De Havilland Mosquito

This De Havilland  Mosquito was on display at RAF Cosford.

The de Havilland Mosquito was a British twin-engine, shoulder-winged, multirole combat aircraft that was introduced during World War II. It was unusual in that its frame was constructed mostly of wood, which made it faster and more manoeuvrable than other aircraft of its time. The Mosquito was nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder” and was one of the most successful aircraft of the war.

Films starring the Mosquito.

633 SquadronA WWII Royal Air Force squadrom prepare for an important and dangerous mission…to demolish a Nazi-run munitions factory deep in the fjords of Norway–an installation which is a source of fuel for German rocket-launching. Based on the novel by Frederick E. Smith.

Mosquito SquadronQuint Munroe loses his oldest friend, Squadron Leader David Scott on a mission to destroy a group of German V-1 launchers, and Quint must break the news to his wife Beth, with whom Quint had once been involved.

The Mosquito was originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, but its speed and agility made it ideal for a variety of other roles. It was used as a low- to medium-altitude daytime tactical bomber, a high-altitude night bomber, a pathfinder, a day or night fighter, a fighter-bomber, an intruder, a maritime strike aircraft, and a 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.

The Mosquito was a highly versatile aircraft that was used in a wide variety of roles. Its speed, agility, and range made it an ideal aircraft for a variety of missions. The Mosquito was a major factor in the Allied victory in World War II and is considered to be one of the most successful aircraft of all time.

More photographs of the Mosquito at RAF Cosford.

The De Havilland Mosquito B35 at RAF London.

Buy the Airfix A04023 de Havilland Mosquito model kit.

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