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Thursday, December 4, 2014

De Havilland Mosquito - Monogram 1:48




FAST, LETHAL and WOODEN… 

The De Havilland Mosquito was one of the most versatile aircraft of WW2. Only the German JU-88 was considered to be equal to the Mosquito. This British twin-engine aircraft gained fame in WW2 of its unique wooden wings and fuselage and it was the all wooden construction which inspired the Press to give the nickname “Wooden Wonder”. The Mosquito was also known as “Mossie” to its crews. It served in a variety of roles with great success, as a night and day bomber, long range photo-reconnaissance, mine layer, pathfinder, high speed military transport, long range day and night fighter and fighter bomber. It was a really multi-purpose aircraft. It served in Europe, the Midle and Far East and on the Russian front. The first Mosquito flew in November 1940, production continued until 1947 and almost 7.781 were built.
Mosquito fighters accounted for 487 German aircraft during the war. Some of the most successful RAF pilots flew this type.