For those of you who can’t get enough of Mosquitos…

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Mosquito Bites

Fancy yourself at the controls of Military Aviation Museum’s DH98 Mosquito FB Mk.26?

Come on up... looking through the crew door of a Mosquito Mk.XIII NF (Night Fighter), from February 1945. (AWM SUK13768) Come on up… looking through the crew door of a Mosquito Mk.XIII NF (Night Fighter), from February 1945. (AWM SUK13768)

I don’t know; maybe if Jerry Yagen was super-impressed by your glass-smooth arrival at Osh Kosh or something. Anyway, it would certainly be a priceless opportunity, even if the Timber Terror is reputed to have a nastier bite than its malarial six-legged namesake.

But back when KA-114 was brand new, vast numbers of Mosquitoes (de Havilland ones) were serving in a world war that would claim over 53 million souls. That meant attitudes around high performance combat aircraft were a lot more sanguine than they are today. In fact “losing a few” was pretty much seen as the price of doing business.

So when an RAF Test Pilot* shared his impressions of the big twin’s…

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