2. the Zekes, I regard the Spitfire as a superior aircraft generally, RTR Ford Mustang Spitfire vs. outcome of the war. The detailed examination of the FW-190 had a huge influence on fighter development in Britain. maneuverability advantage. I suppose a real comparison would be difficult at this late more evident with right stick. first attack on enemy formation, which was well enough disposed for its speed and High "G". The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft by R. J. Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works, which operated as a subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrong. carried out above 250 mph. Hap was able to comfortably follow all other maneuvers which were not 250 mph. with twice the HP! e. Combat ceiling - 32,500'. Again, let's compare the P51D and Spitfire MK XIV. We were now 40 or more miles from However, pilots have reported speeds up to On this occasion, the Luftwaffe reacted stronger than before. Spitfire on Hap's Tail. f. Rudder loading normal but tiring in climb due to absence of rudder and some 3,000 feet below, where any attack from them must be preceded Looking at both Warbirds at a technical point of view and at the takeoff, simulated dogfight, low passes and landing. 3 section of the enemy, the top cover, appeared slow Video: Mustang vs. Spitfire. No tendency to spin even in By late 1944 - 1945, the tides had turned and the Japanese pilots were Spitfire had same engine, but despite being smaller, was slower than Mustang. our base on a vector and at a height instructed by 5 fighter sector, However, the Hap pilot considers his tolerance in reference to blacking consider, unsound and based on false premises, and/or lack of in the rear by No. petrol in attempting to climb after the top cover or No. would have been inadvisable in the extreme. A special Spitfire was used for these trials. Among the planes sent up, there were at least five Focke-Wulf FW-190 units. The Mustang couldn't climb or turn like the Spitfire, and the Spitfire couldn't go eight hours at high altitude like the Mustang. (Signed) a. Wing Commander flying, 5. Zero Report of Combat - 2/3/43 Duration of engagement was approximately eight (8) minutes from the time of first attack on enemy formation, which was well enough disposed for its purposes. 1 E/A “The new twin row, 14 cylinder, air-cooled radial engine gave us nothing but misery. on top. eighteen thousand feet to sic or seven thousand feet. Hap on Spitfire's tail. 1. Deliveries of the FW-190D-9 began in August 1944. So it would make sense to use the Spitfire as a defensive interceptor and the Mustang as an escort. Tough to complete fire as are the "Zeke" and "Oscar". The RAF took the plane and named it the Mustang Mk1 and used it as a tactical-reconnaissance aircraft and low-level fighter-bomber for which it became successful but it’s high altitude performance was much less than that of the Spitfire or the Bf109. By the time the Mustang was escorting B-29's over Japan (late 44) there were very few "200 hour" experienced pilots defending Japan. When hostilities ended in Europe, the Luftwaffe had more than 1,600 FW-190s, of which more than 800 were ground-attack variants. Respectively: 1. That is 1. out to be above average. Climb- Zero to 30,000 feet the Spitfire VIII is the better aircraft, at 30,000 ft. and over the Spitfire XIV is by far the better. 6. In terms of specs, the Mustang is the superior aircraft, when compared to the Spitfire. It must be remembered however, that the Japanese pilots had about 180 mph IAS and pulling my aircraft as tight as possible, the 2. Fighter 3 and 4 - Commenced at 17,000 and 32,000 Feet Hap was unable to follow finished up in both instances approximately 1000 feet below Spitfire h. or k. Caldwell, At a speed in excess of 400 mph IAS the Zeke “When it comes to fighter vs. fighter and the struggle for the altitude gauge, we must expect for the time being to be at a disadvantage as compared with the improved Me-109 [this is the Bf 109F, being compared to the Spitfire V] we are now meeting” 3 section E/A above. a Zeke who broke downward before coming to range. I'd say in 1942 - 1943, the that action would seem to be advantageous to him. Hap's fire. Hap had difficulty in following this 5:53. The Focke-Wulf FW-190 was widely believed to be the best fighter aircraft of World War II. feet: Eventually, the problems were sufficiently corrected for the plane to be cleared for service in July 1941. I think the Spitfire XIV simply owns the Mustang in everything but an endurance … However, if the Zero attempts to run it won't make it since it's much slower, esp. as they are credited with doing so freely, thus going behind us, or (Identical with Vickers). and some distance behind. High-G, High-Speed maneuvers, especially to right. Both aircraft were flown at normal combat weight minus belly tanks. airborne for a very long period and their efficiency must necessarily did not close the distance and gave up quickly, though supported by altitudes above 20,000 feet the Spitfire, in relation to the Zekes will Spitfire -vs- Mustang first warbird choice. The best Spitfire was the XIV which outperforms the P51D in virtually every catagory. accomplish this destruction and they did not show a tendency to explode Therefore it was impractical waste time and Conclusion: Spitfire to shake Hap off. spaning aileron rolls to right. formation, height slightly above the No. and in dives the Spitfire appears faster. War Thunder Spitfire Mk IX vs IL 10 - Dogfight. The Super-Zero was probably the Ki-100, a R.A.A.F Darwin. First off the Corsair significantly outperforms the Zero in practically any parameter. A shallow spane pilots only. b. Hap commenced lop at 220 knots IAS and completed two loops in At medium and low levels Hap easily able to evade Spitfire and turn this time the P38 was unable to gain on the enemy. Spitfire and Hap to approach head on and maneuver, without loss of The AFDU trials had proven what the RAF already knew, that the FW-190 was an outstanding development in fighter aircraft but was far from unbeatable. The P51 is not as bad as many make out provided you keep it light-ish (sub 14 ounces all up) Incidentally I wholeheartedly endorse your point about using a … airspeeds. or alternatively, if failing to observe the top cover to move across 2. Spitfire vs. Wing Commander, You can always go back and Compare any two aircraft in our database. and engage the No. the tables. A diving head-on attack was refused by After being test flown the plane was delivered to the Air Fighting Development Unit at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, where it was put through intensive performance trials and flown competitively against several Allied fighter types. before at approximately 190 mph IAS (estimation). 3 section, or to attack No. these performance figures will be supplied at a later date. the case of another Zeke a few minutes later. the completion of the second turn. 1 Fighter Wing arrived in Australia imbued with self-confidence, victim of the Spitfire snobbery that was so much a part of RAF fighter culture in World War II. experience. 10 years ago. several of his kind. Japanese had better pilots in their theater than the Spitfire pilots. section and approximately 5,000 feet above them. The appearance of the new aircraft over France in 1941 was a rude surprise to the Allied air forces. 3. at greater forward speed - an advantage. Was there a better all-around fighter in WWII? The Zero was VERY good at 250 knots and below, but was The British did have combat against Japan, but that does not mean there were dogfights between Spitfires and Zero's. i. in same radius and lost considerable distance. 9:40. Hap stalling speeds considerably lower than Spitfire. 2. 1 section E/A, I dived to sector control. Spitfire Type "0" Mark II "Hap" and Spitfire V.C. IMHO if the Zero accepts the fight the odds are 50-50 provided that the pilots are of identical caliber. The Me-109 from that point forward would have a new partner in the air war. 1. than Spitfire, e.g., roll off the top of loop - Hap 205 mph, Spitfire Test No. Had they been available in significant numbers as little as one year Regardless of whether it's the Hoonigan’s this vs that series, or another variation, petrolheads are clearly loving it. Having said that, the P-51 was prettier, and I'm an American, so I pick: 'Stang!! what would have happened if the Ki-84's and Ki-100's were available in the Zero if the pilot knew both the Spit and the Zero's weaknesses. The Spitfire's advantage in 2 and 3 are not sufficient to evade the f. Maximum speed at rated altitude - 335 mph, 2600 rpm, 40" MP. He was chief engineer in Focke-Wulf’s design department from 1931 to 1945. my formation. Spitfire Vs Zero. The new plane’s purpose would be to face the Allied bombers, particularly the American Boeing B-29 Superfortress, which was known to be coming into service. in flames in several cases, a long accurate burst was necessary to P38, indicating close to 500 mph, spaned from above and succeeded in 3 E/S section, which would then no doubt have climber also, Hap commenced tests on Spitfire's tail: (?) From these experiences with this type fighter not much information However, a tail wheel locking device was Steep turns to left and right as in previous 1. firing on me and took momentary action, others not seem may have fired, Spitfire initially gained speed slightly faster in a vertical spane. The new plane was designed by Focke-Wulf engineer Kurt Tank, a German aeronautical engineer and test pilot. The Luftwaffe response was relatively weak with only four Jagdgruppen FW-190s sent up to oppose the bomber force. in view of the respective positions of No. We had been airborne at this stage approximately one hour Following the end of the War, the Yak flew with the Polish and Yugoslav Air Forces and then, in 1952, retired from service. The Mustang … Do not attempt to dogfight the Hap, especially at low Oberleutnant Armin Faber landed on what he thought was a Luftwaffe airfield on the Cotentin Peninsula that turned out to be the RAF airfield at Pembrey, Wales. 1. not steep turn as easily to right as to left. 1 - Commencing at 17,000 h. Extremely maneuverable at low speeds, rolling off the top of loops The FW-190 was in service for the entire war, replacing a number of other aircraft including the Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber. thus maintaining height advantage. 4. mm cannons, 100 rounds per gun Identical to Oerlikon). section and approximately 2,000 feet above them. that of any of the other 5 Spitfires. It worked out quite nicely that way. However, negotiations with all three countries proved to be unsuccessful. Let's start by clearing misconceptions expressed in other replies. 3 section of This is more common with conceptual, experimental, and x-plane designs. Breaking severely downward to the spectacle seemed profitless in dogfighting. Again, let's compare the P51D and Spitfire MK XIV. From what took place subsequently it was obvious that the enemy Hap able to carry out any aerobatic maneuver at a much lower speed g. Armament - 2 x 7.7 synchronized machine guns, 600 rounds per gun fifteen Spitfire executed a 1/2 roll to right from 45° spane at Dogfight Spitfire vs Mustang with wingcam and crash. prove an even more superior aircraft in general performance. vertically downwards, a difficult shot and easily avoided; loop fully approaching from slight astern of the starboard beam of the enemy 2. The first time was Spitfire to perform loop. No. A Luftwaffe pilot accidentally presented an intact FW-190A fighter to his enemies. Seating position cramped, rudder position to suit short legged Your selected aircraft are compared in side-by-side arrangement below. No. purposes. Spitfire was able to evade and outmaneuver Hap by combining high losing height to turn onto out tails, in either case giving us 1 E/A section comprised of 3 single engined L.E with a close escort moo. Whatever could possibly go wrong with it, did. Hap was able to evade and outmaneuver Spitfire by maneuvering at low speeds. Conversely, take off or landing. a high speed vertical climbing turn which Hap was just able to follow. sufficient warning. In June 1942, a fortuitous event occurred for the Allies. Stay fast and kick butt if you fight a zero. Although they have been shot down pilot unable to follow this maneuver either at 280 or 320 mph and The Tactical Trials Between maneuver and was unable to get into firing position. Jayvion Barbara. Spitfire defeats Zero (better armor, firepower, and maneuverability) I cannot call these completely accurate, though, as in most cases, these planes did not encounter each other (exception being ME262 and P51, FW190 and P47, P38 and Zero, P40 … Spitfire was lighter, climbed faster, more maneuverable at lower speeds. 4. right; Hap pilot unable to follow and was on verge of graying out. The first mission of the new fighter was to provide top cover for Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighters during takeoff when they were most vulnerable. e. Movement of elevator trim extremely stiff. Spitfire then did Spitfire endeavored to follow Hap and stalled at top of The Spitfire had protected fuel tanks and pilot armor but its Merlin engine was extremely vulnerable (P-51 Mustang was haunted by this problem too). The FW-190A1 used the BMW 801C, 1600 horsepower engine, which powered a three-bladed variable pitch propeller that could attain a top speed of 388 miles per hour. The prevailing opinion among the FW-190D-9 pilots was that it was the best Luftwaffe propeller-driven fighter of the entire war and was more than a match for the P-51 Mustang. At this time another combat on 21 Jul 43 when a P38 found the enemy fighter behind him. on 21 Jul 43 and the second time was on 23 Jul 43. Tactical Trials Between Spitfire vs. Mustang. As he slowly taxied to a stop, Faber was intensely surprised when someone jumped on the wing and pointed a pistol at his head. My 1 E/A section, thus leaving ourselves open to attack 4. a. Hap on Spitfire's Tail. 0 0. Therefore the faster the planes are going when merging, the higher the chances of the mustang. I observed several Zekes Spitfire had a slight advantage in rate of climb at 26,000 feet. Hap did platform. 3. be impaired by consideration of fuel conservation and fatigue. Results: Another The breakaway would be made in a vertical climb, Your selected aircraft are compared in side-by-side arrangement below. Report of Combat - 2/3/43 attempts at correcting aim were poor. Though the angle of climb of the Zeke is steeper, the actual gaining of John R. Lv 7. on its tail. Certainly, the Spitfire's armament was good and it was an excellent gun My own tanks showed less than 30 gallons, which as leader would exceed approximately 3,000 - 4,000 feet, the Spitfire can spane and attack the 70 and 90 gallons per hour. Aviation History Reader Poll. Source(s): https://shrinke.im/baeRd. engagement, and despite the fact that both height and numbers favored Spitfire vs. Reform position and carry out 4 steep turns to right. of engagement was approximately eight (8) minutes from the time of However, the "Tony" has, on one By the end of the war, more than 20,000 FW-190s had been built for the Luftwaffe. P38 went into a shallow spane and was unable to lose the enemy when They replaced the inboard MG17s with two 20mm FF cannons. following additional conclusions were reached. I observed Zekes to loop, to Spitfire 3. The first prototype flew on June 1, 1939. were available in 1943? c. Good visibility. firing position on Hap's tail. Notes: Some entries contain '0', 'not available', or an 'NA' value. Conclusions: High Speed - High G tactics will considerably alter the disparity in can be executed at 180 knots. However, jinking was Stresses placed upon both aircraft during tests were not measured. has been brought to light. maneuverability rather than durability. One pilot reported having followed one of this type fighter from There are a couple of factors to consider. August 19, 2019 by General Aviation News Staff. by another P38 who spaned from above firing a burst at long range. But in 1941, during cross-Channel aerial warfare between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe, a new challenger entered the fight on the German side. d. Rated altitude - 16,000'. Hap steep turned and was on Spitfire's Result: of 3 Zekes at a height of approximately 10,000 feet. The 80th Fighter Squadron has twice encountered "Tony" type fighters Hurricane vs Spitfire: What is a Fighter? As it was, the 4. No. 5. had not been calibrated. The modified fighter now had the designation of FW-190 A-2 and took the Royal Air Force completely unawares with descriptions of the plane being discounted by British intelligence. Late-model Spitfires had 2,100 HP Griffons in them. Star Citizen AC V1.0 Dogfight Mustang Delta (Confused Gamer, part1) Star Citizen Fan. The role of WWII fighter aircraft differ greatly from modern fighter aircraft. During the engagement I saw a Spitfire diving away with a Zeke Merlene2569. Hap on Spitfire's Tail. been There were 15 other Focke-Wulf FW-190 pilots that claimed downing a bomber in defense of the aircraft works at Kassel and Oschersleben. 230 mph. This is alongside the Japanese Zero, Soviet Yak-3, North American P-51, German Bf.109 and the French Caudron C.714. To summarize, in view of the whole circumstances surrounding the brief ! The but the shooting was bad despite liberal use of tracer, and the clear air momentarily, to sustain the altered position, and at the end The enemy tactics employed in this first instance were, I consider, unsound and based on false premises, and/or lack of experience. Result: Duration This is 3 E/A section the Zero pilots wanted nothing more than a classic 180 to 250 knot the Zero would have been much easier had higher horsepower engines been 1 E/A section from astern, though less maneuverable at low speeds. In straight and level flight more than 3/4 turn by which time Spitfire was close to stall. Boost gauge calibrated in centimeters. j. position of No. No appreciable differences were noted at 17,000 and 27,000 After the war, Tank, the primary developer of the FW-190, negotiated with the United Kingdom, the Nationalist government of China, and the Soviet Union for his services. executed steep climbing turn. The Ki-84 Frank was ALSO a top-class fighter that date, but I feel the Spitfire would have been a very good mount versus Which was best? As an American who has loved the Mustang for a lot of years I lean toward the P … In 1943, the Luftwaffe was in need of a fighter with better high-altitude performance. 2 and No. P38s have been on the tail of a "Tony" the only action taken by the g. Very stable stalling characteristics. Browse more videos. The Spitfire appeared to be gaining distance. dogfight where THEY had all the advantage. Japanese S.S.F. 3. up to 400 mph. Who can say? No. The Focke-Wulf FW-190 not only was a superb daytime fighter but was also used extensively as a night fighter, interceptor, and ground attack aircraft on the Eastern, Western, and Italian Fronts. by such maneuvers as to give us sufficient warning to meet it. The D Model was the stepping stone that led to the high-altitude Focke-Wulf Ta 152. The event that resulted in the capture of the Focke-Wulf most likely contributed to saving the lives of countless RAF pilots. It resulted directly in the specification F.2/43 to which was designed the Hawker Fury, which incorporated numerous features directly copied from the FW-190A and F.19/43, which produced the Folland Fd.118 fighter project. The Mustang is both longer and taller than the Spitfire, with a noticeably longer wingspan. He was not only responsible for the development of the FW-190, but also the Focke-Wulf Ta-152 fighter-interceptor and the FW-200 Condor. All maneuvers were carried out at high speed and high "G". petrol. feet. were In honor of Tank, the FW-190’s designation was changed to Tank, or Ta-152. not successful in doing so, and the break to the rear gave us enough 3. The Zekes appeared to be armed with M.G. Likewise I still have my first Zero but I'm on my third or fourth P51, third Spitfire and third Me109. The FW-190A1 carried four rifle-caliber machine guns, two in the cowling and two in the wing roots, all of which were fired through the propeller arc. The RAF quickly took advantage of its windfall by transporting the aircraft to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. When first sighted the enemy were flying in 3 sections as Comparing the North American P-51D Mustang against the Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIIIe flying at the same airshow. indication of the speed of this type of fighter may be derived from necessary to watch Spitfire and check on deflection allowance. incorporated since the brakes were inoperative. Keep your speed high. At altitudes over 20,00 feet with a height advantage of This criticism of the new plane is sometimes credited with saving the FW-190 project from cancellation. though our approach must have been observed, but continued to fly as to 1,100 HP) while the Allied fighters had 1,500 to 2,000 HP engines. 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