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fighter_966
08-19-2006, 02:37 AM
It was as we all know brit made divebomber .Not underpowered like its brother Blacburn Roc whihc was ment to be fighter..

leitmotiv
08-19-2006, 03:56 AM
I regularly fly a Skua in FS2004. Yes, it would be a hoot to have one. Of course that means they'll have to do KONIGSBERG for the classic Bergen attack. They were the Royal Navy's standard fighter, along with naval Gladiators, in the 1940 Norwegian Campaign. Soldiered on as a fighter/dive bomber on ARK ROYAL in the Med through beginning of 1941 when replaced by Fulmar---another necessary item.

DmdSeeker
08-19-2006, 07:12 AM
I believe Skuas were also instrimental in the defnce of Malta

leitmotiv
08-19-2006, 07:41 AM
That is a negative on Skuas in Malta. They were only on ARK ROYAL which was with Force H which operated out of Gibralter, and Force H operated in the Western Med. None were based on Malta or in Egypt. You have the monoplane Skua mixed up with the three biplane Sea Gladiators which defended Malta briefly until RAF Hurricanes arrived.