Tamiya 61062 De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II Aircraft kit 1/48
Tamiya 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II Aircraft kit 61062
The wooden wonder, Tamiys brings you 61062 a 1/48th plastic kit of the De Havilland Mosquito a famous fighter bomber of Word War2 and seen in the films 633 Squadron and Mosquito Squadron.
Glue and paints are required
The De Havilland Mosquito was designed in 1939 as a high-speed fighter bomber. Two Rolls Royce Merlin engines were selected as the source of power and wood was used as the main material for fuselage, metal being used only at the periphery of the engine and the landing gear. At first, the Air Ministry was unsure about adopting the Mosquito because of its construction and wooden lack of machine guns.However the Mosquito made a maiden flight with a maximum speed of 630km when the Spitfire was slower with a maximum 580km at the time. Therefore a lot of Mosquitoes were suddenly requested. After many types of the Mosquito were produced, Night-Fighter Mk. II armed with 7.7mm machine guns on its nose and A.I.Mk.IV radar made an appearance. This Mosquito brought its ability into full play in attacking an airfield and intercepting raiding bombers. Also Fighting-Bomber Mk.VI armed with four of 225kg bombs and eight of rocket bombs was arranged as the actual fighting in Mar. 1943. This type played havoc with the land forces, the battleships and the U-boat.
Furthermore it was active in attacking the railroad and its bridge at Burmese front line, giving a blow to the Japanese army. The Mosquito’s wooden structure was strong against being shot, therefore it held an established position from the pilots with the special mission.