Mosquito rolled out at de Havilland Aircraft Museum

Forty-four years after the fuselage arrived at London Colney from the Netherlands, Mosquito FBVI TA122 was rolled out at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum on Easter Sunday, April 17, as its epic restoration enters its closing stages.

Former Battle of Britain Memorial Flight engineer and project leader Bob Glasby says, “Over the past few years the restoration team has been carrying out tasks such as repairing the engine nacelles, which had been cut in half, and restoring the tyres, which are the original 1940s examples. A new tail fairing also had to be made and fabric-covered. The aircraft, being only one of two surviving Mosquitos that flew operations during the Second World War, has been painted in the scheme that it wore during the war with No 605 Squadron, with the codes UP-G.

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