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De Havilland Mosquito cockpit. The piilot and navigator/radar op. sat side by side, pilot's controls on the left and radar display on the right, as shown in the upper photo. The lower picture looks like the bomber variant - the "clear view" panel can just be seen.

De Havilland Mosquito cockpit. The piilot and navigator/radar op. sat side by side, pilot's controls on the left and radar display on the right, as shown in the upper photo. The lower picture looks like the bomber variant - the "clear view" panel can just be seen.

Mosquito Sting by Michael Turner. De Havilland Mosquitos deliver a stunning blow to enemy supply lines in a low level attack on the marshalling yards at Ehrang on April 1st 1943.

Mosquito Sting by Michael Turner. De Havilland Mosquitos deliver a stunning blow to enemy supply lines in a low level attack on the marshalling yards at Ehrang on April 1st 1943.

deHavilland DH98 Mosquito, Oost Malle(Belgium)Air Show August 1993.All-wood Mosquito multi role a/c designed with war in mind. Powered by 2 Rolls-Royce Merlins,was ast as fighter & could carry payload of medium bomber.Flying high & fast,believed could perform without defensive armament. In a display of incredible foresight, deH constructed almost entirely out of balsa & plywood in case strategic metals scarce.Air Ministry originally rejected due to wooden construction.Wooden Wonder returned.

deHavilland DH98 Mosquito, Oost Malle(Belgium)Air Show August 1993.All-wood Mosquito multi role a/c designed with war in mind. Powered by 2 Rolls-Royce Merlins,was ast as fighter & could carry payload of medium bomber.Flying high & fast,believed could perform without defensive armament. In a display of incredible foresight, deH constructed almost entirely out of balsa & plywood in case strategic metals scarce.Air Ministry originally rejected due to wooden construction.Wooden Wonder returned.

The Mosquito’s cramped cockpit. Aldo Bidini photo via Jetphotos.net/Wikimedia

The Mosquito’s cramped cockpit. Aldo Bidini photo via Jetphotos.net/Wikimedia

De Havilland Mosquito nose. This version carry a  57 mm cannon and heavy machine guns in function anti-tank , anti -bombers.

De Havilland Mosquito nose. This version carry a 57 mm cannon and heavy machine guns in function anti-tank , anti -bombers.

A view of the RAF de Haviland Mosquito bomber main undercarriage unit reveals even more elements of the structure.  Threaded tires as one shown were common for all marks of the Mosquito.

A view of the RAF de Haviland Mosquito bomber main undercarriage unit reveals even more elements of the structure. Threaded tires as one shown were common for all marks of the Mosquito.

RAAF - de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito (ZK-MOS) (KA114) (EG-Y) RAF Markings - Owned by the Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach, Virginia (2)

RAAF - de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito (ZK-MOS) (KA114) (EG-Y) RAF Markings - Owned by the Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach, Virginia (2)