De Havilland Mosquito F.B. VI

De Havilland Mosquito F.B. VI

The Mosquito earned its reputation in a number of different roles, as a rocket firing fighter bomber, as an anti-shipping striker with coastal command, and as a radar equipped night fighter. The most unusual aspect of this aircraft, however, was that it was constructed almost entirely of wood and because of this the Air Ministry did not immediately recognize its potentialities, when it was developed by De Havilland in 1940. This Airfix kit has 48 parts and makes into a 9 inch wingspan model based on a rocket carrying aircraft of number 487 Squadron as flown in 1943. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as De Havilland 'Mosquito' F.B. VI from De Havilland Mosquito F.B. VI.

14th edition catalogue (1977), listed as Mosquito FB VI from De Havilland 'Mosquito' F.B. VI.

17th edition catalogue (1980), listed as de Havilland Mosquito from Mosquito FB VI.

1985 edition catalogue, listed as Mosquito from de Havilland Mosquito.

1986 edition catalogue, listed as De Havilland Mosquito from Mosquito.

1987 edition catalogue, listed as De Havilland Mosquito FBVI from De Havilland Mosquito.

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Airfix Series (first appearance) 2
Rarity of early version Rare
First Issued 1957
Catalogue Ref - 1st Edition (1962) 1402
Catalogue Ref - 2nd Edition (1963) 1402
Catalogue Ref - 3rd Edition (1964) 281
Catalogue Ref - 4th Edition (1966) 281
Catalogue Ref - 5th Edition (1967) 281
Catalogue Ref - 6th Edition (1968) 281
Catalogue Ref - 7th Edition (1969) 281
Catalogue Ref - 8th Edition (1970) 281
Catalogue Ref - 14th Edition (1977) 02001-9
Catalogue Ref - 15th Edition (1978) 02001-9
Catalogue Ref - 16th Edition (1979) 02001-9
Catalogue Ref - 17th Edition (1980) 02001-9
Catalogue Ref - 1982 Edition 02001-9
Catalogue Ref - 1983 Edition 9 02001
Catalogue Ref - 1984 Edition 9 02001
Catalogue Ref - 1985 Edition 902001
Catalogue Ref - 1986 Edition 2001
Catalogue Ref - 1987 Edition 2001
Catalogue Ref - 1988 Edition 2001
Artist on Box Type 3 Roy Cross

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