Mosquito Night Fighter XIII MM558, ME-E (Nicknamed “The Mighty ‘E’ the Second”) was to become Broody & Jack’s regular aircraft, replacing their Mk XII aircraft, HK227. She was built at Leavesden as one of a batch of 126 aircraft ordered for delivery between January and May 1944.
Much has been written about the de Havilland Mosquito, and I would never be able to do the marque full justice in this post – rather I will give an overview of the Mk XIII.
The MK XIIs previously used by the squadron were essentially MK II Night Fighters converted to house the Mk VIII Airbourne Interception radar. The next generation Mk XIIIs were the factory-built (ie not converted) variant, based on the FB VI (Basic) and fitted with Merlin 21, 23 or 25 engines (MM558 was fitted with…
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