Yeah, I see what happened...I deleted a bunch of old images from my Imgur page, and accidentally deleted my sig....DOH!!!:facepalm:

Thanks Mars.....I think it's fixed now.


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