de Havilland Mosquito

A versatile aircraft, the Mosquito proved a remarkable fast unarmed bomber, capable of carrying a sizeable bomb load. It proved particularly useful as a precision bomber and with the Pathfinder Force; only Lancasters dropped more target indicator bombs during the war. A Mosquito is displayed in the Memorial’s Aircraft Hall.

de Havilland DH 98 Mosquito B Mk XVI

de Havilland DH 98 Mosquito B Mk XVI
Wingspan 16.51 metres
Length 12.45 metres
Engines Two Rolls Royce Merlin 72 engines of 1,680 horsepower
Armament Up to 1,814 kilograms of bombs
Crew Two

AWM UK1290A Mosquito aircraft of No.464 Squadron RAAF at RAF station Gravesend, starting up preparatory to an operational sortie over enemy territory. UK1290