61066 - De Havilland Mosquito B Mk.IV/PR Mk.IV Tamiya Scale 1/48

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61066 - De Havilland Mosquito B Mk.IV/PR Mk.IV Tamiya Scale 1/48

Scale: 1/48

Box Dim. 350 x 70 x 200 mm

Plastic kit to assemble and paint.

The De Havilland Mosquito is a British twin-engine multipurpose aircraft of a mixed structure, mainly made of wood, with a classic tail.

The flight of the prototype took place on November 25, 1940 and the first machines entered line units in July 1941. The machine was largely made of wooden elements, glued with casein glues and then with synthetic glues.

Thanks to this, the machine was very light and showed great aerodynamic properties. Interestingly, it also turned out to be quite resistant to anti-aircraft fire. For this reason, the Mosquito quickly earned the nickname "wooden miracles."

Two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines of different variants with a power range of 1460 km to 1680 km were used as propulsion.

During the war, a dozen versions of this successful aircraft were created. The most important of them are, among others, Mosquito PR.IX (reconnaissance version), B.IV series I and II (bomb version), F.II (fighter version), NF.II (night fighter with AI radar. IV), one of the most produced - FB .VI (fighter-bomber version). Mosquito aircraft performed numerous roles in the RAF, but the fighter-bomber and bomber versions were the most famous, making daring raids on German public facilities (e.g. police or Gestapo headquarters) in occupied Europe, often with surgical precision.

Technical data (Mosquito F. Mk.II): length: 13.57m, wingspan: 16.52m, height: 5.3m, maximum speed: 610km/h, climb speed: 8.8m/s, maximum range: 1500km , maximum ceiling 8,800m, armament: fixed - 4 7.7 mm machine guns and 4 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannons.

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