Was the Mosquito the best ww2 plane?

Was the Mosquito the best ww2 plane?

Mass production was ordered in June 1941. By the end of January 1942, contracts were awarded for 1,378 variants of the Mosquito plus another 400 built by de Havilland Canada. The Mosquito truly deserves the title as best British World War II aircraft: for its versatility, its speed, and its design.

Are any mosquitoes still flying?

The de Havilland Mosquito is a British two-engine multi-role combat aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied air forces during World War II. Of the 7,781 planes built, 30 survive today, four of which are airworthy. Eight planes are currently under restoration.

Are there any Mosquito planes flying?

Only three exist in flying condition today, according to the People’s Moquito project, with two in the US and the third in Canada. The People’s Mosquito will be built from the remains of one of the last of the planes to be built, the NF. 36 RL249, which crashed in RAF Coltishall in Norfolk in February 1949.

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How fast can a Mosquito fly?

1 – 1.5 mph
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Why did Winston Gibson fly his Lancaster alongside other bombers?

As follow-up Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron approached their target, Gibson flew his Lancaster alongside them to effectively double-up the amount of fire from the aircrafts that could be aimed at German gun emplacements based on top of their targeted dam.

How many operations did Sid Parlato fly in the Mosquito?

He flew 54 operations on his Mosquito tour. These were with 139 Squadron (a flight of which went on to become the basis for the formation of 627 squadron) and then with 627 Squadron, between 13 November 1943 and 6 October 1944. On our page about Sid Parlato, we gave brief details of the training accident in which he was killed.

What was Bennett’s opinion on the Mosquito?

The squadron and Bennett himself became convinced that the Mosquito, then only available in small numbers, could do the job much better

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What happened to the Mosquito plane?

The engine caught fire and the aircraft crashed at Benwick. The beautiful image on this page is of the grave of Ray Hutchings Logan, a Mosquito navigator, who lost his life on 28 May 1943 when the Mosquito he was flying in was hit by a German nightfighter and exploded in mid-air. The pilot, Chrysler, survived by coming down by parachute.