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  RAF De Havilland Mosquito T.111 Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft - No. 58 Squadron, Benson, Oxfordshire, 1946 (1:48 Scale)
RAF De Havilland Mosquito T.111 Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft - No. 58 Squadron, Benson, Oxfordshire, 1946

Armour Collection RAF De Havilland Mosquito T.111 Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft - No. 58 Squadron, Benson, Oxfordshire, 1946




 
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Armour Collection B11E744 RAF De Havilland Mosquito T.111 Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft - No. 58 Squadron, Benson, Oxfordshire, 1946 (1:48 Scale) "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, commenting on the British airmen in the Battle of Britain

The "Mossie," as it was known affectionately by its British crews, was both simple in construction and design. It was a twin engine, single boom aircraft that placed the pilot and navigator in a side-by-side sitting configuration. The Mosquito was one of the most cost effective aircraft ever built because it was constructed out of wood. Balsa was used for the plywood skin, Sitka spruce from Alaska and British Columbia for the wing spars, and Douglas Fir stringers and birch and ash for the longitudinal pieces. These were all held together with glue and wood screws. The result was an airplane that was easy to maintain, tolerant of battle damage, and simple to patch. It was faster than the Spitfire, flew higher than almost any other aircraft, and carried tremendous firepower over great distances. The bomber version operated with relative impunity over Germany til the end of the war, because the Luftwaffe never had a nightfighter fast enough to intercept it. Interestingly, the nightfighter versions of the Mosquito remained in production until 1947, two years after the war in Europe had ended.

This particular 1:48 scale replica of a Mosquito Mk. VI was flown by the RAF's No. 58 Squadron then deployed to Benson, Oxfordshire during 1946. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 10 inches
Wingspan: 14 inches

Release Date: February 2008

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Fixed lowered landing gear
  • Plexiglass canopy
  • Spinning propellers
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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