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The deHavilland Mosquito

The deHavilland Mosquito

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{detailed description}Conceived as an unarmed wooden bomber at a time when all official thinking viewed such a concept with disfavour, the de Havilland Mosquito went on to become one of the most successful combat aircraft of World War II. Its exploits in such famous raids as the attack on Amiens prison in February 1944 and on the Gestapo HQ in the Hague and Copenhagen made it a symbol of hope for occupied Europe. It had too the lowest loss rate of any Bomber Command plane on operations; but it excelled in a multiplicity of roles — day and night fighter, intruder, fighter-bomber, photo-reconnaissance, dual-control trainer and improvised airliner. Long before the term 'weapon system' gained currency in military terminology, the Mosquito was proving itself to be just that.
With over a hundred photographs and diagrams, the author traces the aircraft's development in all its versions, including a host of 'one-off' variants made for experimental jobs and trial installations for radar, bombing aids, armament and the like. The 'Mossie's' operational career is also described in detail and so is its post-war service in foreign air forces and on non-military service. The last role included gust research for BEA, acting as a test bed for a Swiss turbofan and commercial air survey work from Libya to Argentina and air-racing in the United States.
It was a great plane with a history that makes a fascinating story.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by M. J. Hardy
published by David and Charles 1977 1st edn. 128pp profusely illustrated, index, appendix, bibliography 18x25
{condition}fine in fine d/j.
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