Originally conceived as a high-speed bomber for the RAF, the final major bomber variant of the de Havilland Mosquito was the B.XVI, with deliveries to front line squadrons starting from 1944. This was a development of the earlier B.IX variant.
Another unarmed version of the Mosquito, the B.XVI could carry a 3,000lb bomb load, however, all but the first 12 aircraft from a total production run of 402 machines incorporated modifications to allow a 4,000lb ‘Cookie’ or blockbuster bomb to be carried internally, a weapon which possessed devastating destructive capability.
- L – 17.42 cm
- W (wingspan) – 22.9 cm
- H – 7.3 cm
- Pieces in box (including Decals) – 161
- Number of scheme options – 2
- Airfix skill level – 2
- Scale – 1/72
- Paints and glue are not included.