What engines were in the mosquito?

What engines were in the mosquito?

The Mosquito was powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12 engines, similar to those seen in the RAF’s Spitfire and Hurricane. The “Wooden Wonder” Mosquito became one of the fastest, far-flying, and most versatile aircraft of World War II.

What was the bomb load of a mosquito?

As a bomber, it proved able to carry twice the bomb load for which it was designed. The Mosquito had a maximum speed in excess of 400 miles per hour (640 km/h) and a range of more than 1,500 miles (2,415 km) with a 4,000-pound (1,816-kilogram) bomb load.

Why did the de Havilland Comet fail in service?

The failure was a result of metal fatigue caused by the repeated pressurisation and de-pressurisation of the aircraft cabin. Another fact was that the supports around the windows were riveted, not glued, as the original specifications for the aircraft had called for.

Did the queen fly on the comet?

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret were guests on a special flight of the Comet on 30 June 1953 hosted by Sir Geoffrey and Lady de Havilland.

Are any comets still flying?

Comet Survivors The last Comet to fly was a military example belonging to the Royal Aircraft Establishment. It flew into Bruntingthorpe Airfield in 1997 to become part of the Cold War Jets collection, and is maintained in taxiable condition today, registered G-CDPA.

When was the last Comet flight?

Last Flight In November 1967 the aircraft was retired by the Ministry of Technology and on 8 April 1968 flew from Hatfield to RAF Shawbury.

Why did the comet fail?

After months of research with a prototype aircraft, the investigative committee found that the two crashes had been caused by a design flaw with the Comet that led to it breaking apart mid-flight. The issues were a combination of incorrect construction techniques and the fact that the airliner used square windows.

Can comets hit Earth?

Its meteor is the largest recorded object to have encountered the Earth since the Tunguska event. The Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 impact provided the first direct observation of an extraterrestrial collision of Solar System objects, when the comet broke apart and collided with Jupiter in July 1994.

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