The Mosquito Story

The Mosquito Story

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The Mosquito was for many the perfect synthesis of power and beauty and arguably the most versatile of all Allied aircraft built during the Second World War. No one in authority would believe that a small, unarmed aircraft built almost entirely of wood and with a crew of just two could survive against the Luftwaffe by day and the Nachtjagd by night, but it was soon clear that de Havilland's faith in their idea was well founded. The prototype easily out-ran a Spitfire in tests and the Mosquito was ordered into mass production. Three times the Mosquito project was deleted from Britain's future military plans, only to fight its way into the air and turn in performance figures that left fellow aircraft behind and its critics dumbfounded. The rest, as they say, is history. Altogether, 7,781 examples of the 'Wooden Wonder' would be built in no less than 43 versions in Britain, Australia and Canada. Bomber, day fighter, night fighter, pathfinder, attack aircraft, trainer, reconnaissance aircraft - the Mosquito did it more

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  • Electronic book text | 128 pages
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • 0752485296
  • 9780752485294

About Martin W. Bowman

Martin W Bowman is the author of 76 books on military and commercial aviation as well as photographic books on a variety of subjects. He is a frequent contributor of photographs and articles for Flight International, Rolls-Royce Magazine, and Aeroplane Monthly. In 1999 he was appointed an offical researcher for DERA. His previous publications for The History Press include The Hercules Story and The Hunter more