The Spitfire Mk.IX was designed and developed to compete with the Focke Wulf FW-190 which in some regards could out-perform and out-climb previous Spitfire versions.
The Mark IX was based on the Mark V airframe with the addition of the new generation of Merlin engines allowed this aircraft to duel with the deadly German enemy.
Johnnie Johnson flew 700 operational sorties engaging enemy aircraft on only 57 occasions. Included in his list of individual victories were 14 Messerschmitt Bf 109s and 20 Focke-Wulf Fw 190s destroyed making him the most successful RAF ace against the Fw 190. This score made him the highest scoring Western Allied fighter ace against the German Luftwaffe, beaten only by Marmaduke Pattle. With a long career in the RAF, Johnson rose to the rank of Air Vice Marshal.
These packs include a new size of manoeuvre cards (63 x 88 mm) to handle the faster speed of this airplane.
Requires: WW2 Wings of Glory: Starter Set or WW2 Wings of Glory: Rules and Accessories Pack to play
Contents: One 1/200 scale model, Flight stand with game stats, 4 altitude stands, Airplane card, 63 x 88 mm manoeuvre cards