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

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