complete plans for all marks of dH98 Mosquitos have been found
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:17 AM
Not sure if I trust an article that states
"The world's last flying example of a Mosquito was owned by British Aerospace and kept at Broughton."
Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:44 AM
Happily as written the statement is now three times incorrect.
(and please let us not get into any discussion as to what originality involves in this context!)
Surprisingly the news also dates back to October 16, from
on 9 June
In October the project received a huge donation, not in monetary terms, but in technical and historical terms by being given 22,000+ aperture cards containing D.H.98 technical drawings. No full set exists in the World to date and it is believed we may have been given the ‘missing’ drawings from the days when Mosquito T.III RR299 was in operation via BAE. The drawings were donated by Airbus Broughton, as the office they were located in was scheduled to be demolished to make way for new buildings. We have spent £4K having the cards digitised to preserve them and we are currently working our way through this maze of technical information. To date, thanks to a herculean effort by Ross Sharp, we have seen Circa 2000 drawings and discovered unknown facts and information on the Mosquito. The project now needs to have a strategy in how we turn this legacy into funds and also how it supports our re-build. The CAA has been informed and are delighted we have original drawings to support our rebuild.
The cost to digitise and catalogue the drawings was double, if not more the cost we paid. Therefore, the drawings require cataloguing and cross-referencing to turn them into a useful valuable resource. We are very keen to hear from anyone who wishes to volunteer to help us with this cataloguing process? Please contact us at [email protected]
Edited by Rick65, 10 August 2017 - 01:46 AM.
Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:01 AM
I don't believe there is an original Mosquito flying. Some have original parts, but the vast majority of all flying airframes are replica construction.
I can tell you this with some authority ... a Flugwerk Fw 190 replica has little resemblance to an original Fw 190 regardless of external appearance. That from the only person I know who has flown both a replica AND an original Fw 190, coupled with an opinion from a guy who built a Flugwerke replica that we fly today at the Planes of Fame. Looks god, but is NOT a fighter!
Now, if only they can find the original plans for a Hornet! ... perhaps they exist already? it would be great to see a Mosquito and a Hornet in formation, huh?
Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:54 PM
I've followed the story of KA114 loosely at the infamous FaceBook and seems to recall it being aired together with another after arrived to the US :-/
There is only 1 flying Mosquito in the world and it was built in NZ and flies in the USA.
Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:04 PM
AFAIK, there are at least two flying Mosquitoes.
One belongs to Jerry Yagen's Military Aviation Museum in Virginia (FB.26), U.S.A. and the other one, a T Mk. III, now belongs to Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection.
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