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Bomber and Reconnaissance

Success in WW II

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Success in WW II

Manufacturing of the de Havilland 98 MosquitoThe de Havilland Mosquito had the lowest number of losses in bomber command when calculated according to the percentage of sorties.

The Mosquito’s defense was its speed—no other aircraft could pursue and challenge it in the skies. There were several different versions of the plane built in Canada, each modification for specialised usage: photographic reconnaissance, armed fighting, training, and bombing.

The Mosquito was able to fly over Germany without being challenged, because the Luftwaffe did not yet have an aircraft fast enough to catch it.

The de Havilland Mosquito was one of the most versatile and successful aircraft of the Second World War, with 1,031 built in Canada.


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