The de Havilland DH-98 Mosquito was certainly one of the most versatile and highest-performing airplanes of the war. And it was made of wood, releasing critical materials for other uses.
Many were manufactured in Canada at de Havilland Aircraft of Canada, Ltd., who cooperated with the staff of Aviation to produce a two-part Design Analysis article [ PDF, 24.3 MiB ], which was printed in the May and June, 1944 issues.
Not being an American plane, the Mosquito was not the feature of many articles.
- "The Mosquito Bomber" [ HTML ] describes the Mosquito and gives the development from the Comet.
- "About That Mosquito" [ HTML ] gives a capsule description of the plane.
- "Canada Gains Vital New Production Role" [ HTML ] includes a good deal of information on the production of the Mosquito in Canada.
- "Mosquito Design Facilitates Production" [ HTML ] describes the overall production sequence for Mosquitos at de Havilland's Canadian plant.
- "The Mosquito Family Tree" [ HTML ] gives the lineage of the Mosquito with a good deal of design information. The article includes a three-page foldout of the family tree.
- "Destination Unknown" HTML ] includes a description of the Amiens raid, of which the Mosquito was the key element.
- "The Mosquito Bomber,"[ HTML ] includes six photos of Mosquito DZ 313:
- A Berry Brothers ad shows a drawing of a Mosquito in flight seen from 10 o'clock high.
- A Yearbook entry for 1943 introduces the Mosquito, shows the plane from 11 o'clock low.
- A two-page deHavilland ad, "The de Havilland Mosquito Fastest Bomber in the World" shows aircraft number D2313 from 10 o'clock.
- A news clip with photo, "A Bomber of Wood and Glue", features a photo of plane D2313 in flight, seen from 10 o'clock high.
- A detail photo of the nose and nacelles of a Mosquito on the flightline. Photo is from "Canada Gains Vital New Production Role" [ HTML ].
- The front cover of Flying for May, 1943, was based on a color photo of a Mosquito in camouflage, in flight seen from 2 o'clock.
- An Adel Precision Products ad "Mosquitoes move the mail to Malta" shows a drawing of a Mosquito seen from 2 o'clock high and a 3-view silhouette.
- A Pluswood, Inc ad has a small photo of a Mosquito seen from 2 o'clock low, a picture of one of their plywood presses and information on the birch plywood they supplied to de Havilland Canada for building Mosquitos
- A two-page deHavilland ad, "Beautiful but Deadly" shows Mosquito from 8 o'clock low.
- A Standair ad (Standard Aircraft Products, Inc) features a two-page photo of a Mosquito above the clouds, seen from 10 o'clock. Photo is printed in Duotone blue.
- A J H Clark drawing (orig © The Aeroplane) is a cutaway of Mosquito IV bomber, with an inset showing the nose of the fighter version.
- A Resinous Products & Chemical Company ad describing the adhesive used in making the plywood used in the Mosquito features a photo of a Mosquito in flight, seen from 10 o'clock high.
- A two-page deHavilland ad, "
Fastest and Most Versatile
." shows two Mosquito bombers in flight, seen from 11 o'clock; insets show fighter nose and bomb bay.
- A Yearbook entry from 1944 shows a Mosquito from 10 o'clock.
- cutaway view seen from below left from the Aviation 1944 Yearbook issue
- cutaway view seen from above left
- cutaway view seen from below right
- the front and righthand side of the cockpit, taken from the Design Analysis article
- the lefthand side of the cockpit, taken from the Design Analysis article
- A Packard ad, "Two Record-breakers
" shows a Mosquito in flight, seen from 2 o'clock. The ad celebrates a Mosquito having set the trans-Atlantic speed record with a trip of 2,200 miles in 6 hr, 46 min, set May 13.
- A Sketchbook drawing shows a labeled cutaway view of the control column
- A Sketchbook drawing shows details of the elevator and trim tab mechanisms.
- A Sketchbook drawing shows details of the flap-actuating mechanism
- "Skito now takes two-ton 'eggs'" shows a Mosquito with modified bomb bay being loaded with a 4,000-lb bomb.
- A Sketchbook drawing shows details of the main landing gear and the hydraulic actuating cylinder.
- A Yearbook entry shows a Mosquito IV from 2 o'clock high, with a dimensioned 3-view line drawing.
- A DuPont Lucite ad shows a Mosquito from 2 o'clock plus detail photos of the bomb-aimer's window and the cockpit canopy (with blisters for enhanced visibility.)
- A news clip photo from June, 1945, shows rocket-firing rails under a Mosquito wing.