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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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Maybe in time, we will once again see a mosquito formation that is not in our back yard.
Armament depended on variant. They could be armed with guns (.303 inch machine guns, 20mm cannon or both), bombs (various), 60lb unguided rockets (four under each wing) and torpedoes. Some were equipped with a 6-pounder (57mm) quick-firing gun for anti-shipping use. Night-fighters carried Airborne Interception radar sets. One aircraft was fitted with a 3.7 inch (96mm) anti-aircraft gun for use against tanks but was never used operationally.
Watched a De Havilland video of those exclusively carrying the 6-pounders. Dunno how "fast" they were, as SOMETHING was chasing them—and had them scared!
Yes one of the warbirds that makes the fur on you back stand up. Second NZ one underway will be awesome to see it.
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
Remember those Yellow Jacket boats.Learned to water ski behind one in the 50s. Had a Whopping 35 horse Evinrude for power.