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A Mosquito FB VI of 143 Squadron, RAF, receiving eight three inch rockets with 60lb heads - Banff Strike Wing of Coastal Command, Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - 1945

A Mosquito FB VI of 143 Squadron, RAF, receiving eight three inch rockets with…

De Havilland Mosquito FB VI - fighter-bomber, anti-shipping.

A de Havilland Mosquito FB VI ship-fighting aircraft of 143 Squadron is in Banff, Scotland, being armed with missiles.

Mosquito

The British de Havilland Mosquito was a 2 engine, fighter and fighter-bomber in WWII.

Flight Lieutenant A Torrance of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland, a pilot serving with 'A' Flight, No. 27 Squadron RAF, climbs into his De Havilland Mosquito FB VI at Parashuram, India, for a sortie over Burma. Note the "Popeye" nose art on the crew hatch.

CF Flight Lieutenant A Torrance of Stonehouse Lanarkshire Scotland a pilot serving with 'A' Flight No. 27 Squadron RAF climbs into his De Havilland Mosquito FB VI at Parashuram India for a sortie over Burma

de Havilland Mosquito - Although designed as a bomber, the Mosquito also served as a fighter. As well as defending Britain against enemy aircraft, Mosquito fighter squadrons conducted sweeps against the Nazi's night-fighters that were attacking Bomber Command's aircraft. The fighter version of the Mosquito was armed with four 20 mm cannons in its belly and four .303 machine guns in its nose. Night-fighter Mosquitos downed over 600 enemy aircraft during the war.

The business end of the fighter version of the Mosquito - was armed with four 20 mm cannons in its belly and four machine guns in its nose. Night-fighter Mosquitos downed over 600 enemy aircraft during the war.

WORLD WAR II (October 1941) | St Eval, Cornwall: 'Armstrong Whitworth Whitley V Z6475/WL-D of No. 612 Squadron.'     ✫ღ⊰n

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley V of No 612 Squadron at St Eval, October My dad flew in these and was based in St Eval for a while.

Short Sunderland

TR A tail view of Short Sunderland Mark I 'SE-F' of Coastal Command at Pembroke Dock. It bears the code letters of No 95 Squadron though this squadron was operating in West Africa at the time; (possibly done to mislead enemy intelligence)

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