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Tamiya 1/48th scale Mosquito V Mk.IV

Tamiya 1/48th scale Mosquito V Mk.IV

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The Mosquito B.Mk IV bomber variant entered service on the 8th September 1941. Able to carry four 500lb bombs over a range of 2,040 miles its pair of 1,460-hp Merlin 21s gave it a top speed of 374 mph. These would initially be available in November 1941 when No. 105 Squadron stationed at RAF Swanton Morley had their Bristol Blenheim Mk IVs replaced. They would spend the next few months familiarising themselves with the aircraft and working out tactics. Their first sortie with the type saw four raid Cologne, Germany on the 31st May 1942 with all returning back to base.

Four months later another four Mosquitos from No. 105 Squadron attacked the Norwegian headquarters of the Gestapo in Oslo at low-level on the 25th September 1942 with the following day seeing the type revealed to the British public. This wouldn't be the last low-level nuisance raid carried out by the squadron. Another such raid on the 30th January 1943 saw a radio speech by Herman Goring interrupted when the broadcasting station in Berlin, Germany was attacked.

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