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Friday
Jan132012

Video: Avspecs Ltd Rolls The de Havilland Mosquito Into The Sun

 
 This under-2minute video shows a time lapse of the crew at Avspecs Ltd in Auckland New Zealand putting the wheels on their stunning de havilland Mosquito restoration and rolling it into the sunshine. If you don't know about Avspecs, you really should... I admit I'm just beginning to learn about them myself. I saw their stellar P-40 restoration at the 2011 National Aviation Heritage Invitation (NAHI) at Reno Stead during the Reno Air Races where it won 1st place in the Warbird Category. Honestly, that P-40 looked almost supernatural - it was truly stunning. (learn more about the P-40 here)

 I'd have every reason to think that this Mosquito will have a similar aura about it, especially since the de Havilland Mosquito is on my top ten list of most important aircraft ever built. From its advanced lightweight plywood used in the primary structure; the passionate beauty of its design; the phenomenal performance and versatility; and its critical role in World War II - these are just some of what made the Mosquito such an important aircraft.

 My understanding is that there aren't any airworthy Mosquitoes today, but this one isn't the only project in the works. I'm researching the details on the other projects and hope to post later on the status of putting one of Britain greatest accomplishments back into the sky! 

 

(click to enlarge)  Follow the Avspecs Ltd Mosquito progress at their facebook page

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Reader Comments (4)

okay didn't expect Yakety Sax to start playing, that was a funny little surprise lol, but very cool :)

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenessa

Jenessa- yeah, the whole video is a little more 'fun' than I expected for a bunch of hyper craftsmen working on a Mosquito!

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartt (admin)

Makes me so glad I live in New Zealand can't wait to see it fly

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterglen towler

Wow! I might as well fly in to New Zealand. Isn't it a good idea, is it?http://www.afforablepest.com

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Goodwin

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