Mastercraft Collection: De Havilland Mosquito..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 9.8 inches
In many discussions of the Second World War, one of its most famous and successful multirole aircraft is often left out—the De Havilland Mosquito. This fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft earned the moniker “Wooden Wonder” due to its all-wood design. The design of this medium fighter-bomber originally came from a line of all-wood de Havilland racing planes that appeared in the mid-1930s. Geoffrey de Havilland’s use of plywood with a stressed skin approach was seen as a revolution at a time when metal-skinned airframes were the norm. Although the wooden design was rejected by the British Air Ministry, it possessed a number of advantages, the main ones being its small and lightweight construction and lack of complicated and heavy defensive systems. Eventually, the all-wood De Havilland Mosquito was greenlighted for production in 1939. The De Havilland Mosquito desktop model aircraft is the perfect addition to your model airplane collection.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!