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de Havilland Jet Mosquito

Jet-Powered Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Project

de Havilland Jet Mosquito

Jet-Powered Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Project

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Jet Mosquito was a proposed jet-conversion offshoot of the classic de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito fighter-bomber line- it came to nothing.
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ORIGIN: United Kingdom
YEAR: 1942
STATUS: Cancelled
MANUFACTURER(S): de Havilland - United Kingdom
PRODUCTION: 0
OPERATORS: United Kingdom (abandoned)
SPECIFICATIONS



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.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 44.62 feet (13.6 meters)
WIDTH: 54.13 feet (16.5 meters)
HEIGHT: 12.47 feet (3.8 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 22,046 pounds (10,000 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 33,069 pounds (15,000 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x de havilland Halford H-1 turbojet engines of unknown thrust output.
SPEED (MAX): 445 miles-per-hour (716 kilometers-per-hour; 387 knots)
RANGE: 404 miles (650 kilometers; 351 nautical miles)
CEILING: 32,808 feet (10,000 meters; 6.21 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 2,500 feet-per-minute (762 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



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


HISTORY



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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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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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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Graph showcases the de Havilland Jet Mosquito's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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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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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue