de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk VI Franklin Mint B11B641 1/48
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de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk VI Franklin Mint B11B641 1/48

Length 10-1/4" Width 13-1/2"

On April 14th, 1944 Flt. Lt. Robert Kipp and his navigator Flt. Lt. Peter Huletsky set out with another Mosquito to Denmark for a high-speed, low-level "Day Ranger" mission. Over the Kattegatt (Denmark-Sweden Strait), Kipp engaged two Ju 52/3ms fitted with minesweeping rings and shot both of them down, so achieving ace status. Coincidentally, his wingman, Flg Off. John Cain, also shot down two Junkers minesweepers to become an aceo. Kipp then attacked an airfied, destroying two Do 217s on the ground and damaging a third, before returning home at the end of a very successful sortie. Kipp received a DFC soon afterwards. His aircraft, "Black Rufe", was later wrecked in a landing accident at Hunsdon on November 1st, 1944.

Designed in a private venture as a high-altitude, high-speed unarmed bomber, the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was first flown on November 25th, 1940. The Mosquito was one of the most successful aircraft of the Second World War. Only the Ju 88 could rival its versatility. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, the all-wood Mosquito was as fast as a fighter and could carry the payload of a medium bomber. During its lifetime, the Mosquito was used in varying roles, which included night fighter and ground attack. It carried radar systems and cannons, and there was even a carrier landing version.

  • Item #: 48391
  • Manufacturer: FRANKLIN MINT
  • Manufacturer's Product Number: B11B641
  • Condition: New

de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk VI Franklin Mint B11B641 1/48

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