de Havilland Mosquito DTT.35 Giclée Art Print
High quality art print of a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, a British light bomber aircraft of the Second World War. The Mosquito - which was nicknamed the 'Wooden Wonder' due to its lightweight wood-frame construction - was flown by the Royal Air Force throughout the Second World War and beyond, with 7,781 produced between 1940 and 1950.
Designed as a high-speed bomber, the Mosquito proved useful in a range of roles due to its low cost and versatility. Entering service in 1941, the Mosquito was first used as a reconnaissance aircraft, before moving into use as a bomber - both low-altitude dive bombing, and guiding squadrons on heavy bombers during strategic bombing operations. From 1943, the Mosquito was used to attack German U-boats and transports at sea. During Operation Overlord, Mosquitos proved close air support for Allied forces in Normandy. The Mosquito also proved its worth as a fighter aircraft; from 1942, Mosquitos were used to intercept Luftwaffe bombers.
This illustration depicts TA719, a TT.35 Mosquito - the TT.35 being a later conversion of the Mosquito into a target-towing aircraft. TA719 can be seen at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, where it hangs from the ceiling in flight configuration, wheels up.
This illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée art print on cotton-rich fine art paper.