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World’s Only Flying Mosquito Flew May 7!  
User currently offlineAeronautician From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 6 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5230 times:

What a great day for Fighter Factory!!

Thanks to Jerry Yagen:


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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7153 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5073 times:

Great that the rebuild has gone so well.

There are some great videos from when it was in New Zealand, before being shipped to the US, e.g.


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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 10137 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5000 times:

This is really cool, my great uncle was a pilot in 487th Squadron duriong WW2.

The plane has been finished in the colors and marking of the 487th Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force that, flying their Mosquitos, took part in the daring Allied raid dubbed “Operation Jericho” where Allied bombers attacked the Amiens prison in German-occupied France, causing extensive damage to the facility and enabling over a hundred Resistance prisoners, who were scheduled for execution, to escape.

User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 4331 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4920 times:
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wonder if the changed the glue to something more durable in the restoration?

User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 10137 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4917 times:

According to Wikipedia there are two more in NZ currently waiting to be rebuilt to flying status.

Mosquito T Mk.III TV959, formerly in the collection of the Imperial War Museum and now owned by Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection, is stored awaiting rebuild to fly with AvSpecs at Ardmore airport, Auckland, New Zealand.

Mosquito T Mk.43 NZ2308, dual control Mosquito, the Australian equivalent of the British T Mk.3. It began life on the Bankstown assembly line as a FB Mk.40, A52-20, and was converted to T43 status as A52-1054. It was one of four purchased by the RNZAF in June 1947 and flown across the Tasman Sea in four hours. It was disposed of in 1955 and ended its days on a farm at Riwaka in the north of the South Island. Bought by Glyn Powell it is being restored to airworthy using a new build fuselage and wings by Glyn.

User currently offlineantidote From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4524 times:

There's another one here in Victoria: Mosquito B.35 VR796/CF-HML is currently under restoration to airworthy by Victoria Air Maintenance Ltd at Victoria International Airport, British Columbia.


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