De Havilland Mosquito.

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  1. GT

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    Here's some Mosquito pictures for you:
     

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    Good info and nice pics.
     
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    Here are a couple of shots that may be of interest. Note the Observer's seat is more correctly described as a cushion on the Wing Spar and very cramped. This was a bomber version, where they put all the radar equipment for the observer in the NF version I have no idea.
    The Pilots seat is quite comfortable and the view excellent.
     

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    Henschel Hs 127
    http://mitglied.lycos.de/lastdingo/
    This Luftwaffe prototype resembles the Mosquito was based on the same idea of a fast multi-role aircraft, and flew in 1937 or 1938.
     
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    Great choice of topic GT !!!....and some great shots of 'em too, plan_D...

    I don't believe Mossies were used in great quantity in the PTO, mainly due to their wooden construction moulding, and it's adhesive glue separating in the tropical conditions. But the Aussies got to manufacturing some of them and were the main users of them down this end of the PTO, and there were some used up around Burma too, but they were never designed for tropical climates, although they did sterling work, particuarly reconnaissance work in the MTO during the War. I believe Beaufighters were more suitable in the tropical role, which the Aussies used also. - NZ had a bunch of Mossies post-war, and we can credit this aircraft for it's Land Survey work in Australasia during that period....

    You can check these sites out for Mosquitos.... www.geocities.com/cacmossies/ www.integration.co.nz/aviation/ www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/aviation.html

    Needless to say, I've always found the Mosquito the most amazing aircraft ever built, historically;... - in it's unique construction / how quick it was created / the actual timing of it's entry into the War / it's incredible versatility and variants / destructive capability / economy [two men, two engines, four pairs of eyes, 4000lbs of bombs] / it's range / it's ease of repairability / it's overall contribution to the Allies' success / it's postwar popularity and deterrent value,... etc. etc......
    I like alot of other aircraft, but for some imfathomable reason, I just love the Mosquito..................................
     

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    I think I have a whole two more pictures! Oh yeah - and one I took in Duxford .. :lol:
     

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    Nice shot there, d!
     
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    I don't know Glider, that seat looks like a slipped disk waiting to happen, but then again you brits did invent the Minicooper! ;) :lol:
     
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    Yeah - it's good bein' tall - I can get above all the dwarves to get my shots.
     
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    FJ. Just hope my wife doesn't see your posting, she loves her Mini Cooper and I don't care how big or ugly you are, my money is on the wife.
     
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    Here is an old photo of the Mossie with 3 x B25. Its 10 years old so forgive the quality. Sadly for some reason I didn't get any close ups.

    In case your wondering she crashed a couple of months later killing the crew
     

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    PS - Nice Pic!
     
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    Must Stop Drooling........
     
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    Here are some RAAF Mossies.
     

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    nice finds..........
     
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