Is Spitfire really the BEST British fighter???

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  1. Chiron

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    Is Spitfire really the de facto fighter Britian can offered against Germans'???
    I heard Spitfire was unable to keep up the paste in against German new fighters such as much superior FW 190 and later the jet fighter????

    By the way, I just found out that although Spitfire was one of the best planes in Europe, it proven itself ineffective against Zeros in Pacific theatre: Spitfire was faster but weak in dog fight'
     
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    The Spit could easily deal with the Fw-190 by about the Mk.VIII. It is also widely recognised that the Mk.XIV was the best dogfighter of the war...I havent heard of any combat reports with the 262's but if the P-47 could manage them im sure the Spitfire could. I would say it was easily Britains best fighter.
     
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    The Tempest was right up there aswell, if not the best british fighter it was a very close second, has anybody got stats for a Tempest and a late model Spit? It's probably the only way we're going to tell
     
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    Sure thing, Ill have a look round...
     
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    Here's the Tempest MkV
     
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    Sorry its a bit messy, but you should be able to read it...

    Ooops! Almost forgot the source: http://www.xs4all.nl/~fbonne/warbirds/ww2ixmanuult.html#0-index
     
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    I got mine from the database here
     
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    I dont really use the database here...its not terribly good ;) We're hoping to expand it though...
     
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    oh well, looking at your results it looks like the Tempest might win, what would be useful are rate of roll, turn, dive for the manouverability side of things
     
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    Im looking for stats on the Mk.22 at the moment...
     
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    good website that

    (300th post, finally)
     
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    Well done. Have a drink :drinking:
     
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    Not yet, when I get to 500 maybe
     
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    Alright i think that the typhoon is a air superiority fighter in wwii
    :evilbat:
     
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    Alright i think that the typhoon is a air superiority fighter in wwii
    :evilbat:
     
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    No...the Typhoon was a poor fighter, except at really low altitudes, hence why it was used in the Ground Attack role. The Tempest was far better.
     
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    Yes but is it the BEST british fighter? That's the original question
     
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    way better than the spitfire and all the italian fighters :computer:
     
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    he he he he he he he he he he he he
     
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