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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
    (2054 items)

    The second of a pair of Bachmann Mini-Planes that I bought for $5 each. The other being the Ford Tri-Motor. The box is in rough shape on this one but the plane is mint. This is from the 1970s. I used to buy these along with Airfix soldiers.
    This model is the bomber version of the famed Mosquito plane used by the RAF in WWII. It has a pair of bombs slung under the wings. The real one also had a bomb bay.
    And speaking of the real one it was known for being made out of wood. It was light and fast and could keep itself out of trouble but out flying the fighters. With a crew of two it had a pilot and bombardier. There was no defensive armament, just bombs.

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    1. NevadaBlades, 3 years ago
      I can just picture it:

      "Sir, we're completely surrounded by enemy planes!"

      "Ah, jolly good, Stevens. Let's use our pistols, then. And when we get back home, how about a nice spot o' tea, eh?" [;>)))))
    2. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much NevadaBlades.
      I say, rather.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      mikelv85
      racer4four
      GeodeJem
      trgnbaugh
      NevadaBlades
      catburglar
      AzTom
      blunderbuss2
      vetraio50
      ho2cultcha
      ttomtucker
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      kerry10456
      brunswick
    5. NevadaBlades, 3 years ago
      Even with its superior speed, without armament, I imagine they must have lost quite a few of these planes, no?
    6. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Apparently losses were fairly low, much lower than the Lancaster. They tended to go in low under the radar. They were fairly accurate in their bombing too. They were not large scale raids though.
      There was a fighter version with 4 .303 machine guns and 4 20mm cannon.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you antiquerose.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      Trey
      petey
      SEAN68

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