More an acquired taste than a first-choice must-fly warbird for the majority of us, the Mosquito expands the limited hangars of DCS World War II with a British multirole twin engine fast aircraft.
I'm not going to lie to you: despite all you read and see in the official forums and see in the regular YouTube programming, this virtual airframe is twitchy and may take some time to master it. The problem is not the flight model but rather the physical dimensions of the controls the majority of us flex our pilotage muscles on. So, use curves for pitch and roll and adjust the sensitivity of your trim control as explained elsewhere. Just to trim the nose of my virtual Mosquito, I bought a trim-wheel. But I am digressing, let's get into the action.
In this mission that I created for practice, I'm leading a flight of two Mosquitos loaded with 4x 250 lb bombs. We have been ordered to attack one of the many rail supply points for the German 4th Army. This particular one is southwest of Calais, in the town of Rinxent.
Taking off from the Manston forward base in Kent, at 0630 sharp, was relatively uneventful. The 18 knt east wind forces us to some out of the ordinary rudder work. But we were airborne with ease, our left wing heavy as usual.
The flight plan was simple: fly towards the Dover Chain Home and turn southeast. A heading of 141 degrees would take us to the target area after 25 nautical miles of low level flight through the Channel, the beaches near Wissant and then into the rolling hills of Pas-de-Calais.
|The flight instruments of the Mosquito.|
|Flyby through the Chain Home at Dover. Starting to descend and turn southeast with a heading of 141 degrees.|
|My wingman doing a remarkable good job at staying low.|