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De Havilland DH 98 T. Mk. III Mosquito

United Kingdom, light bomber/strike fighter

The DH 98 Mosquito took off for the first time on November 24, 1940. The fuselage and wings of this aircraft were made from wooden materials and plywood. The idea was to make it as light as possible and to save on expensive metals at a time when the outbreak of World War II was imminent. The Mosquito was designed as a reconnaissance plane, fighter, bomber and fighter-bomber.

During World War II, B-Flight of the Norwegian 333 Squadron, was equipped with Mosquitos, for the most part Mk. VI fighter-bombers. Their operations included reconnaissance and attacks on shipping along the coast of Norway, together with U-boat hunts using depth charges, and convoy escort duty. The last Mosquito flight in Norway took place on April 21, 1952.





 

TECHNICAL DATA:

De Havilland DH 98 T. Mk. III Mosquito

LENGTH: 12,4 m

WINGSPAN: 16,5 m

HEIGHT: 3,8 m

MAX T/O WEIGHT: 9900 kg

MAX SPEED: 612 km/t

CEILING: 10370 m

RANGE: 3300 km

POWERPLANT: 2 RR Merlin 21, 2x1460 Hk

LOAD (F.B. Mk. VI): four 20 mm Hispano canons, four 303 MG, 250 kg bombs or rockets