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Daytonbob
06-27-2006, 08:42 AM
I encountered my first ever raid by the PBY Catalina. They are deadly! Highly accurate bomber. The Hurricanes and other British aircraft were a nuisance but never did any damage. My flak guns would swat them away like flies. But the PBY is a different story. They take a beating from my flak guns and keep on ticking. Plus they actually use their machine guns unlike the Hurricanes. From now on when I see a PBY I will crash dive.....and pray. What is everyone else's thoughts on the Allied Aircraft.

lecek
06-27-2006, 09:07 AM
They don't get really scary until the Liberator comes. Those guys toss bombs at you from out of flack gun range.

Foehammer-1
06-27-2006, 10:14 AM
...And those bombs are carpet bombs, which have a very low chance of missing

blastomatic1759
06-27-2006, 03:18 PM
i hate those Liberators to the 5th power , that bomb throwing thing they do just makes me mad.i wish they would give me the "put a V-2 rocket in your boat and go break stuff" option so i could find the airfield that they hang out in .

WilhelmSchulz.
06-27-2006, 04:09 PM
The Sunderland - I respect it.
The PBY - I Deeply respect it.
The Libarator - ALARM!!!!! *then goes to hid under covers of bed*
The Hurcane - http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

SHIII Skins (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/9911029554/r/9911029554#9911029554)

hueywolf123
06-27-2006, 09:59 PM
Until much later in the war. I got some real damage done by three very accurate hurricanes, dropping bombs on me, killed my flak gunner too.
All because I thought
"Hurricane http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif"

WilhelmSchulz.
06-27-2006, 11:11 PM
The only reason I die from them is after I shoot them down.

lecek
06-28-2006, 11:36 AM
I was killed by a hurrican in 39 (One of just two captains I have ever lost in over 200 patrols.). They can get lucky sometimes.

That is the way airpower works in this game. You get complacent then you die.

JU88
06-29-2006, 01:49 PM
Where are all the Hudsons mosquitos and beaus???!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif


SULK http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

hueywolf123
06-29-2006, 03:46 PM
JU88, yep, thats what I'd like to know. Although my Grandpa was a mosquito pilot during WWII, so it would probably make me hesitate slightly

WilhelmSchulz.
06-29-2006, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by hueywolf123:
JU88, yep, thats what I'd like to know. Although my Grandpa was a mosquito pilot during WWII, so it would probably make me hesitate slightly mosquitos did alot of things during WWII. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

hueywolf123
06-29-2006, 04:11 PM
Originally designed as an unarmed bomber, to fly faster than any intercepting fighters, too fast for flak. To get in, drop their payload, and get out.
Sounded great, but according to grandpa's stories, it wasn't long before they caught up. He lost a lot of good friends, stopped talking to people in case they died etc, took him years to get used to things

WilhelmSchulz.
06-29-2006, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by hueywolf123:
Originally designed as an unarmed bomber, to fly faster than any intercepting fighters, too fast for flak. To get in, drop their payload, and get out.
Sounded great, but according to grandpa's stories, it wasn't long before they caught up. He lost a lot of good friends, stopped talking to people in case they died etc, took him years to get used to things Well I know they did alot of low alt. missions. Evean then you could still get shot down.

actionhank1786
06-30-2006, 10:45 AM
The mosquito was a beast!
Those things in the Atlantic took anti-shipping to a whole new level, and it took the German Luftwaffe a while to get anything fast enough to catch the Mosquitos.
They took part in a lot of raids, i've got a lot of respect for men like your grandfather who were brave enough to fly in a place knowing tha they'd be going in with no type of defensive armament.
That takes a lot of skill.
I do wish we had Beaufighters and Mosquitos in this game.
They're a thrill to fly in Forgotten Battles/Pacific fighters.
Nothing quite like opening up on a ship with rockets, and then a combo of 8 nose mounted guns...not to mention 4 of those 8 are 20 mm cannons! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Kaleun1961
07-01-2006, 06:22 PM
One raid that was pulled off by Mosquitoes was a raid on a Gestapo HQ. They swooped in precisely took down one wall to allow the prisoners to escape. I can't recall offhand, but I think it was in Paris.

Edit: It was on a Gestapo HQ in Denmark:

Mosquito Raid (http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/aarhus.html)

hueywolf123
07-03-2006, 03:21 PM
My Grandpa used to tell me of a raid his squadron did on some U-boat pens (willhelmshaven I think?), where it was low level, and they had to try and skip their bomb up into the pens. The trick was to get in and low faster than they could shut the doors.
The flak took a lot of them, he got back but his co-pilot died upon their return

Grrbob25
07-05-2006, 01:52 AM
one time, my flak crew shot a Sunderland down before I even saw it I heard "Aircaft spotted!" and then "enemy unit destroyed"

Kaleun1961
07-05-2006, 09:43 AM
The Mosquito helped with the atomic bomb project. Niels Bohr was smuggled out of Denmark aboard a Mosquito; he later worked as a physicist on the Manhattan Project.

VikingGrandad
07-05-2006, 10:35 AM
Just noticed my post got lost from this thread too.

http://static.flickr.com/23/24717154_f3a34bd2fa_o.jpg

This 57mm Molins automatic cannon (minus the gun carriage!) was fitted to some Mosquitos for attacking armoured targets such as Panzers or U-Boats. It was mounted in the nose cone, with two .303 machine guns.

From that point of view, I'm glad there are no Mosquitos in SH3 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

VikingGrandad
07-05-2006, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by hueywolf123:
My Grandpa used to tell me of a raid his squadron did on some U-boat pens (willhelmshaven I think?), where it was low level, and they had to try and skip their bomb up into the pens. The trick was to get in and low faster than they could shut the doors.
The flak took a lot of them, he got back but his co-pilot died upon their return

That sounds like one hell of a raid. Is it (or similar raids) documented anywhere?

cpt_Alex2006
07-05-2006, 10:47 AM
Think I lost a post here too. The mozzie was made from laminated balsa wood, so it took a lot of holes to bring it down. They fitted it with a smaller version of the Dam Busters bouncing bomb for use against ships in tight fjords where high level bombing was difficult.
I believe the bouncer was of little use in action, but there is footage somewhere.

Alex

hueywolf123
07-05-2006, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by hueywolf123:
My Grandpa used to tell me of a raid his squadron did on some U-boat pens (willhelmshaven I think?), where it was low level, and they had to try and skip their bomb up into the pens. The trick was to get in and low faster than they could shut the doors.
The flak took a lot of them, he got back but his co-pilot died upon their return

That sounds like one hell of a raid. Is it (or similar raids) documented anywhere? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

VG, yep. He had a book detailing his squadron and it's exploits. I've no idea what the book was called or where it is now. I'm phoning mum on the weekend so I'll ask her where it went and what his squadron number was. After he passed away a few years ago, things seemed to disappear.
He flew with an RAAF unit from somewhere near Tunbridge Wells.
The squadron started with Blenheims until the Mosquito trials had finished, they then re-trained, re armed and got stuck in.