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* ART PRINT FROM MARK CHURMS' PRIVATE COLLECTION - UNSIGNED OPEN EDITION FINE ART PRINT (published by Cranston Fine Arts of Scotland). PRINTED ON QUALITY PAPER STOCK. Mosquito by P Oliver. The ?Mossie? at it was known made its first flight on 25th November 1940, and the mosquito made its first operational flight for the Royal Air Force as a reconnaissance unit based at Benson. In early 1942, a modified version (mark II) operated as a night fighter with 157 and 23 squadron's. In April 1943 the first RAF De Haviland Mosquito saw service in the Far East and in 1944 The Mosquito was used at Coastal Command in its strike wings. Bomber Commands offensive against Germany saw many Mosquitos, used as photo Reconnaissance aircraft, Fighter Escorts, and Path Finders. The Mosquito stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1955. And a total of 7781 mosquitos were built. Used as a night fighter, fighter bomber, bomber and Photo-reconnaissance, with a crew of two. Maximum speed was 425 mph, at 30,300 feet, 380mph at 17,000ft and a ceiling of 36,000feet, maximum range 3,500 miles. The Mosquito was armed with four 20mm Hosanna cannon in belly and four .303 inch browning machine guns in nose. Coastal strike aircraft had eight 3-inch Rockets under the wings, and one 57mm shell gun in belly."