De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB/TT-6

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.


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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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Last updated 22/09/14 12:12   Daniel Brackx

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