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MrBlueSky1960
02-13-2006, 07:23 AM
I hope we will see this one day... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/AircraftImages01/Highball00.jpg

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-13-2006, 08:04 AM
Mos-tastic, mate! How you finding her to fly so far?

MrBlueSky1960
02-13-2006, 09:52 AM
Ah well€¦ What you may call flying L_F is probably alot different (Better) than my efforts have proven to be€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif But as with most British aircraft and I say this without exception, the Mossie is a very forgiving lady and will let you getaway with certain liberties that would place another bod, flying a €˜foreign€ a/c into a fiery, certain death scenario€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

The only major gripe I have, is this bloody €˜offset sight€ malarkey€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif I€ll get use to it in the end though€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Greenie though, will not sit tight and will start to flap around the cockpit when, as he says €˜things are getting abit hairy€ As he is quite small it puts him at a disadvantage not being able to see over the cockpit to see who€s shooting who without taking to the wing himself to get a better view€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

There has been a certain argument between us about installing a raised perch for him to use€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif But as I said, I don€t want to have to stare up a Budgerigars A## every time I take alook about€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Needless to say it has not gone down well€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

AnyWhoo, it€s great to be back in something of quality again€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Oh, and Greenie sends Hug's...

Pirschjaeger
02-13-2006, 09:52 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
Mos-tastic, mate! How you finding her to fly so far?

Sweet, but who is she? She´s in all your sigs. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Pirschjaeger
02-13-2006, 09:54 AM
I saw footage of mines that were dropped at see and meant to skip across the water and hit the beach. I believe the idea was to defend against a beach invasion.

No further info though.

Willey
02-13-2006, 10:11 AM
Before we'll get *loadouts* that never were used operationally, I'd like to have ALL the loadouts of every plane fixed. Still, it's a cool thing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Capt_Pepper
02-13-2006, 11:01 AM
Perhaps a bit OT, but this was just on the History Channel this past weekend.

The bombs the article refers to were indeed used operationally, but not on the Mossie for the reasons denoted. Instead, they were used by the Lancaster to blow up dams. The Allies weren't having much success taking them out with traditional methods, so this was a new kind of bomb developed by Barnes Wallis.

Wallis' idea met with much resistance from all levels of command including from "Bomber" Harris. Because of the urgency of need, Harris was overruled and the bombs were authorized for development as well as the planes that would need to be modified. There was a tremendous lack of bombers at the time and the Lancaster was new and in very short supply. Harris was unwilling to give them up over a crackpot idea. thus all of this was to Harris' disliking.

These bombs however were not used extensively for a varitey of reasons, but mostly because of dam reinforcements applied by the Germans after the first few successful raids by the Allies.

This made them obsolete for this purpose however, the concept of destroying things by ground tremor as opposed to actually hitting them directly took hold. This later led Wallis to invent another series of bombs used later in the war and beyond. Simply put, a huge bomb designed to penetrate several feet underground and then explode. The ripple effect from the ground tremors results in the collapse of nearby buildings......and it worked beyond their own expectations.

ARCHIE_CALVERT
02-13-2006, 12:37 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/AircraftImages01/Highball01.jpg

CrazyBadger
02-13-2006, 03:01 PM
Maybe I've missed it on another thread somewhere, but is there a reason for us not getting the rocket armed mossie? I would have thought it would be pretty easy to add after the same loadout is already available on the the beaufighter.
Just a question...not a complainthttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. What we have is fantastic!!

Airmail109
02-13-2006, 03:03 PM
I cant bloody believe it.....we get the 43 versions....no bloody rockets.....NOOO BLOODY ROCKETS I HEAR......so much for it being the ultimate vulching machine

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-13-2006, 03:08 PM
Oleg's mentioned rocket armed Mossies 'in the next add-on'.

Airmail109
02-13-2006, 03:09 PM
Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft.......Im gutted.....trully gutted...oh well its a free addon....

p1ngu666
02-14-2006, 06:15 PM
id like some napalm http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif