Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
de Havilland Mosquito FB.VI - MM403 SB-V, 464 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), June 1944
1:32 Scale. Length: 15.5”. Wingspan: 20.3”
Limited Edition of 1100 Models Worldwide
Formed on September 1, 1942, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 464 Squadron operated the Lockheed Ventura medium bomber until June 1943, when it transitioned to the de Havilland Mosquito, which it operated for the rest of the war.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate printed markings
Removable engine covers
Manually rotating propellers
Opening bomb bay doors
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
By the time of ‘Operation Overlord’, the Allies' assault on France, 464 Squadron had developed into a capable unit, harassing the Germans lines of communication and carrying out attacks on other static ground targets, both day and night. During the week of D-Day they flew 75 sorties and for the entire month of June lost only five aircraft. For the next two months they carried out even more sorties, with 350 being flown during July. The Mosquito was the ideal aircraft for the type of low level bombing attacks being employed by the squadron, being both fast and having the extra reliability of two engines. No. 464 Squadron continued flying the Mosquito until it was disbanded in September 1945.
The de Havilland Mosquito was a British two-seat multi-role combat aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force during World War II and postwar era. When the Mosquito entered production in 1941, it was one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world. It was originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, but was adapted to other roles during the war, including: intruder, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, low to medium altitude daytime tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, maritime strike aircraft and high-speed photo-reconnaissance aircraft. The Mosquito’s lightweight wood construction and powerful Merlin engines gave it exceptional performance.
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This model of a Mosquito FB Mk.VI by Corgi features:
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Category: Corgi 1:32 Military Aircraft Models
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