One of the first successful multi-role aircraft, the de Havilland Mosquito 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 during WWII.
Designed by Brian Taylor, this beautiful 1/8th scale, 2.057m (81”) wingspan model is a major but very rewarding project. The three sheet plan builds into a PR.XVI photo reconnaissance aircraft and details of the location of the camera ports are shown on the plan, as are details of how to make a scale retractable undercarriage. The model is of all-wood construction but moulded cockpit canopies, engine cowlings and undercarriage doors are available, as are metal propeller spinners. A laser-cut wood-pack is also available that contains most of the shaped wood parts needed such as fuselage formers and wing ribs. This saves a great deal of time in the build and ensures accuracy, but you will need to buy additional sheet and strip wood to complete the model, as well as all the hardware needed. The model was designed to be powered by twin four-stroke engines but experienced modellers have successfully converted 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.