Author Topic: De Havilland Mosquito  (Read 21831 times)

Offline Rickshaw

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #75 on: December 31, 2018, 06:05:12 AM »
Random idea:  Mosquito with 75mm cannon from B-25

I suspect the structure would need to be considerably "beefed up" to accept the recoil...

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #76 on: December 31, 2018, 06:23:23 AM »
Maybe.  Maybe a M10 (T15E1) 75 mm auto cannon from the XA-38 would also be suitable.

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #77 on: December 31, 2018, 06:31:40 AM »
Looking at the 4-engined Mossie further up the thread, De Havilland's actual proposal was the DH 101. An enlarged DH 98 but not exactly the same as I found out, and powered by two Napier Sabre engines with contra-props. It was supposed to carry 8000lb internally with one 1000lb bomb under each outer wing. The idea it would carry this load at minimum of 400 mph.

Here's a couple of pics of it that I got from Tony Buttler.

The bottom pic shows it compared with the DH 98 after I had scaled the pic to 1/72.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2018, 06:55:41 AM by kitnut617 »

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2019, 06:17:39 AM »
Does anyone know of a Mk.XVIII TseTse converion for the Mosquito?  There was an ancient vacuum-formed conversion available ages ago but has there been any other more recent solutions offered 48th or 32nd scale?  I know that Matchbox offered the TseTse as an option in their 1:72nd scale Mosquito kit. 

Inspiration derived from this video: TSETSE the DH Mosquito Mk XVIII
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2019, 06:31:12 AM »
« Last Edit: August 17, 2019, 06:33:45 AM by kitnut617 »

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #80 on: August 17, 2019, 06:39:21 AM »
Thanks Robert.  A shame that Paragon is OOB.  Looks like a simple enough conversion to do on my own.  Plus I have plenty of Airfix and Revell (né Monogram) Mosquitos to thrash in the process. 
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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #81 on: August 17, 2019, 11:27:00 AM »
Airfix in one of their iterations of their 1/72 kit did a TseTse Mosquito IIRC.

There is also a conversion for a TseTse 1/48 Mosquito on Britmodeller.

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #82 on: August 18, 2019, 02:54:21 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline kitnut617

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #83 on: April 20, 2021, 11:56:50 PM »
While browsing SPF yesterday, I read an interesting thread about some trials for a 32 pdr cannon mounted in the Mosquito. It was to have a special muzzle brake called a Galliot

Offline dy031101

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #84 on: September 27, 2021, 12:49:40 PM »
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?