Mosquito and Cookies: A good combination?

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pampa14
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Mosquito and Cookies: A good combination?

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Post by pampa14 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:47 pm

One of the most versatile aircraft of the RAF during WW2, the D.H.98 Mosquito was used to launch the big bombs of 4,000 lb, also called cookies. I share with you, the article below that shows some pictures of this unusual combination. According to the title, what is your opinion on using these bombs by Mosquito? Visit the link below, see the photo collection and at the end, give your contribution by answering the poll or a comment about it.


http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/mosquitos-e-as-bombas-de-4000-libras.html


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Re: Mosquito and Cookies: A good combination?

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Post by Propnut » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:49 am

The Mosquito was a fast twin engined fighter/bomber. The question I ask is which is more effective: one big single bomb or several smaller bombs. My question is based on accuracy, as you have to be pin-point on dropping the big single bomb on your target, whereas the smaller bombs can be spread across the target. The Mosquito would be approaching the target fairly low and at speed, so accuracy plays a big part in the success of the strike.

Once released the Mosquito would be a delight to fly, as the power to weight ratio gave it the feel of a sports car.



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