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4 hours ago, razo+r said:

No we don't.

 

But I'm really hoping they will be. Going to need all the extra speed we can get I think!

 

I recall Bozon mentioning that there were more MkVI's made with Merlin 25's than with the different less powerful engine (can't remember which Merlin model it was now) that was fitted to the MkVI's so hopefully ED will give us the more common version with the Merlin 25's. 🙂


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The first few Mk.VI used Merlin Mk 21/23. 

 

Even these aircraft could have been replaced with Mk 25's. 


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On 5/31/2021 at 11:55 PM, Krupi said:

The first few Mk.VI used Merlin Mk 21/23. 

 

Even these aircraft could have been replaced with Mk 25's. 

 

I don’t know exactly, but I believe that FB.VI was intended to use Merlin 25s from the start and it was simply an issue with their availability around May 1943, when FB.VIs started operations. I may be wrong though.


There was a pressure to deliver FB.VIs ASAP, so to avoid delays, the first few batches used the Merlin 23s, and then switched to 25s. Since this change was only a minor effort, some of those with Merlin 23s were likely converted to 25s on the field some time later - since this would be done at the unit level and not through an order from above / de Havilland, it is difficult to find a source for this.

 

By June 1944 and till the end, practically all operational FB.VIs were equipped with the 25s, so this is what we should get.

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9 hours ago, Bozon said:

I don’t know exactly, but I believe that FB.VI was intended to use Merlin 25s from the start and it was simply an issue with their availability around May 1943, when FB.VIs started operations. I may be wrong though.


There was a pressure to deliver FB.VIs ASAP, so to avoid delays, the first few batches used the Merlin 23s, and then switched to 25s. Since this change was only a minor effort, some of those with Merlin 23s were likely converted to 25s on the field some time later - since this would be done at the unit level and not through an order from above / de Havilland, it is difficult to find a source for this.

 

By June 1944 and till the end, practically all operational FB.VIs were equipped with the 25s, so this is what we should get.

 

Unfortunately this is DCS WWII, what we should get and what we do get is a "?" 😅

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