Is the Mosquito the greatest warplane of all?

Discussion in 'Military Aviation' started by W.G.Ewald, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Sep 28, 2011
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    Good video embedded at link:

    Video: Is the Mosquito the greatest warplane of all? - Telegraph

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  3. nirranj

    nirranj Regular Member

    Jun 21, 2013
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    This ingenuity to make a aircraft with wood is what makes it a astonishing war plane, it demonstrates engineering might and a nations will to survive and overcome a mighty opponent.

    From Hermann Goring's words,

    "In 1940 I could at least fly as far as Glasgow in most of my aircraft, but not now! It makes me furious when I see the Mosquito. I turn green and yellow with envy. The British, who can afford aluminium better than we can, knock together a beautiful wooden aircraft that every piano factory over there is building, and they give it a speed which they have now increased yet again. What do you make of that? There is nothing the British do not have. They have the geniuses and we have the nincompoops. After the war is over I'm going to buy a British radio set - then at least I'll own something that has always worked"

    But the same Telegraph article points out the design weakness the Musquito had, the woods susceptibility to Rain and moist. This made many musquitos to crash in India.

    Is this the pioneer of multirole combat aircraft??
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