Wooden Wonder

Spurned in concept by the Air Marshals, designed and built in secrecy at a moated manor house, and flown in an adjoining farm field, the de Havilland Mosquito became the most successful and versatile military aircraft of WWII. The “Wooden Wonder” starred in almost every possible role from photographic reconnaissance aircraft to day-or night-fighter to submarine smasher and more. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, it was the one aircraft which pilots and navigators demanded to crew. A comprehensive account.


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  1. Thank you, Pierre. We at The People’s Mosquito have just imported 6 tonnes of jigs for the wing and tail of the Mosquito from New Zealand, and our contractor, Retrotec Ltd, is starting to build a set of fuselage moulds. We will see a Mosquito built in Britain once more, and grace British skies! http://www.peoplesmosquito.org.uk

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