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De Havilland DH-98 Mosquito ExCC

The de Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito was a World War II multirole aircraft, made by the British de Havilland Aircraft Company.


The twin engine, double seat aircraft was made primarily from wood, and was successfully used during and after the War. Between 1940 and 1950, over 7,700 Mosquitos were built. Because of its high speed and high altitude performance, the German air defences were almost completely unable to combat the Mosquito. As well as Great Britain, the Mosquito was also used by the USA, Canada, Australia, China, New Zealand, South Africa, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Israel.


The aircraft was mainly made of wood, which, combined with it's excellent performance, resulted in the type receiving the nickname “Wooden Wonder”. The fuselage was made of two parts, which were equipped with their electronics and systems before assembling. The aircraft was powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines.