|Appears in||Call of Duty: United Offensive |
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
|Found in||UO: "Bomber"
BRO: "Baptism By Fire"
|Used by||Royal Air Force|
2 x 20mm Hispano Mk II Cannons
4 x .303 Browning M1919 Machine Guns
Payload: 2 x 250lb bombs
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allies during World War II. Widely regarded as one of the finest fighters during the war, it can be seen in Call of Duty: United Offensive, Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 2: Big Red One dogfighting with various Luftwaffe aircraft.
Call of Duty: United Offensive Edit
In the single-player campaign of Call of Duty: United Offensive, Spitfires are seen in the level, "Bomber", acting as escort fighters for number ninety squadron of the RAF, a squadron flying the new American B-17 heavy bomber. These Spitfires help to fight off marauding Bf 109s, but cannot accompany the squadron past the English Channel due to their limited range.
Call of Duty 2 Edit
In Call of Duty 2, the Spitfire is never seen up close but can be spotted dogfighting with German Ju 87s during the British North African campaign levels such as "The End of the Beginning" and "Assault on Matmata". The player can get a better view of the Spitfires at the conclusion of "The End of the Beginning": when rejoining Captain Price at the captured German Flak 88, Spitfires can be seen flying by in pairs, returning to base after having established air superiority.
Call of Duty 2: Big Red OneEdit
In Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Spitfire Vc's appear in the level "Baptism By Fire", combating Stukas and Bf 109s during Operation Torch, the British-American invasion of French North Africa. These Spitfires are noteworthy for sporting USAAF insignia rather than RAF insignia. This is accurate, as many U.S. Spitfires fought in North Africa, particularly during Operation Torch. The USAAF was the largest foreign user of Spitfires, with two fighter groups equipped through reverse Lend Lease operating in North Africa and the Mediterranean.
Call of Duty: World at WarEdit
|The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a Call of Duty game.|
The Supermarine Spitfire was intended to appear in the cut British campaign, in particular, the second mission. It would've likely fulfilled a similar "eye candy" dogfighting role as Call of Duty 2, as the Junkers Ju 87 is also precached within the same set of strings. It would've also dropped bombs in certain set pieces.
- The portrayal of the Spitfire in Call of Duty: United Offensive is accurate from the standpoint of its limited range preventing it from accompanying the bombers past the English Channel. It was not until fighters such as the P-38 Lightning, the P-47 Thunderbolt, and especially the P-51 Mustang became widely available with drop tanks that fighters could accompany bombers through an entire mission into Germany.
- Although Call of Duty: United Offensive and Call of Duty 2 were made by different developers (Gray Matter Interactive and Infinity Ward, respectively), the squadron codes painted on the sides of the Spitfires in both games are exactly the same. While this tends to suggest that the same Spitfire model was used for both games, close examination of the two planes suggests that this is not the case, although both versions reflect types that were used during World War II. The Spitfires in United Offensive have two protruding 20-mm cannons on their wings and a noticeable Vokes air filter fitted under the nose, giving the aircraft the appearance of having a large jutting "chin". In contrast, Spitfires in Call of Duty 2 are the more conventional types, i.e., without wing cannons and outsized air filters.
- ↑ precachemodel("vehicle_spitfire_flying");