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HK MODELS 1/32 de Havilland Mosquito B Mk.VI Series II #01E15 by HK Model

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De Havilland Mosquito B Mk IV 1:32 HK Models KitThe de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito is a British multi-role combat aircraft with a two-man crew that served during and after the Second World War. It was one of few operational front-line aircraft of the era constructed almost entirely of wood and was nicknamed The Wooden Wonder. The Mosquito was also known affectionately as the Mossie to its crews. Originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber. the Mosquito was adapted to roles including 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 was also used by the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) as a fast transport to carry small high-value cargoes to. and from. neutral countries. through enemy-controlled airspace. A single passenger could be carried in the aircraft's bomb bay. which was adapted for the purpose.When production of the Mosquito began in 1941. it was one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world. Entering widespread service in 1942. the Mosquito was a high-speed. high-altitude photo-reconnaissance aircraft. continuing in this role throughout the war. From mid-1942 to mid-1943. Mosquito bombers flew high-speed. medium or low-altitude missions against factories. railways and other pinpoint targets in Germany and German-occupied Europe. From late 1943. Mosquito bombers were formed into the Light Night Strike Force and used as pathfinders for RAF Bomber Command's heavy-bomber raids. They were also used as nuisance bombers. often dropping Blockbuster bombs 4.000 lb (1.812 kg) cookies in high-altitude. high-speed raids that German night fighters were almost powerless to intercept.As a night fighter from mid-1942. the Mosquito intercepted Luftwaffe raids on the United Kingdom. notably defeating Operation Steinbock in 1944. Starting in July 1
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