By Roger Freeman
;American Eagles, quantity 2: P-38 Lightning devices of The 8th and 9th Air Forces (USAAF shades) КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: American Eagles, quantity 2: P-38 Lightning devices of The 8th and 9th Air Forces (USAAF Colours)Автор: Roger FreemanИздательство: vintage PublicationsISBN: 1903223172Год: 2001Страниц: 82Формат: PDF в RARРазмер: 23.38МБЯзык: английскийThis e-book examines the certain twin-boomer in ETO carrier together with photographic variations and 'Droop Snoot' high-speed bombing missions. additionally comprises an outline of P-38 camouflage and markings and careers of a few Lightning aces. 33 color profiles. 148 black/white photos.Скачать: Depositfiles UploadingHotfile zero
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In this case the aircraft carried out a most violent series of evolutions before settling down into a steady spin after 2–3 turns. Violent pitching was experienced, during which the pilot was thrown about the cockpit, and it was felt that the aircraft might turn on its back at any time. Diving trials showed that the Spitfire was steady in the dive when its Merlin engine was running correctly, but the aircraft showed a tendency for the engine to cut in and out and the resulting intermittent loss of power caused a certain amount of longitudinal pitching.
The elevator control was slightly heavier, but this was considered to be an improvement, as it tended to result in better harmonisation. The speed of the Spitfire IX was measured at 386 mph TAS in MS gear at 16,300 ft and 409 mph TAS at 28,000 ft in FS gear, figures that were vastly superior to the Spitfire V. Two speed runs were made to compare the Spitfire IX with the Typhoon. At 15,000 ft the Spitfire IX was around 10 mph faster and at 18,000 ft it was 2 mph faster. Comparative climbs were also carried out and the Spitfire IX was superior to the Mark V and the Typhoon at all heights.
It was 600 lb heavier, however, which necessitated a change from the tubular-type dural engine mounting used on Merlin variants to a girder-type steel longeron. The first Griffon-engined Spitfire was the Mark IV (DP845) which was flown for the first time on 27 November 1941. IV photo-reconnaissance aircraft. Following a further change of designation, the first Griffon-powered Spitfire appeared as the Mark XII and the third production machine (EN223) was delivered to AFDU for testing in December 1942.