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1 hour ago, VFR800 said:

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Very similar to the runway and large hanger at Offut AFB where Vulcans were operated for crew qualification and bomb runs.  They disappeared from Offut and reappeared over the Falklands!

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Much of the spruce for the plywood and veneers used on the Mosquito was logged not far from me. It's only protection from attack was it's speed.

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, datzenmike said:

Much of the spruce for the plywood and veneers used on the Mosquito was logged not far from me. It's only protection from attack was it's speed.

 

 

 

 

Phillipsgoelampenfabrik bombed because the Nazis were forcing it to make vacuum tubes.  The workers routinely sabotaged the products by the way.  Known as NORELCO in North America today.

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Gotta have vacuum tubes for all radios and the new radar. The mosquito also helped on a raid to break out French resistance and allied POWs prisoners by bombing (with great precision) one of the walls. 

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55 minutes ago, datzenmike said:

Gotta have vacuum tubes for all radios and the new radar. The mosquito also helped on a raid to break out French resistance and allied POWs prisoners by bombing (with great precision) one of the walls. 

 

Strange as it may seem, the Mosquito had a large bomb payload than the B17.  Must be plane gross weight related.

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I have an RC model of a F4U Corsair, it is very hard to fly, if I fly really fast and pull to much back on the elevator the plane freaks out, I am lucky I have not destroyed it/slammed it into the ground like most my other RC planes, I fly radically, at first the other people around me freaked out, but they got used to me, as crazy as I flew most my flights the planes were upside down, that is how I was known, the guy that flies upside down like a pissed off hornet.

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On 2/12/2020 at 4:29 PM, MikeRL411 said:

 

Strange as it may seem, the Mosquito had a large bomb payload than the B17.  Must be plane gross weight related.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that had the war in europe continued for longer,  Sir Arthur Harris, head of RAF Bomber Command, planned to replace all the four engined Lancasters and Halifaxes with Mosquitos. The reason being that they could fly two missions per night due to their speed, while risking the lives of just two crew members and still carrying a substantial payload.

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1 hour ago, TiMopar said:

I seem to remember reading somewhere that had the war in europe continued for longer,  Sir Arthur Harris, head of RAF Bomber Command, planned to replace all the four engined Lancasters and Halifaxes with Mosquitos. The reason being that they could fly two missions per night due to their speed, while risking the lives of just two crew members and still carrying a substantial payload.

 

As the war went on, the Heavy Bomber concept was more and more brought into question as smaller, multi role aircraft, seemed to be doing the job better and faster. Putting munitions on a target from 20000 feet vs. low and fast became quite evident when P-38 Lightnings went in to strike the Oil Refineries at Ploesti with minimal losses vs. the first time around with B-24's that cost quite a bit in bombers and men. 

 

Image result for p-38 lightning with bombs

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