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De Havilland Mosquito

By Martin Bowman

ISBN: 9781861260758
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): July 1997
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280 x 220 mm
INSIDE: 160 black & white photographs

De Havilland's Mosquito is a legendary aeroplane. Conceived in 1938 as a high speed unarmed bomber, its adaptability saw it used as a nightfighter, bomber, photo-reconnaissance aeroplane, high speed courier aircraft, target marker and anti-shipping strike aircraft. Built mainly from wood, the design team produced a masterpiece.

This book tells the story of its design and development, its operational use with both the RAF and USAAF, and of its production in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Appendices list the many variants, production totals and nightfighter kills. Fully illustrated throughout with many rare and previously unpublished photographs, Mosquito is a fine record of a superb aeroplane.

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