De Havilland Mosquito. A photo. Characteristics.
De Havilland Mosquito. A photo. Characteristics.

De Havilland Mosquito. A photo. Characteristics.


United Kingdom

A type: twin-engine fighter-bomber and photo reconnaissance aircraft

Crew: the pilot and navigator

It was built to replace the aging aircraft "Blenheim". The plane "Mosquito» (Mosquito) wooden airframe in 1938 was rejected by the Ministry of Aviation for this reason. The wooden structure of the aircraft to ensure its mass production after the war out of fear that the supply of light alloys from abroad would be disrupted. Order 50 aircraft was received in March 1 1940 years and prototype aircraft "Mosquito» (Mosquito) took to the skies eight months later.

The streamlined vehicle equipped with engines "Merlin", soon proved its worth during the flight tests, with maneuverability fighter and bomb load medium bomber. The first plane Mosquito, who are in a combat operation 20 September 1941, was photo-reconnaissance aircraft, while the Mk IV bombers began to come to the front two months later.

At that time, when the plane "Mosquito" began successfully used as a bomber, night fighter its modification, created based on the second prototype 1941 years has also left its mark. There were a large number of aircraft modifications, including "Mosquito" licensing of construction in Australia and Canada. In reality, it was built about 7781 aircraft and the latest modification of the aircraft remained in service in the Royal Air Force to 1961 years. Currently, only one plane "Mosquito" is contained in a state of airworthiness.

Aircraft performance characteristics:

full speed: 583 km / h


  • Length: 12,47 m
  • Wingspan: 16,51 m
  • Height: 4,65 m


The weight:

  • BLANK: 6486 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 10 115 kg


Basic data

Range of flight: 2655 km

Power point: two engines "Merlin" 113 / 114 of "Rolls-Royce"

Power: 3380 l. from. (2520 kW)

Date of first flight:

  • November 25, 1940


The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • In 35

Right: After the disaster in 1996, the aircraft TIII owned company "British Aerospace", the only plane "Mosquito" in a state of airworthiness, is rarely fly in 35 from a museum Weeks Air Museum, which is currently provided for the exhibition of the Museum Association of experimental of aircraft in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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