De Havilland Mosquito

De Havilland Mosquito

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De Havilland's Mosquito is a legendary airplane. Conceived in 1938 as a high speed unarmed bomber, its adaptability saw it used as a nightfighter, bomber photoreconnaissance airplane, high speed courier aircraft, target marker and anti-shipping strike aircraft. Built mainly from wood, the design team produced a masterpiece.In the summer of 1944 the opportunity came, when Light Weather Squadron PR. ... Since the weather was good, I could check against both Gee and pilotage, finding good agreement between the fixes. ... The next burst was in and around the right engine and we were on fire. ... second 8th AF Frantic shuttle mission, August 1944, and were shot down by a P-51D Mustang of the 357th FG while returninganbsp;...

Title:De Havilland Mosquito
Author:Martin W. Bowman
Publisher:Crowood Press - 2005


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