Mosquito Bomber/Fighter-Bomber Units 1942-45

Mosquito Bomber/Fighter-Bomber Units 1942-45

by Martin Bowman, Chris Davey
     
 

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Truly an example of engineering ingenuity born out of the desperation of war, the legendary 'all-wooden' Mosquito was perhaps the best twin-engined fighter-bomber of its size to see action in World War II (1939-1945). The first bomber variant to enter service was the B Mk IV, initial examples of which were issued to No 2 Group's No 105 Sqn at Swanton Morley, in

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Truly an example of engineering ingenuity born out of the desperation of war, the legendary 'all-wooden' Mosquito was perhaps the best twin-engined fighter-bomber of its size to see action in World War II (1939-1945). The first bomber variant to enter service was the B Mk IV, initial examples of which were issued to No 2 Group's No 105 Sqn at Swanton Morley, in Norfolk, in November 1941. Considerably faster than the unit's previous Blenheim Mk IVs, powered by inline rather than radial engines, and made of wood instead of metal alloy, the Mosquito initially proved a challenging mount for both air and groundcrew alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855326903
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Combat Aircraft Series
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


Norwich-based Martin Bowman has written several volumes on the Mosquito, plus countless works on the USAAF.

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