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    The boost guages read 18lb at max boost and its speed is in the region of 345/350 mph at sea level. I know its meant to be a series I Merlin 23 engined variant but if it was a Merlin 25 engined Mosquito how much faster would it be?
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    p1ngu666's Avatar Senior Member
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    a **** one . post war ammo loads (half). numous sources ill dig up say 360+ on ops was the average at sea level/very low level. and i doubt its because the speedo is wrong, as they where nearly always on time to target/waypoints to the second/minute
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    re the ammo load i have read 300 rounds per 20mm cannon. where did Oleg get the extra ammo loadout from if he modelled default load out as half ? Extra ammo only has an extra 25 shells per 20 mm.
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    its based off postwar ammo loadouts, aka peace time where there isnt a bunch of things to shoot and lets be extra safe.

    think a full load was 283cannon and 1000303 (per gun)











    just the stuff i have on my crappy uploadit :\
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    It is a Merlin 25 powered MkVI FB variant. Performance for 18lbs is about correct.
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    "What kind of Mosquito do we actually have in IL2?"
    The one that sucks the most? I dunno....
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    A slow one.

    Be sure.
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    in a scenario versus Bf109F-4, Fw190A-4, Bf110G-2, Fw190A-4, Mc202 it is ok.
    later on, and AFAIK the FB.VI Mosquito is a plane for 1943 on , its "proplematic" because always there are enemy fighters over the targetarea who know already you are comming - on the typical Dogffightserver/COOP mission.........

    a later, higher performing Mosquito FB.VI would have made actually realy more sense for the game
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    MB_Avro_UK's Avatar Senior Member
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    Hey P1ngu666,

    Great post

    And the Mosquito Museum at Hatfield UK is the best!

    Best Regards,
    MB_Avro.
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    Our Mossie makes 347 mph on the deck and 360 mph at low alt max.

    So if I am not mistaken the only 1942 fighter able to catch her without altitude advantage would be the Fw 190A-4 and even that only by a very small margin.

    I'd also like to point out that a combat trial report states "600 rounds 20mm, which could be increased to 700".

    So what's so bad about the Mossie?
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