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    Thread: only flying mosquito in the world

    1. Member NZTIGUAN's Avatar
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      09-30-2012 09:28 PM #1
      Hi

      thought the WWII enthusiasts would like to see this



      It's the only flying Mosquito in the World, has just been restored in NZ for an American owner.

      Cheers
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      10-01-2012 02:35 AM #2
      Damned cool.
      If it's not foggy
      and you have your fog lights on
      you are a doofus.
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      10-01-2012 08:45 AM #3
      If Im not mistaken their goal was also as close to 100% accuracy on the restoration as possible.
      What a wonderful sight and sound.

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      10-01-2012 11:06 AM #4
      Pardon my historical ignorance if I'm wrong, but wasn't it a Mosquito that took down the Bismark?

      Very cool to see one fly.
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      10-01-2012 11:23 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Bibs View Post
      Pardon my historical ignorance if I'm wrong, but wasn't it a Mosquito that took down the Bismark?

      Very cool to see one fly.
      swordfish bombers damaged it and it was later destroyed by British ships, I believe

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      10-01-2012 12:45 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by yz1337 View Post
      swordfish bombers damaged it and it was later destroyed by British ships, I believe
      Correct. Thanks.

      The destruction of Hood spurred a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy involving dozens of warships. Two days later, while heading for the relative safety of occupied France, Bismarck was attacked by Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal; one hit was scored that rendered the battleship's steering gear inoperable. The following morning, Bismarck was destroyed by a pair of British battleships. The cause of her sinking is disputed: some in the Royal Navy claim that torpedoes fired by the cruiser HMS Dorsetshire administered the fatal blow, while German survivors argue that they scuttled the ship. In June 1989, Robert Ballard discovered the wreck. Several other expeditions surveyed the remains seeking to document the ship's condition and to determine what sank her.
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      10-01-2012 01:29 PM #7
      *unawkward boner*
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      10-01-2012 06:22 PM #8
      That's downright sexy.
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    9. 10-01-2012 06:54 PM #9
      1:21 HEELLLLLLL YEEAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

      I LOVE it when these birds are brought back to life and flown! But it kills me when the really rare ones are crashed like this Super Corsair. Absolutely nothing against the pilot/restorer, but I'd be willing to bet that 99.99% of airshow spectators would be more than pleased just to watch ten or so flybys of that bird with no acro. For those not familiar with Race 74, it was saved from destruction by Walter Soplata, along with a bunch of other super rare warbirds, and was one of only 3 surviving Super Corsairs- two of which Bob restored.

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      10-02-2012 02:51 PM #10


      How could you not be blown away by the Wooden Wonder? Such a great plane. And ooohhhh.... dat sound.


      I used to play an online WWII flight sim called Aces High and the Saucy Mossy was one of my go to favorites.
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    11. 10-02-2012 06:02 PM #11
      Those sound like RR Merlins.
      Very sexy!

      Am I right or wrong about the engines?
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      10-02-2012 10:01 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by dubraycer36 View Post
      Those sound like RR Merlins.
      Very sexy!

      Am I right or wrong about the engines?
      You're right ................... and dere is TWO ob dem !!!!!!!!!!
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    14. 10-06-2012 11:20 PM #14
      Not sure if Weeks still has his but I remember our house being buzzed often by his glorious Mosquito in Miami.



      Video comments suggest it's in static display at Oshkosh. Pretty much the single greatest noise I have ever heard

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