DH.98 Mosquito Flyby
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The Wooden Wonder
The de Havilland DH-98 Mosquito is a twin-engine, two-seat, mid-wing bomber aircraft developed to be the main night fighter of the Allied forces during World War II. Serving as a night fighter, it was able to down more than 600 Luftwaffe planes over Germany and as many buzz bombs over England and the English Channel. Moreover, since its frame was mostly made of wood, it earned the nickname, “Wooden Wonder.”
The footage shows us an actual DH-98 Mosquito start-up and doing fly-bys to the small crowd below. It was taken last November 2021 at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino Airport, California. It was great to see it take off, and land. We also love the sound of its Merlin engines. The people who brought this iconic war bird back to life must be so proud!