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AIRFIX Kit A25001A De Havilland Mosquito FB.VI 1:24 scale Aircraft Model

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Airfix Code - A25001A
SCALE 1:24
De Havilland Mosquito FB.VI
June, 1942. The Mosquito FB MkVI first takes to the skies. Powered by two Merlin engines driving three-bladed de Havilland hydromatic propellers, the Mosquito FB Mk VI, which was almost entirely made of wood, was incredibly fast and incredibly manoeuvrable, with top speeds reaching 384 mph! Due to its speed and manoeuvrability, the FB MkVI was used by Coastal Command as an anti-shipping bomber towards the end of the war. They unleashed deadly attacks on coastal traffic and U-boats - all of which were heavily laden with anti-aircraft guns. Featuring regularly in film, TV and literature the De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk VI remains a classic and an iconic aircraft to add to your collection.
The first production night fighter Mosquitos were designated the Mosquito NF Mk II. A total of 466 were built with the first entering service with No.157 Squadron in January 1942, replacing the Douglas Havoc. These aircraft were similar to the F Mk II, but were fitted with the AI Mk IV metric wavelength radar. The most numerous Mosquito variant was the FB Mk VI fighter-bomber of which 2,298 were built, some one third of Mosquito production. The prototype, converted from a B.VI,first flew in February 1943. The FB Mk VI was powered by two 1,460hp Merlin 21s or 1,635hp Merlin 25s. Carrying the same armament as the NF.II plus two 50 gallon jettisonable wing tanks or two 500lb bombs (or extra tank capacity in the fuselage behind the cannon), provision was made in 1944 to carry four 60lb rockets under each wing in place of the wing tanks or bombs for attacks on shipping.
The video below shows the assembly of the previous version A25001, released in 2009.