Synopses & Reviews
Nicknamed the ‘wooden wonder’ , the de Havilland Mosquito was one of the most versatile and successful combat aircraft of the Second World War. Offering insights into the design, construction and operational career of the iconic Mossie, this manual gets under the aircraft’s birch and balsa skin to examine its anatomy and describe the painstaking restoration to flight by Avspecs (New Zealand) of Jerry Yagen’s FB26 KA114 and of Victoria Air Maintenance’s B35 VR796 in British Columbia, Canada.
The subject of this book is Mosquito FB26, KA114, a variant of the famous FBVI fighter-bomber that was used widely in anti-shipping strikes and in daring low-level bombing operations. Of all the variants of Mosquito built, the FBVI was the most numerous. KA114 is undergoing a major rebuild to airworthy condition on behalf of its US owner Jerry Yagen, by Avspecs in New Zealand.
About the Author
Jonathan Falconer is the author of more than 20 books on aspects of aviation history, including the best-selling Filming The Dam Busters and RAF Bomber Airfields of World War Two. Jonathan is a senior commissioning editor with Haynes.
Brian Rivas worked initially as a newspaper journalist on the Basingstoke Gazette before a career change to the hi-fi business; he lives in Somerset.