Views 55 Unique 45
Vote 18
Award Shortlist   

WWII Wooden Wonder

By GordonLack
The De Haviland Mosquito, lovingly known by its pilots as the Mossie was the RAFs first multi role aircraft. Made of wood and powered by 2 Rolls Royce Merlin engines, the Mosquito was the fastest piston engined aircraft of WWII. Some 7781 were built only 30 in the world surviving today. 3 restored and flying. This image show the Mosquito HJ711, part of the collection of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby, (home to the Lancaster "Just Jane") preparing for a taxy run during last Mondays (27/05/2019) event display. Aquired by East Kirkby in 2017 this aircraft will delight crowds with Taxy runs at future events although it is doubtful whether it will become airworthy at a future date.

Tags: Transport Aircraft Aviation Events Wwii Mosquito Aviation museum

Voters: goochian3, newbe2, mikecrowley and 15 more

Save up to 360 on selected ZEISS lenses!

Comments


RLF Plus
9 18 4 United Kingdom
29 May 2019 8:14AM
A rival to the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster.
What a smashing planeSmile
Rob

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
29 May 2019 11:45AM
Very goods re-enactment image Gordon, may have to visit some time.
Ron

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.