De Havilland D.H.98 'Mosquito'

  Manufacturer:De Havilland
  Base model:D.H. 98
  Basic role:Fighter (UK)

  Length: 40' 6" 12.3 m
  Height:12' 6" 3.8 m
  Wingspan: 54' 2" 16.5 m
  Gross Weight: 23,000 lb 10,430 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Merlin
  Horsepower (each): 1690

  Range: 1,955 miles 3,148 km
  Cruise Speed: 276 mph 444 km/h 240 kt
  Max Speed: 415 mph 668 km/h 361 kt
  Ceiling: 42,000 ft 12,801 m

Examples of this type may be found at
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

D.H.98 on display

United States Air Force Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Tim Hoversten
 Oshkosh, WI
FYI, there is also a Mosquito on display in the Eagle Hangar at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, as well as other significant WWII aircraft.
12/05/2011 @ 10:54 [ref: 51015]
 Nick vanderDussen
 Nanaimo, BC
My alltime favourite plane. Greast war time history, sadly not to many have been saved. Glad to have seen the beautifull restored example on my 1st visit to the WPM. A must see for me everytime I have a chance too visit the museum. Would love the chance to see the original W4050 at its birth place
11/12/2010 @ 23:48 [ref: 33289]
 Frank Brooks
 , BC
I was stationed at RAF Schleswigland from 1956-58 as a Target Towing Operator and had the privilege of flying in the last operational mosquito's TK607 on the 1st. April 1958. RAF Schleswigland was located in northern Germany towing drogue's over the 'Todendorf ack-ack range on the coast of the Baltic sea near Kiel for the British Army, RAF Regiment, and the newly formed German Army.We were flying in the mosquito B35 converted to T35 with a winch under the belly of the aircraft. I would fly a 3 hour sortie sometimes 2 a day and accumulated over 700hrs.

Frank Brooks

Target Towing Operator
04/24/2010 @ 23:30 [ref: 26081]
 Dave King
 Langley, BC
For those who may not know. As the photos in the Flypast magazine show, there is a Mosquito being rebuilt at Vancouver airport in British Columbia, Canada. At the present time it is being fitted out on Vancouver Island, it is anticipated to fly sometime during 2010.
03/26/2009 @ 05:22 [ref: 24022]
 D Willetts
 Llantwit Major, PE
I remember being at RAF Schleswigland in 1958 to 1960 and watching Mosquitoes towing targets for German Fleet Air Arm pilots to practice their skills. It seemed to me as being a very sad end to the service of a very fine aircraft. Even the B of B aircraft do not give me the same lift as the Mosquito used to. Very sad none flying, as far as I know.

Do not have a state in Wales so picked Prince Edward Island at random.
10/09/2007 @ 08:20 [ref: 18143]
 Lars Norberg
 , DE
I recommend the book \\\"Pathfinder\\\"

by Air Vice-Marshal D.C.T Bennet

In the book Bennet claims thought the \\\"Mossie\\\" is a
light bomber.. she carried twice the bombload compared
to other heavier aircrafts. This due to speed and more
sorties/ Missions!!!

( I'm from Sweden, mot Delaware.. )
05/16/2006 @ 11:13 [ref: 13295]
 John Armstrong
 , KS
A great plane and i think it even beats the
Spitfire due to its versatility
Saw it flying at Southport Air Show few years back unfortunately it crashed few years back in Warrington
The sound and its low swoop along the beach front was very impressive
I agree with the previous comment if they built more of these
thousand s of RAF and German lives could have been saved as
hundreds of mass but precision bombing could have been made
10/11/2005 @ 05:25 [ref: 11449]
 Robert Williamson
 Granite Bay, CA
In 1980 I was stationed at RAF Woodbridge, UK. In that year, I was part of an air show at Greenham Common (please excuse the spelling, if it's wrong)and was privileged to witness a flying demonstration of a Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster, and, of course, the Mosquito. The demonstration was put on during the last day of the show. Anyway, these guys came out of nowhere and just tore the place up with very low level flying. When they landed and got out of their aircraft, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a little old guy with a cain get out of the Mosquito! He may have needed a cain to help him walk, but he sure as hell didn't need it to help him fly that Mossie! All of the pilots were old guys. They were all alumnus from the Battle of Britain! What a treat! The Mosquito is my number one favorite aircraft.

I have always said that I was born far too late. If I could have had my choice I would have been born around 1920. I would have been flying that hot rod.

If I had had more time, I would have offered that little old guy a case of anything he liked to drink to get a ride in that Mossie he was flying. Unfortunately, I had to be back at Woodbridge that same day and had no time to make him my offer.

All I can say about the little old fellow, though I never met him, is: With all due respect, some people are lucky bast-rds and other people are just born too late.
08/21/2005 @ 04:36 [ref: 11039]
 York, UK, OTH
A beautiful plane and an oustanding weapon, as far as I know there are no flying examples left which is a crying shame. There is a non-flying Mosquito at Elvington near York, UK for anyone on this side of the pond who wants to see one.

The payload, range and speed of the Mosquito were incredible. Had we built more of them we would have saved a lot of the aircrew who died in Lancasters, Stirlings and Halifaxes.
07/08/2005 @ 16:32 [ref: 10702]
 Terry Fleming
 , BC
I would like to know what it is that brings such imotions to the surface when ever i see this most beautiful aircraft either in print, film or otherwise
05/12/2005 @ 17:55 [ref: 10203]


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