View Full Version : Mosquito undercarriage question.

12th Aug 2008, 21:17
What did the bent pipe/rod wrapping closely round the tyres do? To show what a numpty I am, I'm guessing that it was either a device to mitigate punctures, or a really odd way to transfer brake fluid from one side to tother?

12th Aug 2008, 22:03
Think you`ll find they are deflectors for the u/c doors as they retract/open.Think the Mossie had pneumatic brakes,and the pipes run down the back of the u/c legs.

13th Aug 2008, 08:17
Sycamore's got it in one. From 'Mosquito' by Bill Sweetman, illustrated by Rikyu Watanabe. ISBN 0 7106 0131 X


13th Aug 2008, 11:06
Brilliantly simple, just like the rest of my favourite aircraft.

Thanks chaps.