ARE YOU A 'MOSSIE' MAESTRO?

ARE YOU A
’MOSSIE’ MAESTRO?

Test your knowledge with 20 questions on the magnificent de Havilland Mosquito, to celebrate the exclusive build of Airfix’s new 1/72 B.XVI in the latest Airfix Model World

Question 1 of 20

 

ARE YOU A ’MOSSIE’ MAESTRO?

This photo shows a Mosquito fitted with the so-called ‘Tsetse’ gun. What was its calibre?

57mm
40mm
80mm
105mm

Question 2 of 20

On October 5, 1940, the designers of the Mosquito moved from the factory at Hatfield to a safer location away from enemy bombing. Where was this?

Audley End
Prestwold Hall
Salisbury Hall
Burghley House

Question 3 of 20

Trials work with so-called ‘skip mines’ was carried out by specially converted Mosquito B.IV series II airframes. What was the codename of this weapon?

Upkeep
Highball
Lowball
Tallboy

Question 4 of 20

The Mosquito became known as ‘The Wooden Wonder’. Which wood was used to form its box spars?

Sycamore
Oak
Ash
Spruce

Question 5 of 20

Which engineering firm built the auto-loader system for the Mosquito’s ‘Tsetse’ gun?

Vickers
Brotherhoods
Molins
Royal Ordnance

Question 6 of 20

In which year did Airfix release its first 1/24 scale Mosquito?

2010
1999
2015
2001

Question 7 of 20

In which year did the first flight of the Mosquito prototype take place?

1937
1939
1940
1941

Question 8 of 20

The exhaust stacks on early B.IV Series II airframes were named after a musical instrument. Which was it?

Trumpet
Saxophone
Clarinet
Bugle

Question 9 of 20

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Which paint shade was used on the upper surfaces of this post-war Mosquito?

Medium Sea Grey
Dark Sea Grey
PRU Blue
Ocean Grey

Question 10 of 20

Which Mosquito variant was the first to enter operational service?

B.V
B.IV
FB.VI
PR.I

Question 11 of 20

Which famous bomber pilot was lost in a Mosquito on September 19, 1944?

Donald Bennett
Leonard Cheshire
Guy Gibson
Arthur Scarf

Question 12 of 20

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Which RAF unit flew the Mosquitos shown here?

4 Squadron
29 Squadron
60 Squadron
85 Squadron

Question 13 of 20

A recce Mosquito named The Spook was flown by which air arm during World War Two?

RAAF
RAF
RNZAF
USAAF

Question 14 of 20

Thunderbird Models produced decals for the cream and green racing Mosquito owned by Canadian pilot Don McVicar, and it wore the colours of his airline. Which airline was it?

Eastern Provincial Aiways
World Wide Airways
Pacific Western Airlines
Commercial Airways

Question 15 of 20

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These Mosquitos wear ‘GB’ codes… to which RAF squadron did they belong?

105 Squadron
627 Squadron
60 Squadron
109 Squadron

Question 16 of 20

Which was the first Mosquito variant to be built in Canada?

FB.VI
B.VII
B.IV
B.XX

Question 17 of 20

Which prison was attacked by Mosquitos in pinpoint fashion so its French Resistance inmates could escape?

Rouen
Amiens
Toulouse
Strasbourg

Question 18 of 20

RAF night-fighter ace John Cunningham’s last tour was flying the Mosquito. What was this pilot’s nickname?

Killer
Carrot
Grumpy
Cat's Eyes

Question 19 of 20

Which kit manufacturer released a highly impressive 1/32 Mosquito B.IV in 2015?

Hong Kong Models
Hasegawa
Revell
Special Hobby

Question 20 of 20

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Which Mosquito sub-type is this?

B.IX
PR.XVI
B.35
PR.34

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Hmmmm… good try, but more study needed.

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Great job – you have plenty of Mosquito prowess

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Awesome effort – you are indeed a Mossie Maestro!