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The Wooden Wonder

 

The Airspace Hall at Duxford contains the story of British and Commonwealth aviation and contains over 30 historic aircraft, including military and civil types ranging from the great Sunderland Flying Boat to the Cocncorde.

 

The aircraft here is the De Havilland Mosquito, made of laminated plywood, when it entered service in 1942 it was the fastest operational aircraft in the world. A versatile airccraft it performed many different duties, from fighter to light bomber via pathfinder and reconaisance.

 

The Wooden Wonder

 

The Airspace Hall at Duxford contains the story of British and Commonwealth aviation and contains over 30 historic aircraft, including military and civil types ranging from the great Sunderland Flying Boat to the Cocncorde.

 

The aircraft here is the De Havilland Mosquito, made of laminated plywood, when it entered service in 1942 it was the fastest operational aircraft in the world. A versatile airccraft it performed many different duties, from fighter to light bomber via pathfinder and reconaisance.

 

comments (2)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 1 Aug 2010, 07:27
Fantastic composition and pp Les
Les Auld: Thanks Zed, appreciate the comment.
Great shot again Les. They were still flying these round my way, out of Bassingbourn I think, when i was a young lad, very good planes IMHO.
Les Auld: The last Mosquito was retired from service in 1956, production ended earlier in 1950. A great Aircraft indeed. Thanks for the comemnt Brian.

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