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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

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RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
29 May 2019 8:14AM
A rival to the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster.
What a smashing planeSmile
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
29 May 2019 11:45AM
Very goods re-enactment image Gordon, may have to visit some time.

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