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de Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito

First designed in 1938, the Mosquito was delayed by Air Ministry disinterest.  It wasn't until World War II had begun that work began on the Mosquito in earnest.

The Mosquito was designed as a high-speed unarmed bomber or reconnaissance aircraft using wood construction to save on strategic resources.  Performing as advertised, the D.H.98 was used as a medium bomber, fighter-bomber, night fighter and reconnaissance aircraft.

The Mosquito continued to be used in the immediate post-war years.  Almost 7,800 were built.

     
Specifications (FB.Mk VI)

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Type: Medium Bomber
Engines: two 1,620 hp (1208 kW) Rolls-Royce Merlin 25 piston engines
D.H.98: company designation
F-8: U.S. Army photo reconnaissance designation
     

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