Mosquito FB Mk VI

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  1. Max89

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    Can someone help me find some photos of Mosquito FB Mk VI's that were taken during WW2? I've tried searching for some on my own, but I've only been able to find recent photos of ones being restored, or those of some other variant.

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    #2 Wurger, Jun 27, 2011
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    Here you are..... a couple I have found via the Inrternet. Also on our forum site.

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    Mosquito FB Mk.VI MM417/EG-T
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    613 Squadron Mosquito FB.VI at RAF Lasham June 1944
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    Thanks Wurger. I see one of the Mosquitos carrying what looks like four rockets under each wing. Could all FB.VI's carry those?
     
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    Yes these were unguided air-to-ground rocket missiles. The FB Mk.VI variant of the Mossie could carry 4x113kg or 4x225kg bombs or 2x225kg bombs and 8x27kg rocket missiles on two ,four-rail , launchers.
     
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    #5 Max89, Jun 27, 2011
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    Ah, I see. Were the four-rail rocket launchers attached to the existing hardpoints under the wings, or did they replace them?

    By the way, how were you able to search the forums? I get this error each time I try using a search function: Oops! An error occurred: connection to 127.0.0.1:3312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused)
     
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    There were the blast plates attached to each wing panel. Each rail of the rocket launcher was atached to that separately. Thanks to that Mosquito could be fitted with equipment on different racks. Here you are an image of the rocket launchers and a diagram for FB Mk.VI. The picture source ....the Internet.
     

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    Concerning the forum navigation.... click the 'FORUM' button at the top bar of the side. You should get all sections with sub-sections of the forum displayed on your monitor screen. This is the main folder as we speak. If you click a title of a section you will access all sub-sections there. And if you click a title of a sub-section you will get all threads there . Notice that there are displayed current threads with posts have sent recently only. These older ones are available if you choose 'Show threads from the...' option at left of the bottom of a page. There you can set the period of time these threads should be shown. Usually the period is set for two weeks. When it's set click the 'Show Threads" button at the right side of a page. Then you can access more threads.
    Also please notice that there is a full path ( a tree of folders you accessed ) displayed just a little bit down of the line at the 'FORUM" button is. By clicking on a folder name there you can be going up and down the tree too. I think the explanation should be helpfull for you.
     
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    Excellent info (man that plane is beautiful!)
     
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