Back to Squawk list
  • 22

Discovery of lost WW2 Mosquito plans will allow 'Wooden Wonder' to fly again

제출됨
 
A Second World War De Havilland Mosquito restored at Ardmore Airfield in Auckland, New Zealand for owner Gerald Yagen, only one of three in existence. (www.telegraph.co.uk) 기타...

Sort type: [Top] [Newest]


bbabis
bbabis 3
Maybe in time, we will once again see a mosquito formation that is not in our back yard.
markaharris
Armament depended on variant. They could be armed with guns (.303 inch machine guns, 20mm cannon or both), bombs (various), 60lb unguided rockets (four under each wing) and torpedoes. Some were equipped with a 6-pounder (57mm) quick-firing gun for anti-shipping use. Night-fighters carried Airborne Interception radar sets. One aircraft was fitted with a 3.7 inch (96mm) anti-aircraft gun for use against tanks but was never used operationally.
rhkenning
Watched a De Havilland video of those exclusively carrying the 6-pounders. Dunno how "fast" they were, as SOMETHING was chasing them—and had them scared!
avihais
Yes one of the warbirds that makes the fur on you back stand up. Second NZ one underway will be awesome to see it.
Baldskull
Glad to see someone was paying attention to the "rubbish", saved the plans and therefore saved the plane.
johnrumble99
I saw Kermit Weeks Mosquito in Miami in the 80's. He had a Museum at Tamaimi airport and would take the planes up for a spin on members day. Fond memories of those twin Merlins when he did the low pass. He would also let you crawl around inside the aircraft. Dear old dad was a navigator in the RCAF and flew in one for Coastal Command in England during the war
callnab
Remember those Yellow Jacket boats.Learned to water ski behind one in the 50s. Had a Whopping 35 horse Evinrude for power.
Aiiyiiyiii
Video narrator said the craft was so light, it didn't need guns because it was so fast. The photos however appear to show four machine guns in the nose.
ColinSeftel
Because of the Mosquito's speed it had no need for defensive weapons (or armor). The machine guns in the nose were offensive weapons, what we now call multi-role.
rhkenning
Watched a De Havilland video of those exclusively carrying the 6-pounders. Armor was described.
avihais
Th quote was that it was so light and fast "it wouldn't need guns". As per all warbirds of the era what the designers and propaganda say is different from what the aircraft can actually can do or has. They all say "the aircraft changed the war" too, just like all of the others that changed the war.
raytoews
Read Terror in the Starboard Seat by McIntosh. Very funny and interesting.
SRQSid
Sid Mann 1
Wood was used due to the shortage of aluminum and the 400 or so woodworking shops well dispersed around London to minimize production interruption due to bombing damage. As I recall, the airframe had only 3-400 pounds of metal. Nice video about a versatile classic.
Bobqat
The FHCAM at PAE north of Seattle just introduced their Mossie this summer. Schweeet!
nasdisco
Chris B 1
Always loved this aircraft. A combination of style, speed multi tasking ability and innvovative construction.
rhkenning
Roy Rogers bought a 1950's Canadian firm that was turning out 5-ply birch plywood hulls per Mosquito plans. Called "Yellow Jacket" boats.

로그인

계정을 가지고 계십니까? 사용자 정의된 기능, 비행 경보 및 더 많은 정보를 위해 지금(무료) 등록하세요!
이 웹 사이트는 쿠키를 사용합니다. 이 웹 사이트를 사용하고 탐색함으로써 귀하는 이러한 쿠기 사용을 수락하는 것입니다.
종료
FlightAware 항공편 추적이 광고로 지원된다는 것을 알고 계셨습니까?
FlightAware.com의 광고를 허용하면 FlightAware를 무료로 유지할 수 있습니다. Flightaware에서는 훌륭한 경험을 제공할 수 있도록 관련성있고 방해되지 않는 광고를 유지하기 위해 열심히 노력하고 있습니다. FlightAware에서 간단히 광고를 허용 하거나 프리미엄 계정을 고려해 보십시오..
종료