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LEXX_Luthor
10-25-2004, 07:13 PM
Is there Flyable Mosquito? If so, tell.


wood planes Rule! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Aeronautico
10-25-2004, 07:35 PM
I think he meant the Beaufighter buddy...

Sorry to say.

LEXX_Luthor
10-25-2004, 07:51 PM
Okay, so Mossie is in FB Bomber Patch (or FB "Bomber CD" crazyivan said something about). Aussum

p1ngu666
10-25-2004, 09:06 PM
beu is pretty quick luthor
500ish kmph at low alt (495metres iirec)

VW-IceFire
10-25-2004, 09:24 PM
Ummm FB are you talking about or PF?

Forgotten Battles = FB
Pacific Fighters = PF

WOLFMondo
10-26-2004, 12:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
beu is pretty quick luthor
500ish kmph at low alt (495metres iirec) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

After some trial and error it can definatly outrun most Japanese planes of the same period.

Alexi_Alx_Anova
10-26-2004, 01:09 AM
The Mosquito has been modeled (including cockpit) by Pranster and co. and Oleg has it. It's just waiting for the right patch before it surfaces.

Alexi

hernanyork
10-26-2004, 06:14 AM
I think that Mosquito didnt fight in the Pacific War, Am i wrong??

CHDT
10-26-2004, 06:19 AM
There were Australian Mosquitos in the Pacific.

Freycinet
10-26-2004, 06:21 AM
Some Mosquitos modified for carrier flying in the Pacific, but "no operations undertaken"..

see here:
http://www.jaapteeuwen.com/ww2aircraft/html%20pages/DE%20HAVILLAND%20DH98%20MOSQUITO.htm

Freycinet
10-26-2004, 06:26 AM
Yes, chdt, you're right!

The Mosquito at the Australian air force museum flew over japanese-held territory:

"RAAF Museum Mosquito NS631/A52-600: Manufactured at Hatfield as NS631 in 1943/44, A52-600 was the first aircraft in a batch of 12 PR MkXVI Mosquitos for the RAAF to make up shortfalls in Australian production of the type. During 1945, A52-600 flew more than 20 photo-reconnaissance operations over Japanese-held territory in the Pacific."

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/Mosquito.htm

owlwatcher
10-26-2004, 06:36 AM
The Mosquito might have flown some in the pacific but I think there were problems with the planes to hard to maitain because wood and glue fall apart in the wet ans humid conditions in the Pacific.

Philipscdrw
10-26-2004, 06:40 AM
We still have the Western maps! Don't abaondon the Eastern and Western Fronts completely!

JG53Frankyboy
10-26-2004, 06:53 AM
but where you want start with a Mosquito (actually the in the past postet cockpit at netwings was a blast !! beautifull work ! ) ?

some other propablycomming planes have the same proplem, missing maps.
like MC205 , G.55 , SpitfireMkXIV (ore was it in service till august 44 ? )

Mr_Nakajima
10-26-2004, 07:24 AM
Mosquito recce and bombers flew in Burma with the RAF as well - 7 bomber squadrons and 1 recce by July 1945.

clint-ruin
10-26-2004, 07:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by owlwatcher:
The Mosquito might have flown some in the pacific but I think there were problems with the planes to hard to maitain because wood and glue fall apart in the wet ans humid conditions in the Pacific. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

For planes that have to operate far from dedicated repair centres, without heavy equipment and in harsh field conditions, wood has a lot of benefits over other types of construction. Certainly if you're being shot at I'd rather be in the mossie than a zero :> but it's also a lot easier to patch a machine with fabric or wood surfaces than aluminium in rough conditions. They all fell apart after the war, sure, but they weren't needed at that point.

Wood planes rule.

Mozzie_21
10-26-2004, 07:36 AM
618 squadron RAF flew mosquitos in Australia for bouncing bomb trials.

The Australian mosquitos only made it into pacific operations in may of 1945 by which time the Japanese were a fairly spent force. After a few monthe the fabric started to lift on some aircraft and some wooden parts were beginning to swell due to the humidity. So they were sent back to Australia.

So in conclusion, mosquitos played a very small part in the pacific war. While favorites the mosquito is one of myThere are many more aircraft that played much larger roles that should in all rights be included first.

Willi_Wombat
10-26-2004, 07:57 AM
But if it's already modeled and all set to go, let us have it Oleg, we'll find a use for it.

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WW

p1ngu666
10-26-2004, 09:50 AM
there where mossies in burma, but they had a tough time with unserviceablility, was tough on all planes.

it was mainly the glue, often not enuff http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

No601_prangster
10-26-2004, 04:49 PM
Not yet but maybe one day. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://www.ijeremiah.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/pacific.jpg
Photoshoped in case you didn't guess.

p1ngu666
10-26-2004, 04:56 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
i need to get on wid seeecrit mossie project