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Built at de Havilland’s Hatfield factory in May 1943, Mosquito HJ711 was issued to 169 Squadron then based at Little Snoring in Norfolk. Engaged on both defensive night patrols and offensive night sweeps into enemy airspace over Germany, the Squadron had radar equipped Mosquito NFIIs, the first night fighter variant of the Mosquito. Developed as a fast bomber and night fighter, the Mosquito’s light weight wooden construction and powerful Merlin engines gave it exceptional performance.

It was on a night intruder sortie that HJ711 scored 169 Squadron’s first kill, downing a Bf110 while in the hands of Squadron Leader J.A.H Cooper. Following just three months of RAF service the aircraft was struck off charge and scrapped.

In the 1970s the surviving cockpit section fell into the hands of aviation enthusiast Tony Agar, who started restoring it in his garage. When the aircraft outgrew this space it was completed at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington where it can be seen today, a breath-taking memorial to the brave men who flew by night over occupied Europe.

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mosquito, de havilland mosquito, elvington, yorkshire, north yorkshire, night fighter, hj711, wooden, merlin engine, bomber, ww2, warbird, yorkshire air museum

Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 1 year ago

    Wow – wouldn’t like to be bitten by that monster, lol. Great viewpoint Colin

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  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Super perspective with the wideangle…. Fabulous image!

  • Cheers John Good old Autopano Pro !!

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  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 1 year ago

    Congratulations your image has been featured in The B/N of England Group for the week commencing 17/04/13

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 1 year ago

    Awesome, what else can I say!

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  • Chris Lord
    Chris Lordover 1 year ago

    Cool shot and interesting history Colin. Nice work.

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  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsover 1 year ago

    Great capture!

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  • Woodie
    Woodieover 1 year ago

    Excellent wide angled shot Colin. I spoke to Tony Agar many years ago and he built it from scratch starting with just the cockpit. There is a short write-up in the book, Mosquito, The Wooden Wonder by Edward Bishop on where he got all the bits. Cheers Neil

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Nicely taken nose shot Colin. – Ted

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  • Mark Batten-O'Donohoe
    Mark Batten-O'...over 1 year ago

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