The Spitfire was an aircraft of the Royal Air Force used during World War II. It was designed as a high-performance short-range interceptor fighter, but was adapted to fill many roles.
The Spitfire is a vehicle featured in Battlefield 1942 and is the British Army's main fighter aircraft. It has space for one player, who pilots the aircraft. It has two weapons available, its machine guns with 900 rounds of ammunition, and single bombs, with 15 units available. It spawns at the main British base. It is replaced by the P-51 Mustang when the US Army is playable on European maps.
As with other fighter aircraft, the Spitfires role is mostly to support ground troops and to hunt enemy fighters and bombers. Its machine guns are very effective against lighter targets, such as aircraft and cars, and its single bomb can aid greatly in destroying enemy armor.
A bomb is also efficient against emplacements, as a single well-placed bomb can destroy any anti-aircraft gun, defgun or heavy machine gun position. The Spitfires is especially fast and maneuverable, which makes it the optimal choice for dogfighting.
The Spitfires prime weakness is its weak armor. Anti-aircraft guns rip through it in just a few shots. The Spitfire requires a certain degree of skill to use effectively.
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