Mosquito:- The Wooden Wonder
Spurned in concept by the Air Marshals, designed and built in secrecy at a moated manor house and flown out of an adjoining farm field, the de Havilland Mosquito was the most successful and versatile military aircraft of the Second World War.
Photographic reconnaissance aircraft, day fighter, night fighter, bomber, mine-layer, torpedo-bomber, pathfinder, tank-buster, submarine -smasher...the little Wooden Wonder, powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, starred in just about every possible role.
The prototype flew in November 1940 and very soon the Wooden Wonder - some 8,000 were built in Britain and Canada - was helping to make aces, and it was the one aircraft which pilots and navigators, who had already achieved recognition, demanded to crew.
This is one of my favourite books on the Mosquito . . . If you haven't already bought this book - do now! - THE MOSSIE
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