Drawn up as a high speed, unarmed bomber, the twin engine De Havilland Mosquito fulfilled that role and so many more for the RAF and other Allied air forces during WWII, taking advantage of performance so astonishing it earned the aircraft its nickname: Wooden Wonder. (That, and the fact it was made largely of wood, in contrast to most of its contemporaries.) The FB Mk.VI fighter-bomber variant, which first appeared in the skies in Spring 1943, packed a punch with four 7.7mm nose-mounted machine guns and four powerful 20mm auto-cannons, plus the ability to carry four 500lb bombs. With around 2,700 produced it was the most prolifically manufactured Mosquito variant, and this high performance, multi-role aircraft was relied on to attack sensitive enemy targets such as SS facilities, V1 flying bomb sites, and munitions factories, taking advantage of its precision low-altitude bombing skills.
About the Model
This is a 1/32 scale plastic model assembly kit. Fuselage length: 394.5mm, wingspan: 515.5mm. 'The graceful, elegant lines of the Mosquito FB Mk.VI are captured with stunning accuracy. 'Rivets are expertly depicted on parts such as engine cowlings and ailerons. 'Flaps and elevators can be assembled in neutral or down positions. 'Choose between standard exhausts or those fitted with flame damper covers, plus standard or tropical filter engine cowling undersides. '2 different types of propeller blade parts are included. 'Fit wing undersurfaces with 500lb bombs or drop tanks.