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DH.98 Mosquito
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Mosquito B Mk IV serial DK338 before delivery to 105 Squadron. This aircraft was used on several of 105 Squadron's low-altitude daylight bombing operations during 1943.
Role
  • Light bomber
  • Fighter-bomber
  • Night fighter
  • Maritime strike aircraft
  • photo-reconnaissance aircraft
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer de Havilland Aircraft Company
First flight 25 November 1940
Introduction 15 November 1941
Retired 1963
Status Retired
Primary users Royal Air Force
Produced 1940–1950
Number built 7,781
Unit cost £9,100 (1951)

The De Havilland Mosquito is a British aircraft from the World War II. The Mosquito was a successful design. Originally intended to be a bomber, the type was very fast, could fly a long way and carry heavy loads. Therefore, it was and it was adapted to a number of other roles such as fighter, night fighter, night intruder, attack, reconnaissance and pathfinder.

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