Mosquito

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  1. Clave

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    The de Havilland Mosquito entered service in 1941 and was a triumph of innovation, using a mostly wood construction to create a light fast bomber that could out-run enemy fighters.

    The Mosquito proved it's speed on it's first operation, when a PR version was able to leave three Bf-109s behind. The fighter, night-fighter, torpedo-bomber, fighter-bomber, and photo-recce versions were used by several air forces during and after WW2.

    The Mosquito was armed with 4 x 7.7mm machine guns and 4 x 20mm cannon (Fighter) and could also carry 4 x 500lb bombs (Bomber) or 2 x 250lb bombs (Fighter-Bomber)

    This example is a Mosquito B Nk IV of 105 Squadron RAF circa 1942.

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  2. Gnomey

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    Great work as usual Clave! Looking forward to the rest.
     
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    Well done Clave.

    That aircraft and crew had an unfortunate end on 30 Jan 1943 during a daring 3 ship raid on Berlin:

    Darling
     
  4. Clave

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    Thanks for that link - good to see the actual aircraft even if it came to a bad end.
     
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    Good stuff, Clave.
     
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    Mosquito B Mk IV of 1 PRU RAF 1942.

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    Mosquito B Mk IV of 105 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    Mosquito B Mk IV of 109 Squadron RAF 1943.

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    Mosquito B Mk IV of 139 Squadron RAF 1943.

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    Mosquito B Mk IV of 627 Squadron RAF 1944.

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    Mosquito B Mk IV of 692 Squadron RAF 1944.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of 1 Bomb Squadron RAAF 1945.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of 464 Squadron RAAF 1944.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of 418 Squadron RCAF 1944.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of the Czech Air Force 1947.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of the Dominican Republic Air Force 1948.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of GCI/6 French Air Force 1951.

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  9. Clave

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of 21 Squadron RAF 1945.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of 45 Squadron RAF 1945.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of 119 Squadron IDF 1951.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of 487 Squadron RNZAF 1943.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of 334 Skvadron Royal Norwegian Air Force 1949.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of the Taiwan (Chinese Republican) Air Force 1948.

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  10. Clave

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of the Turkish Air Force 1947.

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    Mosquito FB Mk VI of the Yugoslav Air Force 1951.

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    Mosquito NF Mk II of 23 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    Mosquito NF Mk II of 157 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    Mosquito NF Mk XIX (J30) of the Swedish Air Force 1950.

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    Mosquito PR Mk XVI of 544 Squadron RAF 1944.

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    Mosquito PR Mk XVI of the IDF 1956.

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    Mosquito PR Mk XVI of 60 Squadron SAAF 1946.

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    Mosquito PR Mk XVI of the 653rd Bomb Squadron USAAF 1945.

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    Great work Bill!
     
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    Good stuff and a great link to DZ367. Note the colour of the spinners, which appears to be Ocean Grey overpainted over the original Medium Sea Grey.
     
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    Wow, didn 't realise half of those countries operated the Mossies. What's the stroy with the yellow roundel centres on the SAAF example? Don't recall seeing those anywhere before...
     
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    MOST EXCELLENT WORK BILL!!!!!!!:notworthy: :cool: :thumbright: :headbang:
     
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    Seconded... :lol:
     
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    Excellent...there is just something about the Mossie....:D:D:D
     
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    :oops: What a c*nt I am...forgot to say that it's as usual, some outstanding work there mate! :oops:
     
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    I'm pretty pleased with this set, and thanks for the nice replies! 8)
     
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