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Von Mudra

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#11 10 years ago

No, the Ju88 was not cumbersome for a night fighter, as night fighters didn't have to be speedy or very agile. Some of the top night fighter aces flew the Ju88 type night fighters. And, the Do217, was just a modified Do17 :P

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#12 10 years ago
Von Mudra;4805842the Do217, was just a modified Do17 :P

Actually the Do 217, despite resembling the Do 17, was designed from from the ground up.




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#13 10 years ago

Oh, yes, you are very right:P




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#14 10 years ago
silian;4805647You'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.

Ah, fascinating. I wasn't aware of this, only of the more strategic bombing focused variants.




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#15 10 years ago

Is it antennas on the nose of that DO 217? Or is it something else? Very fascinating and mysterious....




Von Mudra

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#16 10 years ago

Its radar...all german twin engine night fighters had it mounted in the nose like that.

Me110G-4_2.jpg Me110 night fighter

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#17 10 years ago

i think there was a version of the mosquito with 6pdr in the front, not sure how much it was used though




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#18 10 years ago
Slayer1976;4805804Oops, my bad. The bombings before were done by Blenheims.

Mmm, my War File documentaries say it came into service in 1941 and on an aeroplane site they say Mosquito's attacked Cologne 31st of May 1940, would they have done that without bombs?

Site: Aeropedia / de Haviland Mosquito (Dutch only)

Mmm, after reading a bit closer, I think the year 1940 is a mistake on that site, as they state before that it came into service in July 1941.




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#19 10 years ago
pureperversions;4807101i think there was a version of the mosquito with 6pdr in the front, not sure how much it was used though

There was but it was intended for use against shipping. It was a 57mm (6lbr) Molins gun IIRC.




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