Striking by Night
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 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