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Compatibility: Flight Simulator 2004 / FSX
Filesize: 8.08 MB
Added on: Jun-24-2007
In 1951, a further six TR 9 trainers were converted from the standard Mk IX to
train pilots for the lrish Air Corps (IAC) Seafire fleet. The Spitfires provided
transition training that included gunnery practice since the type was equipped
with two .303 Browning machine guns, in each wing. The IAC retired its Seafire
fleet and the Spitfires took on their duties until 1960 when they too were
retired. Most of the TR 9 aircraft passed to the ground technical training
school at Baldonnel where they were used as instructional airframes for the
training of aircraft engineers for the Air Corps. Four of the IAC aircraft
survived and two went on to join the warbird fleet in the 1970s and later.
IAC163 was sold as a warbird in December 1960.
Spitfire Tr.9 nr 163 was built as TE308, a single seat Mk. IXe in 1945. It was
assigned to 39 MU at RAF Colerne in June of that year and was placed in storage
at the end of the war. The plane was sold to Vickers-Armstrong in 1950 and was
converted to the Tr.9 configuration for the Irish Air Corps. It was flown as IAC
163 until 1968 when it then passed into private hands.
It was used in 'Battle of Britain' film in 1968. Bought by the late Don Plumb,
of Windsor, Ontario who flew it as CF-RAF and C-FRAF from 1970 until he was
killed in his Mustang in 1975. The rear cockpit was faired over to make it
appear like a single-place Spitfire. It went to the Owl's Head Transportation
Museum, in Rockland, Maine in 1975 as N92477. Two years later it was sold by
David B. Keith (aircraft broker) to Woodson K. "Woody" Woods, of Carefree,
Arizona and placed in a small aviation museum as N308WK . Later, it was sold to
Bill Greenwood, Aspen, Colorado in 1979 as N308WK.
This two-seat Spitfire is marked as RAF TE308/RJ-M. Currently owned and operated
by Bill Greenwood.
Built in 1944 at Castle Bromwich, PT462 was a single seat HF Mk IXa which was a
high altitude variant of the Mk IX. It was delivered to No 39 MU then No 215 MU
in July 1944 for delivery by sea to Italy and the Mediterranean Allied Air Force.
It served with No 253 Sqn as SW-A until May 1947 when the squadron disbanded. In
June it was struck off charge while at Treviso and transferred to the Italian
Air Force as MM4100. In 1952 PT462 was acquired by the Israeli Air Force and
ended its career in a Kibbutz playground in the Gaza strip.
Following its recovery from Israel in 1983, PT462 was moved to Fowlmere in
Cambridgeshire and was bought by Charles Church in 1984. A decision was made to
return PT462 to flying condition but as a Tr. 9 two-seat trainer. The front
cockpit was moved forward 13 inches and a second cockpit added. Registered as
G-CTIX it flew again in July 1987.
Following the death of Charles Church in Spitfire EE606 in July 1989, PT462
continued to operate in the UK under the care of Dick Melton Aviation, and in
1994 was sold to Jetcap Aviation Corporation, in Florida and flew as N462JC. In
1998 the current owner, Anthony Hodgson, purchased the aircraft and it was
delivered to Duxford for the Aircraft Restoration Company to re-assemble and it
flew again in the August of 1998 and now resides at its home base in North Wales
Span: 36 ft.10 in.
Lenght: 32 ft.3 in.
Weights: Empty 6,400 lb.., loaded 8,100 lb., maximum permissible 9,600 lb.
Performance: Maximum speed 392 m.p.h. at 13,500 ft
355 m.p.h. at 4,500 ft.
Normal cruising speed 309 m.ph.at 20.000 ft. Rate of climb (initial) 4,620 ft.
Time to 20,000 ft. 6-2 min. Service ceiling 37,200 ft.
Range; 690 miles.
Armamant : Two .303 MG in each wing. PT462 had Two 20mm cannon and two .50 MG.
-On startup there is automatic engine smoke.
-Then follow the exhaust flames with smoke.
-Wing vortex effect appears by default at 2.5g or quick roll rate.
-Continuous blue flames with smoke if engine is running .
-You have WAR emergency power with the WEP gauge.
-Wing cannon with flash, smoke and falling cartridges can be triggered with the
standard Strobe key (O).
It is much nicer however if you put the FS2004 standard Strobe key (O) to the
trigger from your joystick.You can change this in the Key menu.
It is a good idea if you replace the standard (L) key for lights by the L+CTRL,
(normaly activating the landing lights only). This avoids you having to have all
lights on when pulling the trigger.
IMPORTANT NOTE; After unzipping, you get the FS9 model. It is flyable in
Fs2002/2004/FSX, but with certain limitations. To fly with a specific simulator,
read instructions carefully.
-Unzip " Spitfire 9T" into a temporary file and move the "Spitfire 9T" folder
into the main Aircraft directory.
-Attention...the panel.cfg files are different for FS2002,FS2004 and FSX.
-For FS2002,change the FS2002panel.cfg into panel.cfg and let it replace the
first one. Move MkI Spit Stick.gau and MkI Spit Throttle.gau into your gauges
folder.(The spitful map in your panel folder may be removed if you like).
-For FS2004, the panel.cfg and panel map are correct.
-For FSX the MkI Spit Stick.gau and MkI Spit Throttle.gau should be removed. The
FSX panel.cfg only should be renamed as panel.cfg and overwrite the original
-Read instructions carefully when installing the spitfire_mki.gau , say
YES...when asked if the gauges sources should be trusted. If you say no....most
of the gauges are not going to work !
-Leave the Spitful map in your panel folder.
-Put the spitfire_mki.gau into your Microsoft GamesFlight Simulator Xgauges
-Copy the effects into the Microsoft GamesFlight Simulator Xeffects folder.
-Add the 20can.wav in your Microsoft GamesFlight Simulator Xsound folder.
Flying the model
This plane is a fair, non critical but very powerful flying machine.
-Spoiler opens cockpitdoors
-CTRL+E opens the canopy
-Radiator flaps are opened by the close cowl key.
TAKE-OFF :if you have manual rudder enabled, be ready to apply right rudder and
brake when you hit the throttle !
Better apply throttle proportionaly and slowly at first.
1.Parking brake on, start engine, 1/4 flaps
2.Disengage parking brake
3.Hold enough rudder, brake to keep the aircraft straight
4.Take off at about 100 Knots, wheels and flaps up at 130 Knots.
5.To fire guns activate O-key or trigger.(Guns positions are correct for PT462
only).They can be modified in the aircraft.cfg [EFFECTS].
6.Approach at 25% flaps, wheels down at 120 Knots.Extend hook for carrier
7.Touchdown at 85-90 Knots.
Like with the real plane, much use of elevator trim will be needed.
Special thanks to :
-GMAX for the drawing program and Microsoft for their makmdls.mdk.
-Ian Roussel whose original Irish textures were the inspiration for these new
-Mike Hambly for his sound file.
-Ken Harrisson for his FSDS sources.
-Ivan Hsu for the MDLC model converter.
The project is released as freeware. You may modify it and repaint it. You may
upload this file to another website as long as it is not for profit.
You need the written permission of the original authors to use any of these
files for commercial purposes, otherwise a simple credit would be nice. Non
commercial repaints-remakes are welcome but I would appreciate very much
receiving a copy of your model.
This file should not cause any problems with your computer, but I accept no
responsibility if you think it does
Perhaps someone can do a decent Virtual cockpit and perfect the models.
Happy Landings!! Ground or Carrier!!