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de Havilland Jet Mosquito

United Kingdom (1942)
Picture of de Havilland Jet Mosquito Jet-Powered Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Project

The Jet Mosquito was a proposed jet-conversion offshoot of the classic de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito fighter-bomber line- it came to nothing.


Detailing the development and operational history of the de Havilland Jet Mosquito Jet-Powered Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Project.  Entry last updated on 2/9/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

The "Jet Mosquito" was a briefly-entertained conversion project of the classic de Havilland DH.98 "Mosquito" series fighter-bomber (detailed elsewhere on this site). The Mosquito excelled in various roles during World War 2 (1939-1945) and was produced in the thousands during, and after, the conflict. Its success only opened the aircraft to various proposed production types by the company, such was the over-battlefield potency of "The Wooden Wonder".

As the name suggests, the Jet Mosquito was to become a jet-powered development of the classic DH.98 offering. The airframe would have retained much of the form and function of the original save for slightly swept-back wing mainplanes. The original propeller-driven engines naturally gave way to underwing nacelles housing turbojet engines. The crew resided under a bubble-style canopy offering excellent forward vision. The tail unit would have incorporated a single vertical tail fin and low-set horizontal planes. A tail-dragger undercarriage arrangement was to be standard for ground-running.
Power was derived from 2 x de Havilland Halford H-1 (evolving into the "Goblin") series turbojet engines to which a maximum speed of 445 miles per hour was estimated. The Goblin powerplant went on to power several notable aircraft such as the Gloster Meteor and de Havilland Vampire aircraft. An internal bomb load of up to 2,000lb was projected.

The design, with paperwork appearing as early as mid-1942, did not progress beyond a few known drawings.

Some specifications on this page are estimated on the part of the author.






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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 500mph
Lo: 250mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (445mph).

    Graph average of 375 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Origin: United Kingdom
Year: 1942
Type: Jet-Powered Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Project
Manufacturer(s): de Havilland - United Kingdom
Production: 0
Status: Cancelled
Global Operators:
United Kingdom (abandoned)
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the de Havilland Jet Mosquito model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
44.62 ft


Meters
13.6 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
54.13 ft


Meters
16.5 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
12.47 ft


Meters
3.8 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
22,046 lb


Kilograms
10,000 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
33,069 lb


Kilograms
15,000 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
2 x de havilland Halford H-1 turbojet engines of unknown thrust output.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
445 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
716 kph


Knots
387 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
404 mi


Kilometers
650 km


Nautical Miles
351 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
32,808 ft


Meters
10,000 m


Miles
6.21 mi


Performance
CLIMB RATE


Feet-per-Minute
2,500 ft/min


Meters-per-Minute
762 m/min

Supported Weapon Systems:

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Armament - Hardpoints (0):

ESTIMATED:
Up to 2,000lb of conventional drop stores. Assumed cannon armament as well, probably 4 x 20mm automatic guns in the nose assembly.
Variants: Series Model Variants
• Jet Mosquito - Base Project Name