De Havilland Mosquito

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DH.98 Mosquito
Mosquito B Mk IV serial DK338 before delivery to 105 Squadron. This aircraft was used on several of 105 Squadron's low-altitude daylight bombing operations during 1943.
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer de Havilland Aircraft Company
First flight 25 November 1940[1]
Introduction 15 November 1941[2]
Retired 1963
Status Retired
Primary users Royal Air Force
Produced 1940–1950
Number built 7,781[3]
Unit cost
£9,100 (1951) [4]

The De Havilland Mosquito is a British aircraft from the World War II. The Mosquito was a successful design. Originally intended to be a bomber, the type was very fast, could fly a long way and carry heavy loads. Therefore, it was and it was adapted to a number of other roles such as fighter, night fighter, night intruder, attack, reconnaissance and pathfinder.

References[change | change source]

  1. Bowman 2005, p. 8.
  2. "RAF - RAF Timeline 1941". Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  3. Bowman 2005, p. 163.
  4. Hartley, Keith (2014-11-28). The Political Economy of Aerospace Industries: A Key Driver of Growth and International Competitiveness?. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78254-496-8.