Spitfire Mk IXc was single-engined with a Rolls-Royce Merlin 61, V12 1 650 hp.
It was equipped with a universal wing (F).
The Mk IX was produced in the urgency to face the FW 190. A new and more powerful engine was mounted on a Spitfire Mk V reinforced fuselage .
Although built as a transitional version, the Spitfire Mk IX was the most engineered version (5665 copies). BS 410 was the 3559th in the series.
Its armament consisted of:
2 Hispano Suiza guns of 20 mm
4 0.303 Browning machine guns
Type: Single-engined with propeller Built at : Chattis Hill First flight: October 28th 1942 Assigned to 315 Squadron : November 6th 1942 Training air service: March 15th 1943 Lost in France: May 13th 1943 Length: 9.47 m Wingspan: 11.22 m Height: 3.48 m Take-off weight 3 326 kg Maximum speed: 656 km / h at 7600 m Maximum range: 700 km Service Ceiling: 13,400 m