The Spitfire LF Mk IX is a single-seat, British fighter that was key to Allied domination of the skies in WW2. One of the most brilliant, beautiful and iconic aircraft of all time, the LF Mk IX was rushed into production in 1942 as a counter to the Focke-Wulf FW 190A, which until then had outperformed both earlier Spitfire variants and the Hawker Hurricane.
Fitted with the mighty Merlin 66 engine, the LF Mk IX proved to be much more than a stopgap measure: its sleek lines, excellent all-round handling and powerful armament helped Allied pilots gain the upper hand over the Luftwaffe. Four .303 in machine guns and twin 20 mm cannons made it a much-feared opponent in air combat.
The Spitfire LF Mk IX’s overall prowess and combat effectiveness helped the RAF go back onto the offensive, flying ‘circus’, ‘ramrod’, ‘rhubarb’ and ‘rodeo’ raids over occupied Europe.
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