Dehavilland Mosquito VI Combat Aircraft WWII
This is a plastic model kit of a 1/48 Scale Dehavilland Mosquito VI Combat Aircraft by Tamiya.
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- Modelers choose from one of three assembly types before starting.
- Includes both pilot and navigator figures.
- Detailed cockpit with transmitter, receiver, and gauges.
- Accurately re-created bomb bay loaded with four ultra-deadly 225kg bombs.
- Bomb bay also houses a sneaky reconnaisance camera.
- Scale: 1/48
- Wingspan: 344mm.
- Fuselage Length: 259mm.
- Tamiya Product Number: 61066
1/48 Dehavilland Mosquito VI plastic model kit
Requirements & Suggestions
- Plastic cement (tes3501) (tes3502) (pls00002) (tam87012) or glue (hlc107)
- AS-1 - Dark Green (tam86501)
- AS-10 - Ocean Gray (tam86510)
- AS-11 - Medium Sea Gray (tam86511)
- AS-12 - Bare Metal Silver (tam86512)
- AS-19 - Intermediate Blue (tam86519)
- TS-6 - Matt Black (tam85006)
- X-11 - Chrome Silver (tam81011) (tam81511)
- X-18 - Semi Gloss Black (tam81018) (tam81518)
- X-23 - Clear Blue (tam81023) (tam81523)
- X-27 - Clear Red (tam81027) (tam81527)
- XF-1 - Flat Black (tam81301) (tam81701)
- XF-15 - Flat Flesh (tam81715) (tam81315)
- XF-16 - Flat Aluminum (tam81316) (tam81716)
- XF-2 - Flat White (tam81302) (tam81702)
- XF-21 - Sky (tam81321) (tam81721)
- XF-23 - Light Blue (tam81323) (tam81723)
- XF-24 - Dark Grey (tam81324) (tam81724)
- XF-27 - Black Green (tam81327) (tam81727)
- XF-3 - Flat Yellow (tam81303) (tam81703)
- XF-5 - Flat Green (tam81305) (tam81705)
- XF-52 - Flat Earth (tam81352) (tam81752)
- XF-56 - Metallic Grey (tam81356) (tam81756)
- XF-57 - Buff (tam81357) (tam81757)
- XF-64 - Red Brown (tam81364) (tam81764)
- XF-65 - Field Grey (tam81365) (tam81765)
- XF-7 - Flat Red (tam81307) (tam81707)
- XF-9 - Hull Red (tam81309) (tam81709)
- Paint Brushes
- Sprue Cutter (HCAR0630) (tes8940) (exl55594)
- Modeling Knife (tes50627c) (xacx3201) (exl16001)
- Tweezers (tam74003) (exl30416) (tes50632c)
- Pin Vise (1.5mm drill bit)
- File or Emery Board
- Water for Decals
- Toothpics or Glue Sticks
- Adult Supervision
The versatile Mosquito stood with the Spitfire fighter and Lancaster bomber and earned the respect of British pilots during World War II. In 1939, the De Havilland company envisioned the plane to be an unarmed high-speed bomber, and had experience with the Comet, which was a wooden racing plane. Except for the engine and landing gear, the Mosquito was comprised of wood, offering strategic advantages. The Air Ministry was reluctant to adopt the wooden aircraft, but placed orders for 50 planes in March 1940 for reconnaissance use.
In November 1940, the Mosquito reached speeds of 630km/h during test flights, demonstrating its potential and quickly promoting additional orders of 150 planes. The Mosquito PR Mk.I reconnaissance plane was first deployed in July 1941; the B Mk.IV bomber started deployment in the Spring of 1942. On May 31, 1942, the Mosquitoes led a daylight raid on Caim. In September 1942, the Gestapo headquarters in Oslo was bombed. German officials delivering a daytime speech in Berlin were attacked on January 30, 1943.
These events demonstrated the Mosquito's ability to carry heavy loads and deliver low altitude surprise attacks with accuracy. The camera equipped PR Mk. IV reconnaissance plane discovered the German Battleship Tirpitz in the Artic Circle and scouted V2 rocket facilities. The Mosquitoes performed their duties with minimal losses, displaying their remarkable abilities.
- Decal Options:
- 1: B Mk.IV 105 Squadron DZ367/J-GB
- 2: B Mk.IV 109 Squadron DK333/F-HS
- 3: PR Mk.IV 540 Squadron DZ383
Keep small parts and sharp edges away from children.