De Havilland DH98 Mosquito FB.6/TT.6
Twin-engined fighter-bomber and target towing aircraft
As the Belgian Air Force was quite satisfied with the use of the De Havilland Mosquito as a target towing aircraft the Belgian authorities decided to acquire three supplementary aircraft of this type. The Mosquito FB.VI, a ground attack aircraft modified by Fairey at Ringway (U.K.) for target towing thus becoming a Mosquito TT.6), was selected. The last of these Mosquito was retired from service with the Belgian Air Force in mid-1956 as the target towing missions were flown by the fighter units themselves or by the Meteor F.8 equipped 25° Squadron.
|Serial||c/n||Date In||Date Out||History|
|MC-1||-||Mar 1954||Jul 1954||TE614 (RAF), MC-1/B2-G, w/o in accident at Koksijde on 4 Jun 1954|
|MC-2||-||Mar 1954||Aug 1956||TE663 (RAF), MC-2/B2-H|
|-||MC-3||-||Mar 1954||Aug 1956||TE771 (RAF), MC-3/B2-J|
|-||NS857||-||Jun 1945||-||NS857/5265M (RAF), transferred to Belgium and possibly used as instructional airframe at Wevelgem.|
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