Mosquito locking tailwheels?

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Did any variants of the Mosquito have locking tailwheels, or were they all free-swiveling?
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All free castoring
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All had Marstrand self centering tyres, the ones with two ridges around the circumference to assist in managing shimmy in castoring.
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The very early ones didn't.
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The very early ones didn't what? Didn't have locking tailwheels? Didn't have Marstrand tires???
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The very early ones didn't have Marstrand tyres. I dealt with the other in my previous post. When operating RR299, BAe did look at locking tailwheel provision following a ground loop in about 1987, but nothing came of it. Bruce