Mosquito Bomber/Fighter-Bomber Units 1942–45 cover
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Truly an example of engineering ingenuity born out of the desperation of war, the legendary 'all-wooden' Mosquito was perhaps the best twin-engined fighter-bomber of its size to see action in World War II (1939-1945). The first bomber variant to enter service was the B Mk IV, initial examples of which were issued to No 2 Group's No 105 Sqn at Swanton Morley, in Norfolk, in November 1941. Considerably faster than the unit's previous Blenheim Mk IVs, powered by inline rather than radial engines, and made of wood instead of metal alloy, the Mosquito initially proved a challenging mount for both air and groundcrew alike.

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Low-Level Raiders/The 'Shallow Divers'/The Pathfinders/2nd TAF/Above the Waves/The Burman 'Bridge Busters'/Appendices

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Published Nov 15 1997
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 100
ISBN 9781855326903
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 4
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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