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DCS: de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI Discussion


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MK VI from what year is it, i got feeling that its pretty early model.


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Quite right, there were different Mosquito fighter bombers based on the FB VI but with modification.

 

FB 26 and FB 40 were basically the same but with different variants of Merlin engine, built in Canada and Australia respectively.

 

FB XVIII famously had the 6 pounder gun for anti-shipping instead of the 4*20mm cannons.

 

The Sea Mosquito, the TR 33 variant, was based on the FB VI (with changes to operate from carriers) but I think it was a torpedo bomber with the FAA rather than a fighter bomber if memory serves.


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Ah there was, somewhere there's WIP pics of a mosquito in RAF, Soviet and Israeli liveries somewhere will edit my post if I can find them

 

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/upload/iblock/3c6/Mosquito-3s.JPG

 

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/upload/iblock/b7a/Mosquito-2s.jpg

 

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/upload/iblock/463/Mosquito-1s.JPG


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Put together all the existing updates (that I can find) on the Mosquito there have been in the weekend news for anyone else like me who's hyped about a flying tree.

 

August 24th 2018

DCS World War II Update

 

An important aspect DCS World War II is the addition of additional player-controlled and AI aircraft. Some of these include the P-47D, Mosquito, A-20, C-47, Fw 190 A-8, and Ju-88. All of these are various stages of development, and they will serve a vital role in fleshing out the DCS World II experience in concert with the new damage modelling, new World War II era maps, and dogfight AI. As each of these elements progress to the point we’re ready to introduce in DCS World, we’ll be talking about them much, much more.

 

Today we’d like to show off some of the P-47D skins we are working on, as well as the Mosquito.

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/upload/iblock/3c6/Mosquito-3s.JPG

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/upload/iblock/b7a/Mosquito-2s.jpg

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/upload/iblock/463/Mosquito-1s.JPG

 

November 30th 2018

DCS Warbirds Update

 

Earlier this year we showed off a greatly updated cockpit for the DCS: P-51D Mustang that will be released next month. In addition to a beautiful, new cockpit, we’re also updating the external model to include both P-51D-25 and P-51D-30 versions! This includes improvements to both the 3D model and textures.

 

Along with the Mustang, we’ve also completing work on a fantastic new cockpit for the Bf 109 K-4 and a Fw 190 D-9 that takes advantage of both deferred shading and physically based rendering.

In parallel, the P-47D, Fw 190 A-8, and Mosquito are all making great progress in both the external model, cockpit, flight model and systems.

 

December 21st 2018

Coming next year, we have new AI air units like the P-47D, Ju-88, Fw 190 A-8, A-20G, C-47, Bf 109 G, Mosquito, C-47 and others taking to the skies of DCS World War II. Of these, we are already at work making the P-47D, Fw 190 A-8 and Mosquito flyable. In parallel, the new damage model system is now being applied to all our warbirds.

 

January 4th 2019

DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt, DCS: de Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI, and DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Shrike

 

These three of these aircraft are well underway and we plan to release or more in 2019. With the addition of the new damage model, dynamic campaign, new World War II maps, and more units added to the World War II Assets Pack like the Ju-88, Bf 109G, C-47, A-20G, and others, DCS World War II will continue to grow and bring great new gameplay!

 

January 25 2019

DCS: Fw 190 A-8/F-8 Shrike Update

 

Progress remains rapid on the Shrike with a release set for later this year. The Fw 190 A-8 will be an excellent counterpart to the Spitfire Mk.IX and provide a period-correct aircraft for the Normandy map. The F-8 version will provide the Luftwaffe a capable ground attack aircraft to match the upcoming P-47D and Mosquito.

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The amount of damage it could soak up is damn impressive...

 

MM401 with a large section of wing blown off and the left hand engine shattered... Still managed to crash land it :huh: :noexpression:

 

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https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205090444

 

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The website and book contradict each other...either flak damage or hits by a nightfighter!

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From the squadron record of events February 1944:

 

"February 21

Up: 10 15

Down: 12 00

 

The crews were briefed at 08.00 hrs. A/C marshalled at 09.00 hrs and main briefing was at 09.30 hrs. The take-off was at 10.15 hrs. The visibility was quite good although there was 10/10ths cloud.

 

A good landfall was made and the climb was started. The cloud base was higher than anticipated and two a/c were separated through this reason. However they formed up before reaching the target. The target was extremely difficult to find and some aircraft made two runs over it. One a/c bombed the wrong target and one did not bomb at all. 11 a/c returned safely and one was damaged by flak."

 

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8405961

 

The fact it was a daytime raid and the reference to flak damage suggest flak sir :thumbup:


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Mosquito was very capable of flying on one engine, as long as the engine wasn't lost at low speed and low-alt i.e. take-off or landing as that could invert the aircraft in 1-2 seconds

 

See the film of one of Geoffrey de Havilland's mosquito displays from about 3:10 to 3:45

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060020995

 

And this one of a FB Mk VI between 9:10 and 9:30

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060021032

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From a report on the trials of a bomber Mosquito :book:

 

"Single engine flying was carried out with each engine feathered in turn and it was found that the Mosquito can maintain height and climb comfortably on one engine, there being enough rudder trim available to enable the aircraft to be flown hands off. Again the bomb load of 1,000 lbs. appears to make very little difference to the singled engined handling. Turns with and against the live engine were carried out with ease."

 

Does hands off include feet?

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Would be nice to get some in game shots of the Mossie since it is supposedly flying in the internal build... :music_whistling:

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