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ImpStarDuece
02-09-2006, 05:32 PM
Just checking something for the B Mk IV bomber Mossies and it seems that the wing tanks on the bomber version are permanent with all load outs and configurations.

Were the 50gal external wing tanks always fitted, or were they optional equipment? I have always seen them described as "auxiliary" tanks used for extra range.

I have service pictures of early B. MK IV Mossies on the ground and in flight, both with and without the external tanks, but i'm not sure which was 'standard'.

Prangsters IL2 Mossie model page seems to have the tanks as an integral part of the model. Were they optional equipment, droppable tanks or were they permanent after a particular point?

ImpStarDuece
02-09-2006, 05:32 PM
Just checking something for the B Mk IV bomber Mossies and it seems that the wing tanks on the bomber version are permanent with all load outs and configurations.

Were the 50gal external wing tanks always fitted, or were they optional equipment? I have always seen them described as "auxiliary" tanks used for extra range.

I have service pictures of early B. MK IV Mossies on the ground and in flight, both with and without the external tanks, but i'm not sure which was 'standard'.

Prangsters IL2 Mossie model page seems to have the tanks as an integral part of the model. Were they optional equipment, droppable tanks or were they permanent after a particular point?

Monty_Thrud
02-10-2006, 01:40 AM
BUMPAROO!

...Calling Pingu...come in Pingu...your time is up...will somebody please get Pingu out of the Mosquito... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

PBNA-Boosher
02-10-2006, 05:14 AM
P1ngu! We all want our turn! If you answer the question I might just build you a prison raid mission!

SnapdLikeAMutha
02-10-2006, 07:08 AM
The radiator on the Mosquito is officially my new favourite thing.

"As an indication of the versatility of the Mosquito it was equipped, or used, with many different loads. Some of these were experimental only and some were post-war.

50, 100, 200 gallon drop tanks.
4 x .303in (7.7mm) Browning machine guns.
4 x 20mm British Hispano cannon.
1 x 57mm Molins (or Vickers G) six pounder cannon.
1 x 3.7 in (9.4cm) 32 lb (14.51kg) anti-tank gun.
2 x .303in (7.7mm) remote rearward machine guns in the nacelles.
1 x .303in (7.7mm) remote rearward machine gun in the tail.
4 gun dorsal turret at rear of cockpit.
Rocket Assisted Take Off Gear (RATOG).
6 x 250lb bombs.
4 x 500lb bombs.
6 x 500lb bombs in Avro bomb-carrier.
1 x 4,000lb bomb.
2 x 100 gallon napalmgel tanks.
Highball spherical anti-ship bouncing bomb.
1 x 18 inch Mk XV or XVII torpedo or 1 Naval mine.
Extra bomb bay fuel tanks.
Underwing 500lb bombs.
8 x 25lb solid armour piercing rocket projectiles.
8 x 60 lb semi-armour-piercing rocket projectiles.
1 x 1,050lb Uncle Tom rocket projectile.
Youngman circular segmented air brake.
Helmore Turbinlite airborne searchlight.
Radar and navigation equipment of various types.
Cameras - various still and cine plus photo-flashes.
Weather recording equipment.
Head-up type reflector gunsight.
Clear Air Turbulence research equipment.
Target towing equipment."

eek (http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-air-support/ww2-allied/mosquito.htm)

RS.Wedge
02-10-2006, 07:19 AM
I am fairly new to FB/AEP/PF. The only aircraft I have flown for an extended period of time (20+ missions are the following):

F4F-3
F4F-4
P-39
P-47

In the above aircraft the targeting sites are allready lined up with no problems. But last night after I finished installing the patch I figured I would go into QMB and try out the latest buzz "The Mosquito". Upon entering the cockpit the first thing I noticed was the targeting site was way off - the cross hairs were not even on the display. Is this a "bug"? or is there some way to adjust the site?

Thanks for any help.

Crop-Duster.
02-10-2006, 07:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ImpStarDuece:
Just checking something for the B Mk IV bomber Mossies and it seems that the wing tanks on the bomber version are permanent with all load outs and configurations.

Were the 50gal external wing tanks always fitted, or were they optional equipment? I have always seen them described as "auxiliary" tanks used for extra range.

I have service pictures of early B. MK IV Mossies on the ground and in flight, both with and without the external tanks, but i'm not sure which was 'standard'.

Prangsters IL2 Mossie model page seems to have the tanks as an integral part of the model. Were they optional equipment, droppable tanks or were they permanent after a particular point? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

read this thread

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/63110913/m/7611059904

Crop-Duster.
02-10-2006, 07:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
BUMPAROO!

...Calling Pingu...come in Pingu...your time is up...will somebody please get Pingu out of the Mosquito... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/63110913/m/7611059904

WOLFMondo
02-10-2006, 07:25 AM
Ctrl + F1 to see the sight. Like German planes etc with the sight off centre.

stathem
02-10-2006, 07:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RS.Wedge:
I am fairly new to FB/AEP/PF. The only aircraft I have flown for an extended period of time (20+ missions are the following):

F4F-3
F4F-4
P-39
P-47

In the above aircraft the targeting sites are allready lined up with no problems. But last night after I finished installing the patch I figured I would go into QMB and try out the latest buzz "The Mosquito". Upon entering the cockpit the first thing I noticed was the targeting site was way off - the cross hairs were not even on the display. Is this a "bug"? or is there some way to adjust the site?

Thanks for any help. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

CTRL + F1

I always wanted to say that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

RS.Wedge
02-10-2006, 09:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
Ctrl + F1 to see the sight. Like German planes etc with the sight off centre. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the info.

Why are the sites off center in the first place on some of the planes? Is there a historical significance why you have to manually adjust the site (Ctrl + F1)on certain planes?

No601_prangster
02-10-2006, 10:13 AM
The 50gl wing tanks were optional on the original but I don't think Oleg had a lot of time to do different loadouts so they became fixed.
As it is AI and it doesn't effect it's bomb load I think it's not such a big problem. I'd rather Oleg spends his time giving us a rocket load for the MkVI. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

AustinPowers_
02-10-2006, 10:37 AM
wtf.. it's always been shift+f1 for me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

p1ngu666
02-10-2006, 10:38 AM
and merlin 25's, and 25lb boost http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

yeah they where removeable, but they where used alot the time , they used to shuffle fuel about, from the droptanks into internal tanks.

they where dropped only in emergancies. later on they used the droptanks to hold camera's, first on the PR types, facing ahead, then on FB VI's. PR types where more vunrable to flak due to no guns, FBVI mossies would just fire back at the aa http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

if the droptanks are modeled then itll effect the speed, which is bad, otherwise there just a eyesore.

oh in the pacific they used droptanks, really big ones and hurri droptanks added on aswell http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif, plentiful supply of hurri tanks, but not other types. hurri tanks where also used for the first napalming, mossies will hopefully get napalm loadout too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

p1ngu666
02-10-2006, 10:40 AM
ctrl+f1 is no cockpit view http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

JG53Frankyboy
02-10-2006, 10:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by No601_prangster:
The 50gl wing tanks were optional on the original but I don't think Oleg had a lot of time to do different loadouts so they became fixed.
As it is AI and it doesn't effect it's bomb load I think it's not such a big problem. I'd rather Oleg spends his time giving us a rocket load for the MkVI. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

not that i have something against a rocketload for the Mosquito ! espacially if it comes with a boosted 1944 FB.MkVI version. it will be fantastic and wonderfull fit in the game with the given and comming maps !

but again the Fw190F8 Panzerblitz will be left behind - nothing than sad , sry ............

horseback
02-10-2006, 12:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RS.Wedge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
Ctrl + F1 to see the sight. Like German planes etc with the sight off centre. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the info.

Why are the sites off center in the first place on some of the planes? Is there a historical significance why you have to manually adjust the site (Ctrl + F1)on certain planes? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I believe it's actually Shift+F1, but I moved that command to a joystick button many moons ago, so i can't be positive about that...it is on the Controls Menu in-game though, as Toggle Gunsight.

Oleg's cockpit modeling provides for two points of view for the pilot: 'sitting' back and flying, and with his eye to the gunsight. In most cases, both points of view are centered level with the gunsight crosshairs.

On aircraft with the gunsight mounted centrally, i.e., most Allied types, the crosshairs will still be centered in the 'sitting back' point of view; you will just see more of the instrument panel and canopy framing, especially in the Wide field of view.

On aircraft with the gunsight mounted off center, as in the cases of the two primary German fighter series, the P-47 razorback versions and now, apparently, the Mosquito, the pilot's view is centered from above his seat in the 'sitting back' position, and the gunsight and crosshairs are offset until you select Shift+F1, moving the pilot's 'head' forward several inches and centering his view through the gunsight.

Hope this helps.

cheers

horseback