Aviation Historian 40
I.Thirsk, M.Packham - Would the real HR204 please stand up?
A rare colour photograph of another Standard Motors-built FB.VI, HP354, although this example was from an earlier batch. The FB.VI was fitted with a formidable armament of four 0-303in Browning machine-guns in the nose and four 20mm cannon in the belly beneath the cockpit, plus the ability to carry a meaningful bomb load.
Built as part of the same batch of 500 Mosquito FB.VIs as HR204 at the Standard Motors factory at Ansty, near Coventry, the fuselage of HR368 is prepared for completion. The FB.VI "intruder” variant first flew in June 1942, this adaptable fighter-bomber becoming the most numerous and widely used version of the Mosquito.