BoB Aircraft

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  1. brain44

    brain44 New Member

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    Hello, to all, I'm a new firumite with a request for your help. What bomber flew in the Battle of Britain and was made primarily of wood? The only a/c I can think of is the Mosquito, and it did not fly in BoB. Any help would be most appreciated!

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    What about The Blenheims? THey were the primary bombers at that time(also called RAF maids-of-all-work for thier varied roles)
     
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    saltlakespitfire,

    I had thought of the Blenheim/Bolingbroke, but neither of them was wood construction. Thanks for your response, hopefully we can put this poser to rest soon!

    Brian :santa:
     
  4. Smokey

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    There is the Hawker Horsley, which aparently was still flying in 1940

    British Aircraft of World War II - HAWKER HORSLEY

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    Fiat BR 20, was made for a good percentage of wood. Had a few sorties in BoB before being mercifully grounded.
     
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    What about the swordfish torpedo bombers?
     
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    Jabberwocky Active Member

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    Nothing of significance ayway. The main participants (i.e 95% of all sorties flown);

    Spitfire,
    Hurricane,
    Blenheim,
    Defiant,
    Beaufighter (late but important for the night blitz)
    Bf-109,
    Bf-110,
    JU-88,
    Ju-87,
    Do-17,
    He-111.

    were all metal monoque or (at least) semi monoque airframes.
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    and the swordfish wasn't wood either, none of the major players were wooden at this point.........
     
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    saltlakespitfire New Member

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    Sorry for displaying my ignorance on this point. :oops: And thanks for the stats Jabberwocky.
     
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