The British fighter Spitfire – one of the “flying legends” of World War II. The Spitfire Mk.IX modification has raised on base of the Mk.V in 1942 with the installation of the more potent engine.
This airplane was reliable and easy in service and possessed excellent flight characteristics. The Mk.IX were used in the European theatre of WWII in many roles – as universal (F), low-altitude (LF) and high-altitude (HF) fighters, and as fighter-bombers.
Spitfire Mk.IX were in service of RAF, USAAF, Air Forces of USSR, France, Italy, Czechoslovakia and some other states.
Spitfire Mk.VII fighters were built since August 1942. This modification has intended for intercepting high-altitude enemy aircraft and had a pressurized cabin and wing with extended tips.