Mosquito carrying special bomb

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    In April 1943 de Havilland suggested the carrying of one 1,814 kg (4,000 lb) bomb, so-called "Cookie", a thin-cased, cylindrical high-explosive bomb with devastating blast effect, by the Mosquito. A number of B.Mk.IVs were converted to carry this weapon, which made necessary bulged bomb bay doors. In this configuration the Mosquito's all-up weight was 11,340kg. On February 23, 1944 the first three "Cookies" dropped by Mosquitos fell on Düsseldorf. The following link illustrates, through pictures, the text above:


    Aviação em Floripa: Mosquitos e as bombas de 4.000 libras


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    THX for sharing.
     
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    A rather large bomb to be stuffing in a Mossie..!
     
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    #4 nuuumannn, Apr 2, 2014
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    Just a bit of follow up information on the B.IV Special; 23 B.IV Series IIs were modified to carry the 4,000 lb bomb, the first raids were carried out by 692 Sqn, 8 Path Finder Force Grp in February 1944.

    The third and sixth image are of the same aeroplane and show a B.XVI, not a B.IV Special, powered by two Merlin 72s. You can see the intake for the two-speed, two-stage supercharger under the spinners. The B.XVI was a pressurised version of the B.IX, built to improve altitude performance of the B.IV and can be distinguished by the slight differences in canopy glazing. In the third image, the bomb aimer's position is blotted out by the censor. The very last photograph also shows later model Mossies with the high altitude Merlins.
     
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    Nuuumannn, the prop blades a quite a bit larger also on that aircraft. Thank you for pointing that out sir.:thumbright:
     
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