De Havilland Mosquito (JC)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

De Havilland Mosquito (JC)

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location:
Arch Two , Area 16
Bleriot to Concorde (display)
Shelf 2


A black built and painted plastic kit model of a WW2 de Havilland Mosquito.

From the Jeremy Collins collection.

History

A multi-role combat aircraft, originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, the Mosquito would take on the roles of a tactical bomber, high-alitude night bomber, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, maritime strike aircraft, intruder and fast photo-reconaissance craft. It was notable for being one of few operational frontline aircraft of the Second World War to be constructed almost enirely out of wood, and when it entered production it was one of the fastest aircraft in the world. 7,781 were produced between 1940 and 1950.

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