The versatile Mosquito along with the Spitfire fighter and the Lancaster bomber earned the respect of the British crews of World War II. In 1939 the De Havilland Company designed the Mosquito to be a fast bomber without defensive armament and, with the experience accumulated by the Comet, it was decided to build it in wood, with the exception of the engine compartment and landing gear, which were made of metal.
In November 1940, the Mosquito reached in its test flights a maximum speed of 630 km/h, demonstrating a totally unusual potential for a bomber of that time.
The B Mk.IV variant began to be deployed in the summer of 1942, several successes of this aircraft in complicated missions, either reconnaissance or bombing, made it one of the most iconic aircraft of the war.
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