de Havilland DH.98 MosquitoItem Number: 74
RAF Mosquito airplane model. The de Havilland Mosquito was originally intended for use as an unarmed bomber or reconnaissance aircraft, one that would fly so fast and high that defensive armament would be superfluous. It was not until World War II had started, however, that the Air Ministry gave serious thought to the possibility that light alloys might become in short supply. In such circumstances an all-wood aircraft might be a useful ace up the sleeve. On November 25, 1940, the prototype was flown for the first time.
When production was finally terminated, a total of 7,731 Mosquitos had been built.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/32. Wingspan 20 3/8 inches, Length 15 1/4 inches.