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  de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito PR.41 Mosquito Serial Number A52-319  
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Daniel Leahy 2001

Aircraft History
Built by DeHavilland Australia. Ordered as a Mosquito PR.40. Instead the aircraft was completed as a Mosquito PR.41.

During February 1948, delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Mosquito A52-210.

Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in February 1948 and assigned Serial Number A52-319.

In July 1953 the aircraft was sold to Capt James Woods who registered the aircraft as VH-WAD and nicknamed it "The Quokka". It was intended that the aircraft would be Capt Woods' entry in the 1953 London to New Zealand Air Race, though he was unable to get the sponsorship to do so.

Display
The aircraft is displayed above the entrance of Aircraft Hall at Australian War Memorial (AWM). It is the last surviving Australian-built Mosquito.

References
ADF Serials - Mosquito A52-210 / A52-319
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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January 31, 2018

 

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