Mosquito hitting by a 30 mmm round

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  1. Ambush Commander

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    Hi there,

    i am searching for a picture of a specific Mosquito which returned to its airbase with some serious damgage by a 30 mm round of a ME262. I think it was a 262, but can' t remember it clearly. I only need a example of the damage done by a 30 mmm hit. A B-17 or something else would also be OK. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Cripes! Amazing the thing flew at all! Figure a hole that big with all that air pressure on it at speed...amazing.
     
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    onother one...

    Sweet20Pea20Damage.jpg
     
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    Jesus Christ, there were 2 guys standing there....

    Ouch...
     
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    And another 8 that that thing amazingly brought home! Wow!
     
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    Amazing, but Mosquito was made of wood mostly and damages to the structure look a little different.

    Here is an effect of air bottle explosion inside of the Mosquito fuselage.

    Source unknown.
     

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    I'm pretty sure that was an 88 hit - and doubt that either waist gunner, radio operator or Ball Turret gunner could have survived that hit... tail gunner also likely dead.
     
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    Hmmm, probably is concentrated fire of 30mm, the 88 would cut the fuselage in a half. Impressive pictures I might ad.


    Nice video there Matt.
     
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    1 hit from an HE-I 3cm round would do the same.

    ~ I have interviews of Me 262 NF pilots shooting down Mossies and literally the wooden craft just vapourized in nearly every case, no fires just an explosion
     
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    Probably so, this is the MK 108 explosive round effect of a test Bristol Blenheim.

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    dear God
    those pictures are shocking
    must cost like hell to mend those planes
     
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    Almost definitely writeoffs...

    That is some damage though from a few shells but then that is why the 30cm was such an effective weapon.
     
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    I think I find the Mosquito image, unfortunately is not big.
     

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