The de Havilland dH.501 Mosquito (affectionately nicknamed the Mossie II) is an infiltrator in service in many of the Air Forces of the Commonwealth of Nations and Allied Pact, although it is most prominently known for its service in the Royal Air Force.
The Mosquito II entered service in 1971 with a resurrected No.619 Squadron and has since been developed into eight Marks, sold to several non-British Air Forces and can still be found in service all over the world.
- The de Haviiland Mosquito II is OTL's British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 if it were to have entered production rather than be cancelled. Its role is equivalent to that of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark.
History[edit | edit source]
Work began on the Mosquito II in the early 1960s as a replacement for the English Electric Canberra which was seen as increasingly vulnerable low down to light anti-aircraft fire and anti-aircraft missiles.
Users[edit | edit source]
- British Empire
- Republic of China
- West Japan