– FS2004 S.A.A.F. Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX
FS2004 S.A.A.F. Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX. The Spitfire was developed continuously throughout World War II, through some 24 versions. A major revision of the original Spitfire was the Mk IX, a model quickly cobbled together to meet the challenge of the newly emerging Focke-Wulf 190. The high-altitude version Mk IX was essentially a Mk V with a 1710 hp Merlin 70 engine, capable of more than 400 mph. From 1942 to 1944 5665 Mk IXs were built and at war’s end many were still in RAF service. This is the airplane flown by Lt.-Col Robert (Bob) Rogers, commanding officer of Nr. 40 Squadron of the South African Air Force in Italy during 1944. This model has full animation, full lighting effects and a realistic panel with accurate views in all directions. By Vasco Ferreira.