Thread: De Havilland Mosquito
01-23-2013, 04:55 AM #1
De Havilland Mosquito
Nicknamed the wooden wonder the Mosquito was the fastest piston engine fighter aircraft of WWII.
This aircraft was built in 1945 in Canada and took over seven years to restore to flying condition. I have always loved the shape and sound of the Spitfire but after seeing the Mosquito up close I may have to change my mind...
Thanks for looking.
Last edited by Minicooper; 01-23-2013 at 05:34 AM.
01-23-2013, 05:16 AM #2
Nice pictures but I have a minor quibble. If you're talking propellor planes, the Mustang was faster at 437 mph. If you're talking fighter planes in WWII, the Me-262 had them all beat (being a jet and all).
And do they fly these to New Zealand or is there a group that restores them there? If the latter, I'm jealous....
01-23-2013, 05:55 AM #3
01-23-2013, 01:20 PM #4Just enjoyin' life!
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Perhaps, when talking about great propeller planes, the P-38 might rank among them also.
01-23-2013, 07:16 PM #5
01-24-2013, 04:37 AM #6
This is one of my favorite fighters from World War II, So streamlined and made almost entirely of wood, you really have to appreciate its design! It really was an amazing machine! Able to do mostly everything from reconnaissance (Yay photos!!) to a night bomber role .
Clearly it was a beast!~ Nikon D3200 ~
01-24-2013, 05:42 AM #7
Very nicely captured!Nikon D600 | D90 | Sony NEX-3
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01-25-2013, 07:27 AM #8