- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Stand included.
- Retracted landing gear, fixed non spinning propellers, no pilot figure
- Measures Approximately: 6.5” L x 8.5” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors.
The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito is a British twin-engined, shoulder-winged multirole combat aircraft, introduced during the Second World War. Unusual in that its frame is constructed mostly of wood, it was nicknamed the "Wooden Wonder", or "Mossie". Lord Beaverbrook, Minister of Aircraft Production, nicknamed it "Freeman's Folly", alluding to Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Freeman, who defended Geoffrey de Havilland and his design concept against orders to scrap the project. In 1941, it was one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world.
Originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, the Mosquito's use evolved during the war into many roles, including low- to medium-altitude daytime tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, pathfinder, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, intruder, maritime strike, and photo-reconnaissance aircraft. It was also used by the British Overseas Airways Corporation as a fast transport to carry small, high-value cargo to and from neutral countries through enemy-controlled airspace.The crew of two, pilot and navigator, sat side by side. A single passenger could ride in the aircraft's bomb bay when necessary.
This model is a replica of a de Havalland Mosquito FB (Fighter Bomber) Mk IV #NS850 from No 418 “ City of Edmonton” Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). No 418 Squadron RCAF was Canada's highest-scoring squadron in World War II, in terms of both air-to-air and air-to-ground kills, and in terms of both day and night operations. The Squadron's most active period was 1944, when assigned to Intruder and Ranger sorties across occupied Europe. Mosquito NS850, crewed by Flt Lt Robert Kipp and Flt Lt Peter Huletsky, which on a day Ranger sortie on 14 April 1944 shot down two enemy aircraft over Denmark, destroying and damaging further aircraft on the ground.
This Mosquito Fighter Bomber is an excellent addition to your model aircraft collection