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DeHavilland Mosquito FB Mk VI

Scale 1:33
Author: Lukasz Fuczek
File Size:  31.8Mb
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DeHavilland Mosquito FB Mk VI
305 Squadron RAF (Polish), Lasham, Spring 1944
S/Ldr Boleslaw Orlinski and F/Lt Jan Lemieszonek

Price $16.00

Model # 088

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Technical data:
  Length 12.44 m    
  Span 16.51 m    
  Engine 2 x Rolls Royce Merlin liquid cooled engine, 1,635hp
  Max Speed 595 km/h    
  Armament 4 x 20mm Hispano Mk. II cannons, 4 x 7.7mm Browning machine guns, 2 x 110kg bombs or 1 x 230kg bomb
  Crew 2    

    When production of the Mosquito began in 1941, it was one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world.  Entering widespread service in 1942, the Mosquito was a high-speed, high-altitude photo-reconnaissance aircraft, continuing in this role throughout the war. From mid-1942 to mid-1943, Mosquito bombers flew high-speed, medium or low-altitude missions against factories, railways and other pinpoint targets in Germany and German-occupied Europe.  As a fighter-bomber in the Second Tactical Air Force, the Mosquito took part in "special raids", such as the attack on Amiens Prison in early 1944, and in precision attacks against Gestapo or German intelligence and security forces. Second Tactical Air Force Mosquito supported the British Army during the 1944 Normandy Campaign. - Wikipedia

   Model built and photographed by Wojciech Pietrzykowski (Ceva) - used with permission.

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