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de Havilland Mosquito - Fort William Airport by Hugh Peden, via Flickr

de Havilland Mosquito - Fort William Airport by Hugh Peden, via Flickr

deHavilland DH98 Mosquito, Oost Malle(Belgium)Air Show August 1993.All-wood Mosquito multi role a/c designed with war in mind. Powered by 2 Rolls-Royce Merlins,was ast as fighter & could carry payload of medium bomber.Flying high & fast,believed could perform without defensive armament. In a display of incredible foresight, deH constructed almost entirely out of balsa & plywood in case strategic metals scarce.Air Ministry originally rejected due to wooden construction.Wooden Wonder returned.

deHavilland DH98 Mosquito, Oost Malle(Belgium)Air Show August 1993.All-wood Mosquito multi role a/c designed with war in mind. Powered by 2 Rolls-Royce Merlins,was ast as fighter & could carry payload of medium bomber.Flying high & fast,believed could perform without defensive armament. In a display of incredible foresight, deH constructed almost entirely out of balsa & plywood in case strategic metals scarce.Air Ministry originally rejected due to wooden construction.Wooden Wonder returned.

Perfection made of wood.  Tell me this is not a Sexy Beast?

Perfection made of wood. Tell me this is not a Sexy Beast?

Image detail for -De Havilland DH-98 Mosquito TT.35 at the Imperial War Museums

Image detail for -De Havilland DH-98 Mosquito TT.35 at the Imperial War Museums

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