Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2

Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2

Combat Aircraft 13
  • Author: Martin Bowman
  • Illustrator: Chris Davey
  • Short code: COM 13
  • Publication Date: 15 Jul 1999
  • ISBN: 9781855328914
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The third volume in the trilogy of Combat Aircraft titles devoted to de Havilland's 'wooden wonder', this book focuses on the Mosquito photo-recce variants, and their users. The design's superb performance, and ability to escape interception by enemy fighters made the Mosquito the ideal choice for the RAF's then embryonic photographic reconnaissance force. The production standard PR1 subsequently became the first Mosquito variant of any kind to see operational service with the RAF, flying its first sortie [over France] on 20 September 1941. These aircraft flew all manner of bomber support missions ranging from simple post-raid photo-recce to weather checking and experimental H2X radar photo-mapping. All are detailed in this volume.

Biographical Note

Norwich-based Martin Bowman has written several volumes on the Mosquito, plus countless works on the USAAF. An airbrush artist with years of experience, Chris has become Osprey's principal illustrator of RAF aircraft, having produced the profiles for over a dozen books since 1994. His most recent work includeds Aces 27 and 30, and Combat AIrcraft 14 and 19. He is particularly adept at 'big' aircraft like the Halifax and Sunderland.


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