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Mosquito The War File DvD
on 11 June 2011
I love the Mosquito, It's a beautiful aircraft with a rich history in every guise it took in combat.
So i bought this film on reading previous reviews, Expecting a plethora of details, How it was made, It's combat specs, Description of it's combat loadings and how it was used during the war, What the pilots thought of it, Possibly some mission specifics in it's many roles ie Ammiens prison raid, The Gestapo headquarters raid in Holland etc, An excelent narration that complimented and guided you through the film.
What you actualy get is a mish mash of footage of various marks of aircraft, A lot of modern cockpit footage of a pilot fiddling with his map pocket on his boot sitting in a Mosquito cockpit. Some constructional footage of it being made in the factory and a few snippets of pre flight briefings. A few shots of an aircraft bombing a building, But not sure if it was a Mosquito actualy dropping the bombs. A quick over view of its Recon role which says it took a photo of a German V2 bunker from almost ground level, The photo was actualy taken by a PR Spitfire.
The narration is also very poor, In 47 minutes of footage, You get aproximately 17 minutes of narration, The rest of the time your left looking at footage of mosquito aircraft flying with no idea how it's linked to anything.
There are no tech details of the aircraft except being told, It has a wingspan of around 51 foot, Its about 17 foot high and about 42 foot long, Top speed above 400 mph and a service ceiling of about 3-4 miles with a Bomb load combat range of about 1500 miles and thats it ??????
This is a very poorly thought out film, It looks as if `I` had collected some old footage, Did a quick editing to stitch it together, Added some commentary as an after thought and have no idea what i am talking about.
If you just want to see pictures of a Mosquito in flight, This is ok, If you want to know it's History and its capabilities, Forget it, Find a mosquito book and read that instead.
I feel ripped off it's as simple as that.