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Lionsdale

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#1 10 years ago

where is the mosquito? why is the beaufighter there instead of it? all i want to know




Von Mudra

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#2 10 years ago

Because the Mosquito didn't serve in 1940-1943 Africa as a day fighter. A small number were night fighters by very late 1942, and early 1943, but that still doesn't enter into the maps.




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#3 10 years ago
Lionsdale;4805386where is the mosquito? why is the beaufighter there instead of it? all i want to know

Because you touch yourself at night.

Actually, it's more of what Mudra said. The Mosquito didn't make much of an appearance in North Africa, in fact I don't think it did anything there at all. The Beaufighter is the next best thing.

Come western front, there's a possibility you'll see the Mosquito.




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#4 10 years ago

It did see combat Commie, just only in Nightfighter roles, and, I get the feeling, only against enemy convoys and raids on Malta. Also, as I said, it was late, begining around the end of combat at El Al.

Honestly, the Mosquito should only be in for a bombing the reich style map as either the fast bomber and/or night fighter versions. but if they do that, I want my Me110, Ju88, and Do217 night fighters :D




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#5 10 years ago

Also, be careful what you wish for. The Mosquito variant with bombs was otherwise completely unarmed, relying instead on its high speed and ability to take lots of damage thanks to its plywood frame. So if you want to bomb some tanks with a Mosquito, don't expect to be able to dogfight. And if you want to dogfight, don't expect to have bombs.




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#6 10 years ago

Ahh mosquito... *dreams*




silian

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#7 10 years ago
Meadow;4805582Also, be careful what you wish for. The Mosquito variant with bombs was otherwise completely unarmed, relying instead on its high speed and ability to take lots of damage thanks to its plywood frame. So if you want to bomb some tanks with a Mosquito, don't expect to be able to dogfight. And if you want to dogfight, don't expect to have bombs.

You're forgetting the FB.Mk.VI, armed with four 20mm cannon, four .303 brownings, with two 250lb or 500lb short fin bombs in the rear of the bomb bay, plus another two bombs under the wings, though Coastal Command FB.Mk.VI's could have eight rockets fitted under the wings instead of the two bombs.




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#8 10 years ago
Von Mudra;4805501Honestly, the Mosquito should only be in for a bombing the reich style map as either the fast bomber and/or night fighter versions. but if they do that, I want my Me110, Ju88, and Do217 night fighters :D

The Mosquito did some day bombing raids as well, relying on its high speedlike Meadow said. There are several accounts for Mosquito's bombing oil storages and other strategic targets in the Netherlands in 1940-1943.

About the German nightfighters: isn't the Ju88 very cumbersome?




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#9 10 years ago
Slayer1976;4805763The Mosquito did some day bombing raids as well, relying on its high speedlike Meadow said. There are several accounts for Mosquito's bombing oil storages and other strategic targets in the Netherlands in 1940-1943.

The Mosquto B.Mk.IV (the first bomber version) entered operational service in the summer of 1942.




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#10 10 years ago
silian;4805794The Mosquto B.Mk.IV (the first bomber version) entered operational service in the summer of 1942.

Oops, my bad. The bombings before were done by Blenheims.




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