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Sea Skeeters - 2/7/2013 8:04:19 PM   
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I think they would be awesome in the game....but I guess they were late to see action.

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Torpedo-bombersTo meet specification N.15/44 for a navalised Mosquito for Royal Navy use as a torpedo bomber, de Havilland produced a carrier-borne variant. A Mosquito FB.VI was modified as a prototype designated Sea Mosquito TR Mk 33 with folding wings, arrester hook, thimble nose radome, Merlin 25 engines with four-bladed propellers and a new oleo-pneumatic landing gear rather than the standard rubber-in-compression gear. An order for 100 TR.33s was placed although only 50 were built at Leavesden. Armament was four 20mm cannon, two 500 lb bombs in the bomb bay, (another two could be fitted under the wings) eight 60 lb rockets (four under each wing) and a standard torpedo under the fuselage. The first production TR.33 flew on 10 November 1945. This series was followed by six Sea Mosquito TR Mk 37s, which differed in having ASV Mk XIII radar instead of the TR.33's AN/APS-6.






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RE: Sea Skeeters - 2/7/2013 8:19:30 PM   
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It was a big aeroplane to put on RN carriers that were already too small.

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RE: Sea Skeeters - 2/7/2013 9:05:15 PM   
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Would the Malta Class been big enough, assuming they built it.

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