Although the RAF at first did not show any interest in the De Havilland Mosquito, once World War Two broke out the aircraft proved it was capable of performing many tasks. Mosquito’s were used in many different roles like medium bomber, fighter-bomber, reconnaissance, anti-submarine, tactical strike fighter and night fighter. The mostly wooden structure made it a rather unusual aircraft. Thanks to this it got the nickname “Wooden Wonder” and “Mossie”.
High Altitude Night Fighter
Mk 30 version Mosquito’s were night fighters and this type was especially built for high altitudes. The plane was powered by two Rolls Royce “Merlin 76” engines and has a so called “Bull” nose. The Mk 30 is the final variant of the Mosquito in World War Two. A total of 526 Mk 30s were built.
The Mosquito was clearly being worked on during our visit in 2013. By now it will probably be restored to it’s full glory.