Specifications for the
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Focus Model: de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk 30
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: de Havilland - United Kingdom
Initial Year of Service: 1942
Length: 44.52ft (13.57m)
Width: 54.13ft (16.50m)
Height: 12.50ft (3.81m)
Weight (Empty): 13,417lbs (6,086kg)
Weight (MTOW): 21,627lbs (9,810kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Merlin 76 V-12 liquid-cooled piston engines generating 1,710 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 407mph (655kmh; 354kts)
Maximum Range: 1,299miles (2,091km)
Service Ceiling: 38,025ft (11,590m; 7.2miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,850 feet per minute (869m/min)
4 x 7.7mm Browning machine guns in nose
4 x 20mm Hispano cannons mounted under the nose
OPTIONAL (Model Dependent):
Between 500lbs and 4,000lbs of internal stores in bomb bay (reconnaissance equipment, specialized mission equipment, leaflets, munitions, extra fuel, etc...).
1 x 57mm autocannon in nose (in place of 4 x cannons).
4 x 7.7mm Browning machine guns in underfuselage gunpack.
2 x 250lb / 500lb bombs underwing
8 x High-Explosive, Armor-Piercing rockets underwing.
1 x Torpedo externally held under the fuselage
NF.Mk II - Nightfighter version of which 466 were produced; Fitted with 4 x 7.7mm machine guns in nose and 4 x 20mm cannon in floor-mount under-fuselage position.
NF.Mk XII - Nightfighter version of which 97 were produced; Basically NF.Mk II versions fitted with Mk VIII AI radar; 4 x machine guns removed.
NF.Mk XIII - Similar to NF.Mk XII but completely rebuilt (not modified NF.Mk II's).
NF.Mk XVII - Modified Mk II's fitted with American-made Centimetric Mk X AI radar system; enlarged nose assembly.
NF.Mk XIX - Derivative of NF.Mk XVII but produced as new production models (not based on existing Mk II models; increased take-off weight; fitted with Rolls-Royce Merlin 25 engines capable of 1,635hp; 220 produced.
NF.Mk XV - High-Altitude Nightfighter Variant; increased wingspan; 4 x 7.7mm machine guns in place of cannons; Rolls-Royce Merlin 76/77 engines capable of 1,710hp; this variant never flown in combat.
NF.Mk 30 - Last wartime nightfighter fitted with various Merlin powerplants; regarded as the best of the Mosquito series.
NF.Mk 36 - Post-war Mosquito model fitted with American Mk 10 AI radar system; All-weather fighter version; Exported to Yugoslavia.
NF.Mk 38 - Final Mosquito production model in 1950.
PR.Mk IV - Photo-Reconnaissance model fitted with four cameras.
PR.Mk VIII - Photo-Reconnaissance model fitted with two-stage powerplants.
PR.Mk IX - Photo-Reconnaissance model with increased fuel capacity.
PR.Mk XVI - Photo-Reconnaissance model with pressurized cockpit cabin.
PR.Mk 32 - Photo-Reconnaissance model based on NF.Mk XV nightfighter.
PR.Mk 34 - Photo-Reconnaissance model with extra fuel storage in under-fuselage bulge.
PR.Mk 40 - Photo-Reconnaissance model developed by Australia from the FB.Mk 40 model.
PR.Mk 41 - Photo-Reconnaissance model developed by Australia from the PR.Mk 40 model, complete with two-stage powerplants.
FB.Mk VI - Fighter-Bomber Model with provisioning for underwing bombs and air-to-surface rockets.
FB.Mk XVIII - Anti-ship conversion model.
FB.Mk VI - Fitted with 57mm cannon and rockets.
FB.Mk 21 - Canadian-produced version of the FB.Mk VI model.
FB.Mk 26 - Canadian-produced version of the FB.Mk 21 model but with Packard-built Merlin powerplants.
NF.Mk 30 - Canadian-produced version of the high-altitude Mosquito with two-stage Merlin engines.
TR.Mk 33 - Naval torpedo fighter
FB.Mk 40 - Australian-produced FB.Mk VI.
T.Mk III - Trainer Conversion Model
T.Mk 22 - Canadian-produced trainer conversion model based on the T.Mk III.
T.Mk 27 - Trainer Conversion Model based on the T.Mk 22 with Packard engines.
T.Mk 29 - Trainer Conversion Model based on the FB.Mk 26.
T.Mk 43 - Australian-produced trainer conversion model based on the T.Mk III.
B.Mk IV - Base Bomber Variant
B.Mk VII - Base Bomber Variant produced by Canada with underwing hardpoints.
B.Mk XVI - High-Altitude Bomber Model with provision for single 4,000lb bomb.
B.Mk XVI - Base Bomber Version of the B.Mk IX with pressurized cockpit cabin.
B.Mk 20 - Long-range high-altitude bomber
B.Mk 25 - Long-range high-altitude bomber based on B.Mk 35 model.
"Sea Mosquito" - Royal Navy fighter / bomber based on the DH.Mk IV model.
Australia; Belgium; Burma; Canada; China; Czechoslovakia; Dominican Republic; France; Israel; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; South Africa; Soviet Union; Sweden; Turkey; Switzerland; United Kingdom; United States; Yugoslavia