Hang a pair of Spitfire engines on a lightweight composite (in this case, wood) airplane and what do you get? A scourge of Germany. Do not make the mistake of thinking a wooden warplane might be weak- Mosquitos carried 4,000 lb bombs as far as Berlin (and sometimes twice in a night). De Havillands built upon their pre-war racers, imagining unarmed bombers whose defense was speed instead of turrets. Contrasted with the heavies used in Bomber Command, they were faster, crewed by two instead of seven, had half as many engines, better than double the fuel mileage, and had lower loss rate, even if they carried just 1/3 the bombload.
Keywords: MILITARY AVIATION
An exceptional copy. Crown Publishers, 1984. Near Fine/Near Fine. (Inventory #: 2187708)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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