De Havilland Mosquito: The Original Multirole Combat Aircraft

Philip J. Birtles

This book covers the creation, design, and development of the beloved Mosquito that was built in Britain, Canada, and Australia, followed by service during the Second World War in Britain, Europe and Asia. The Mosquito was initially designed as a twin Rolls-Royce Merlin-powered unarmed bomber with a crew of two and was constructed mainly of wood, w
Date Published :
February 2016
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
black and white photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781554944
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
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$52.00

Overview
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De Havilland Mosquito: The Original Multirole Combat Aircraft covers the creation, design and development of the beloved Mosquito that was built in Britain, Canada and Australia, followed by service during the Second World War in Britain, Europe and Asia. The Mosquito was initially designed as a twin Rolls-Royce Merlin-powered unarmed bomber with a crew of two and was constructed mainly of wood, which was a non-strategic material using unskilled labor. Included in its many additional roles were those of pathfinder, photo reconnaissance, night fighter, intruder, fighter bomber, electronic counter measures, naval operations and high-speed courier. This essential book features the experiences of designers, construction workers and aircrew. Also, it contains many original contemporary and previously unpublished photographs covering service with RAF squadrons and overseas air forces in its many varied roles. Appendices cover production, specifications of each variant, equipped RAF and RN units and details of surviving Mosquitos.

About The Author
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Philip Birtles started work at the de Havilland Aircraft Company in September 1957 as an engineering apprentice. Following completion of his training, he was appointed as John Cunningham’s PA, the famous Second World War night fighter ace. During the remainder of his career in the aerospace industry, he had a number of marketing positions until taking early retirement when Hatfield Aerodrome finally closed at the end of 1993. He spent over forty years as a trustee of the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre and has written over thirty-five books.

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