DH Mosquito FB Mk VI (oz2615)


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Mosquito FB. Scale twin fighter/bomber for control line. For .15 to .29 engines, and electric retracts. From Flying Models, June/July 1963, by Paul Palanek.

Update 11/03/2021: Added article, thank to JohnLaycock.

Quote: "The DeHavilland Mosquito was first conceived on the drawing board as a low-level attack bomber, and ended up famed as a fighter. It was truly a versatile warplane, a highly successful bomber and one of the world's most potent fighters of its era. Its great speed and tree-top evasive qualities captured the imagination of all who knew it, and it will forever retain a special spot in the history of military aviation.

The scarcity of top priority metals at the time forced the choice of materials toward plywood and balsa, and new structural techniques were brought to war in the wooden bomber. Our model then is closer to true scale than you might realize. The Mosquito was produced in many versions, modified constantly to meet the demands as were all WWII aircraft. The FB VI series went into action as a fighter-bomber in 1943, and bears markings applicable to all operational aircraft of the Allied Expeditionary Air Force, in June 1944.

In addition to fixed armament of .303 machine guns, the FB VI Mosquito could carry a 2,000 lb bomb load and two banks of four rockets outboard of the nacelles. Power was two 1,620 hp Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, which raised its top speed capability to 378 mph. Range was 1,120 miles, and armament varied from the four .303 machine guns to four 20 mm cannons and eight 60 lb rockets.

Our scale replica of this dramatic aircraft boasts an electrically retracted main landing gear system. The design of the actuating mechanism is as simple as we could devise, and should not be too difficult for a good modeler with basic metal-working knowledge to tackle. Plans and photos show all necessary data on the gear, and we think you will get a lot of satisfaction out of its operation, for the time spent. Those desiring to build a fixed gear may of course do so. It is not a 'must', so this choice is left to the builder..."

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