DeHavilland DH.98 Mosquito PDF eBook + Aircraft Flight Manuals

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August 1972

  • Mossie, Story of the RAF’s Wooden Wonder
  • Terror Bomber, Caging the Luftwaffe’s Mythical Beast
  • Hawk 75, The Air Corps’ Classic Monoplane Fighter
  • Wings Over The Atlantic, The Ill-Fated Sikorsky S-35

December 1972

  • Martin’s Mighty Mariner, Flying the PBM
  • Samurai, Japan’s Legendary Zero
  • Night Stalker, Canada’s Midnight Raiders
  • Shell Wings, Jimmy Doolittle’s Record Breaking Racers

December 1981

  • “Mossie”, The RAF’s Immortal Mosquito Bomber
  • The Fable of Able Mable, Martin’s AM-Mauler
  • The Sky Pirate of El Segundo

January 1988

  • The DeHavilland Mosquito in Combat, WWII’s Most Versatile Warplane
  • Chance-Vought & The Fleet’s First Dive Bombers, From O2U to SBU

May 1999

  • Seaplanes: Gone But Not Forgotten
  • The RAF Hurricane, Spitfire, and Mosquito

June 2000

  • Flying Guns… 50 years of Aviation Firepower
  • Top Secret Mosquito Flights

August 2001

  • First Combat over Pearl Harbor
  • In the Cockpit of the Nieuport 17
  • Nightbomber: Invaders in Korea
  • Fast Freight Mosquitos

Manuals & Photos

  • Army F-8 Erection Maintenance, 1944
  • Mosquito FB VI FB 26 Pilot’s Notes, 1945
  • Mosquito FB.6 Pilot’s Notes, 1950
  • Mosquito Pilot’s Notes, 1944
  • Mosquito T3 Pilot’s Notes, 1943
  • Mosquito T3 Pilot’s Notes, 1949
  • Mosquito Mks VIII, IX, XVI
  • Sea Mosquito Pilot’s Notes, 1946
  • Over 280 DeHavilland DH98 Mosquito photos

DeHavilland DH.98 Mosquito

General Characteristics

  • Crew: 2: pilot, bombardier/navigator
  • Length: 44 ft 6 in (13.56 m)
  • Wingspan: 54 ft 2 in (16.51 m)
  • Height: 17 ft 5 in (5.31 m)
  • Wing area: 454 sq ft (42.2 m2)
  • Airfoil: RAF 34 (modified)
  • Empty weight: 14,300 lb (6,486 kg)
  • Gross weight: 18,100 lb (8,210 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 25,000 lb (11,340 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Merlin 76 V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 1,710 hp (1,280 kW)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Merlin 77 V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 1,710 hp (1,280 kW) RHS fitted with a blower for cabin pressurisation
  • Propellers: 3-bladed constant-speed propellers

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 415 mph (668 km/h; 361 kn) at 28,000 ft (8,500 m)
  • Range: 1,300 mi (1,130 nmi; 2,092 km)
  • Service ceiling: 37,000 ft (11,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,850 ft/min (14.5 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 39.9 lb/sq ft (195 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 0.189 hp/lb (0.311 kW/kg)

Armament

  • Bombs: 4,000 pounds (1,800 kg)

Avionics

On Display

There are approximately 30 non-flying Mosquitos around the world with four airworthy examples, two in the United States, one in Canada and one in New Zealand.

The largest collection of Mosquitos is at the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre in the United Kingdom, which owns three aircraft, including the first prototype, W4050, the only initial prototype of a Second World War British aircraft design still in existence in the 21st century.

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