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Mosquito
de Havilland Mosquito (GB)
Fast Bomber/Night Fighter
aka W4050, DH.98
Production 1940-1950
Combat Experience (With RAF) World War II (in general)
Number of passengers 2 (Pilot, Navigator/Radar Operator)
Length (Approx.)

Fighter Aircraft: 41 ft 2 inc (12.55 metres) Night Fighter Aircraft: 41 ft 11 in (12.78 metres) Bomber Aircraft: 40 ft 6 in (12.34 metres)

Wingspan 54 ft 2 inches (16.51 metres)
Height (Approx.)

Fighter Aircraft: 17 ft 5 in (5.31 metres) Night Fighter Aircraft: 15 ft 4 in (4.66 metres) Bomber Aircraft: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 metres)

Empty Weight (Approx.)

Fighter Aircraft: 6058 kg Night Fighter Aircraft: 6350 kg Bomber Aircraft: 7035 kg

Loaded Weight (Approx.)

Fighter Aircraft: 8028 kg Night Fighter Aircraft: 8890 kg Bomber Aircraft: 8660 kg

Max Takeoff Weight (Approx.)

Fighter Aircraft: 8549 kg Night Fighter Aircraft: N/A Bomber Aircraft: 11000 kg

Engine Rolls-Royce Merlin
Power/Thrust (Approx.)

Fighter Aircraft: 1480 hp Night Fighter Aircraft: 1635 hp Bomber Aircraft: 1290 hp

Range (Approx.)

Fighter Aircraft: 900 mi Night Fighter Aircraft: N/A Bomber Aircraft: 1370 mi

Service Ceiling (Approx.)

Fighter Aircraft: 29000 ft (8839 metres) Night Fighter Aircraft: 34500 ft (10515 metres) Bomber Aircraft: 37000 ft (11278 metres)

Rate of Climb (Approx.)

Fighter Aircraft: 1740 ft/min Night Fighter Aircraft: N/A Bomber Aircraft: 2850 ft/min

Armament Carried (Approx.)

Fighter Aircraft: 4x 20 mm (0.79") Hispano Mk II cannon (fuselage weapons) and 4x .303" (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns (nose weapons) Night Fighter Aircraft: 4x 20 mm (0.79") Hispano Mk II cannon Bomber Aircraft: Up to 1800 kg of bombs

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Designer Geoffrey de Havilland

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