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  1. Blackwatch

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    Hi guys, is the movie about 633 Squadron (Mosquito's) based on fact or is it just "Hollywood"? what sites can I go to to find out the historical photos about this amazing plane? I understand most Mossie missions were maritime strike missions, is this true? Thanks for reading this as this is one of my favorite planes
     
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  3. Blackwatch

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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    but mossies didn't just fry maritime strike, they flew just about every type of mission possible for a twin engine.........
     
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    It's a story, sorry to dissapoint you (I've got the books- there's a whole series)
     
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    And we have plenty of Mosquito pictures here too!
     
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    Yep!
    It's my favourite plane (if you couldn't guess)
     
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    I always thought it was the Lysander!
     
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    The Mosquito flew high-risk missions over the German Reich bombing, where it was the fastest piston plane in the European theatre. It was just under the speed the Jets achieved. It wasn't used in the Pacific theatre however, as it was mostly made of wood and canvas, which aren't the most useful attributes for a fighter/bomber in a wet, damp environment like the Pacific with high humidity. They apparently experimented with a couple in the Pacific but gave up after the aircraft fell to bits due to the climate and the accelerated action of the woodworms due to the warm environment.
     
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    The Mosquito wasn't used in the Pacific? Do you want to re-check your source for that?

    Go tell the USAAF flying PR Mosquitos over the Pacific it wasn't used out there. :rolleyes:
     
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    It replaced the early Beaus out there, the MkX then replaced the Mossies for some reason. Besides Hornets were used in Malaya so the wood must have been fine
     
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    There is a small snippet of truth to be found under all that hollywoodization (is that a word?.....It is now!)

    In 633 Squadron (as I remember it) their mission was to knock out a hydroelectric plant. In the Dambusters (true story) they knocked out a dam (really?). Originally mosquito's were tasked to deliver the bouncing bomb, they were even used in the first tests, however due to the mossie's speed and the weight of the bomb it was decided that Lancasters should be used. Also several aircrew where killed in similar training exercises depicted in the film, although I doubt they were training to shoot rocks so that they would fall on stuff! It is a sideways look at reality. :confused:
     
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    If that kind of exercise was used, it would be practicing exiting fjords after bombing the shipping in it.
     
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    Plus, let's not forget that the Mosquito was THE allied night fighter in Europe. Yes, there were others, but the Mossie would be my first choice for a nightfighter in the ETO.
     
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    In my opinion the Mossie was the best British aircraft of WW2, It could do practically anything, and was best at most things it did. Plus it looks mean.
     
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    And that's why I like it so much
    The Beau looked meaner though (2nd favourite plane)
     
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    I have been looking for a Beaufighter T-shirt, but have been unable to find one here in the states. I will look around again at the T-shirt vendors at Camarillo's show.
     
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    well it's normally forgotten as one of the great british planes you see which is a shame as she was so good..........
     
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    Couldn't agree more Lanc
     
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