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Discovery of lost WW2 Mosquito plans will allow 'Wooden Wonder' to fly againA Second World War De Havilland Mosquito restored at Ardmore Airfield in Auckland, New Zealand for owner Gerald Yagen, only one of three in existence. (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...
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Remember those Yellow Jacket boats.Learned to water ski behind one in the 50s. Had a Whopping 35 horse Evinrude for power.
The FHCAM at PAE north of Seattle just introduced their Mossie this summer. Schweeet!
Wood was used due to the shortage of aluminum and the 400 or so woodworking shops well dispersed around London to minimize production interruption due to bombing damage. As I recall, the airframe had only 3-400 pounds of metal. Nice video about a versatile classic.
Read Terror in the Starboard Seat by McIntosh. Very funny and interesting.
Glad to see someone was paying attention to the "rubbish", saved the plans and therefore saved the plane.
I saw Kermit Weeks Mosquito in Miami in the 80's. He had a Museum at Tamaimi airport and would take the planes up for a spin on members day. Fond memories of those twin Merlins when he did the low pass. He would also let you crawl around inside the aircraft. Dear old dad was a navigator in the RCAF and flew in one for Coastal Command in England during the war