Perhaps the very first successful multi-role aircraft, the Mosquito, or ‘Mossie’ to its crews, served as a low-to-medium altitude daytime tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, pathfinder, day or night fighter, fighter bomber, intruder, maritime strike aircraft and fast photo reconnaissance aircraft. It’s performance was so good that Luftwaffe pilots were said to be awarded two kills for each one that was shot down. Nevertheless, Mosquito crews had a much better chance of returning safely from missions over occupied Europe than those of other aircraft during the war.
This Mosquito builds into a very accurate 71” span, 1:9.15 scale replica of the iconic ‘Mossie’. Designed on well detailed plan sheets, showing working flaps and retracting undercarriage, plus a bomb release, this aircraft is of all wood construction and moulded accessories are available, along with a laser cut wood pack. It is powered by .25 – .40 cu. in. two stroke engines (or equivalent four strokes), but experienced modellers should be able to convert it to electric power (details not supplied, so please send us information if you make a successful EP version!) It is not suitable for beginners, either to plan building or model flying.