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Название: Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2 (Osprey Combat Aircraft 13) Автор: Martin Bowman Издательство: Osprey Publishing ISBN: 1855328917 Год: 1999 Формат: PDF Страниц: 98 Размер: 21,8 МБ Язык: Английский
The third volume in the trilogy of Combat Aircraft titles devoted to de Havilland's 'wooden wonder', this book focuses on the Mosquito photo-recce variants, and their users. The design's superb performance, and ability to escape interception by enemy fighters made the Mosquito the ideal choice for the RAF's then embryonic photographic reconnaissance force. The production standard PR1 subsequently became the first Mosquito variant of any kind to see operational service with the RAF, flying its first sortie [over France] on 20 September 1941. These aircraft flew all manner of bomber support missions ranging from simple post-raid photo-recce to weather checking and experimental H2X radar photo-mapping. All are detailed in this volume.