Supermarine Seafire Ordnance/Armament

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    Does anyone know what the ordnance/armament variants of the Seafire were?
    Did it ever carry rockets?
     
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    The ordnance stayed basically the same, depending on the wing type... The Seafire Mk. IIC had a type C universal wing and could carry any combination of weaps from 8 machine guns to 2 20mm and 4 machine guns to 4 20mm cannon...

    Versions:
    Prototype One Spitfire Mk VB converison with deck-arrester hook
    Mk IB 166 Spitfire VB conversions; Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 or 46;Two hispanio cannon and two .303in Browning machine guns
    F.Mk IIC Medium altitude fighter version. Spitfire Mk VC conversions with Universal wing and employed the C type wing generally fitted with four 20mm cannon
    L.(F).Mk IIC Low altitude fighter version. Spitfire Mk VC conversions with Universal wing
    F.R. Mk IIC Reconnaissance fighter version. Spitfire Mk VC conversions with Universal wing
    F.Mk III As MK IIC variants above, with folding wings... Like the Mk II it had four 20mm cannon in a C type wing and the bomb load was increased to two 250lb or one 500lb bombs.
    L.(F).Mk III As MK IIC variants above, with folding wings
    F.R. Mk III As MK IIC variants above, with foldine wings
    Mk III (Hybrid) Westland-built model with normal non-folding wings; Merlin 55; redesignated as L.(F).Mk IIC
    Mk XV, XVIII, 45, 46 and 47
    Griffon-engined post-war variants... Armament comprised four 20mm cannon and provision for one 250lb or 500lb bomb. With no provision for wing folding the type did not enter front-line service.

    Named Presentation Seafires in the Fleet Air Arm
    Bondowoso MB328 (ex BL676) to A and AE, Boscombe Down 3.1942
    Salatiga NX879 (ex BL635) 897 squadron at Lee on Solent 3.1943
    Gawdex NX 883 (ex W3212) 897 squadron at Lee on Solent 3.1943
    North Star NX899 (ex AD387) 809 squadron 5.1943
    Neils Ebbesen NX920 (ex BL855) 761 squadron 5.1943
    One for Avro NX943 (ex AB181) 751 squadron 5.1943
    Lima Challenger NX952 (ex en851) 897 squadron at Lee on Solent 5.1943
    Twickenham II NX 982 (ex ad241) 761 squadron 5.1943
    Leicester Division PA112 (ex AD357) 758 squadron at Yeovilton 12.1943
     
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    Heres a cool comparison .jpg
     

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    i've always been a big fan of the Mk.I and II....................
     
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    Thanks for the comprehensive info all. Very helpful.
     
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    just out of interest what did you want it for??
     
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    I like the Spit's with bubble canopies.
     
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    wow that was random..................
     
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    Not really...it would be random if I said something like "Yum, I sure do like my pomegranites" or something along those lines ;)
     
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    I recently purchased Pacific Fighters, and noticed that the Seafire had no ordanance :( ... and I am thinking of creating a Seafire for X-Plane.
     
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    yeah to be honest i've never seen a seafire with any extra fuel or bombs..........
     
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