Spitfire load limits

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  1. billswagger

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    I was searching this forum for some information on the acceleration limits of a normally loaded Spitfire.

    I'm sure its already been posted here before, but i'm unable to find it.

    What i'm looking for is model (+X Gs, -X Gs ) with loaded weight if available.


    example. F-15 +9 Gs, -3Gs



    So far i've only been able to turn up the precautions as defined by the manuals and other debates surrounding aileron reversal but there are no specific figures given on load acceleration limits for the Spitfire.



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    i understand that the Spitfire may have a load factor of 10, but is this the same as its structural limit.

    As define, a load factor is the lift devided by weight. and the source above refers to a primary load factor.

    Is that the same as max load factor?


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