de Havilland Mosquito
The de Havilland Mosquito was a British combat aircraft that excelled in a number of roles during the Second World War. Originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, uses of the Mosquito included: low to medium altitude daytime tactical bomber, high altitude night bomber, pathfinder, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, intruder, maritime strike and photo reconnaissance aircraft.
Mosquito production was 7,781 of (6,710 were built during the war). De Havilland accounted for 5,007 aircraft built in three factories in the United Kingdom. Mosquitos were also built by Airspeed Ltd, Percival Aircraft Company and Standard Motors. The Canadian and Australian arms of de Havilland produced 1,134 and 212 aircraft respectively.
Crew Two (Pilot, navigator/observer/bombardier)
Engines Two Rolls-Royce Merlin 76/77 (left/right) liquid-cooled V12 engine, 1,710 hp
Span 54 ft 2 in (16.52 m)
Length 44 ft 6 in (13.57 m)
Height 17 ft 5 in (5.3 m)
Maximum Speed 415 mph
Range 1,500 miles
Armament 4 × 20 mm and 4 × .303 machine guns in the nose
Bombload 4,000 lb (1 800 kg)