Air International 1983-01
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??? - Mosquito - De H's Beautiful Bomber /Warbirds/
The prototype in the same finish, but with the serial W4050 and the tail number "5" for the display of new warplanes put on for Sir Winston Churchill at Hatfield early in 1941.
Первый опытный бомбардировщик "Москито", ноябрь 1940 г.
The first of the Mosquito bombers, photographed at Hatfield in November 1940 when it bore manufacturer s serial E0234. Orthochromatic film makes the overall yellow finish appear dark.
The original Mosquito prototype, W4050, after it had been fitted late in 1942 with Merlin 77 two-speed, two-stage engines, with which it achieved a speed of 437 mph (703 km/h).
The elegant lines of the Mosquito displayed by B Mk IV Series 2s - "J-Johnny” of No 105 Squadron, the first RAF Bomber Command squadron to take the unarmed bomber into combat, in 1942.
The elegant lines of the Mosquito displayed by B Mk IV Series 2s - “E-Easy” of No 105 Squadron, the first RAF Bomber Command squadron to take the unarmed bomber into combat, in 1942.
View of a Mosquito B Mk IV (Special), DZ594, on air test from the A&AEE Boscombe Down in August 1943. With bulged bomb-bay to allow the carriage of a 4,000-lb (1816-kg) bomb, this variant entered service with No 692 Squadron in February 1944.
An early Mosquito B Mk IX with SCI (Smoke Curtain Installation) containers under the wings
Another view of a B Mk XVI, showing the bulged bomb-bay.
Первый канадский "Москито" XX, 24 сентября 1942 г.
The first Canadian Mosquito, KB300, which made its maiden flight on 24 September 1942. It was representative of the B Mk XX production version
The B Mk XX production version, an example of which is shown after arrival in the UK.
The Mosquito B Mk 25 was the major Canadian production version, differing from the Mk XX in having up-boosted Merlins. Many came to the UK to equip squadrons of the Light Night Striking Force.
A Mosquito B Mk 35, last of the UK-built bomber versions.
Post-war, some late-production Mosquito bombers were modified to serve with the RAF in other roles - for example this TT Mk 35 target-tug.
A few others were exported into private ownership, such as this example flown in Spain as EC-WKH by Capt Rudy Bay, who later founded the Spantax company.
De Havilland Mosquito B Mk XVI