The de Havilland Mosquito is a British twin-engined, shoulder-winged, multirole combat aircraft, introduced during the Second World War. This Mosquito was at RAF Cosford.
Unusual in that its frame was constructed mostly of wood, it was nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder”. Originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, the Mosquito’s use evolved during the war into many roles, including low- to medium-altitude daytime tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, pathfinder, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, intruder, maritime strike, and photo-reconnaissance aircraft. It was also used by the British Overseas Airways Corporation as a fast transport to carry small, high-value cargo to and from neutral countries through enemy-controlled airspace.
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