That didn't make sense to me: the B-17 is a massive bomber. I just looked it up, and the B-17's payload is 8,000 lbs. The Mosquito's is 3,000 lbs. Now, with drop tanks, the B-17's bomb load drops to 4,500 lbs, but a similar fuel overhead would apply to the Mosquito as well.
Originally Posted by loose nut
But most importantly, the Mosquito was very lightly armed, and not meant for deep penetration missions. The B-17 was literally a flying battleship.
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