The ‘Mosquito’ is a British twin-engined aircraft originally intended as a fast light bomber but went on to fill a wide range of roles. Unusually the frame of the aircraft was mostly built with wood earning the nickname the ‘wooden wonder’. This construction method made the mosquito lightweight - coupled with twin Rolls-Royce merlins she was pretty darn quick. So much so she could outpace a Spitfire MkII at 22,000ft!
I always wanted to build the ‘wooden wonder’, I’ve also taken the opportunity to implement various constructive criticisms highlighted with my Victor - curved roundels, sharper trailing edges etc.
A word of warning - there are no guns or things that go boom. This is a photo-reconnaissance variant. It also keeps part count down not making a working bomb bay and meant I could focus on the improving the build quality.
VTOL - Flaps
AG8 - Lights
Happy low-level high-speed reconnaissance!
- Created On iOS
- Wingspan 54.5ft (16.6m)
- Length 44.5ft (13.6m)
- Height 17.4ft (5.3m)
- Empty Weight 12,145lbs (5,509kg)
- Loaded Weight 17,888lbs (8,114kg)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.111
- Wing Loading 12.5lbs/ft2 (61.0kg/m2)
- Wing Area 1,431.6ft2 (133.0m2)
- Drag Points 13602
- Number of Parts 358
- Control Surfaces 0