Mosquito FB. Mk.VI
Tamiya's 1/48 scale Mosquito FB. Mk.VI is available
This is Tamiya's 1/48 Scale Mosquito FB Mk VI
Fighter-Bomber representing the LA-E with the serial
number HR 130.
It was used in 1944 by the 235 Squadron of the RAF
Coastal Command .
235 Squadron flew Bristol Beaufighters from 1940-1944
and converted to the Mosquito VI in June 1944. Its role
continued to be primarily anti-shipping strikes in the
North Sea and strikes against Norwegian coastal
In September 1944 it moved north to join the "Banff
Strike Wing" in the Scottish village Banff (Boyndie).
It's shared toll of enemy ships sunk or seriously
damaged and include the sinking of of the German U-843
on 9th April 1945 and a part of destruction of four
other U-boats in the same month.On 10th Juli 1945 the
Squadron was disbanded at Banff. The Squadron motto was:
"Jaculamur Humi" ("We strike them to the ground").
LA-E was armed with four .303 inch Browning machine guns
mounted in nose and four 20 mm Hispano cannons under the
cockpit. The bomb load was two 250 lb.bombs (eventually
increased to 500 lb.).It was powered with two Rolls
Royce Merlin Mk 25 with 1635 hp.
LA-E was painted overall Ocean Grey on upper
surfaces, Sky under surfaces and Yellow spinners.
I used Tamiya's 1/48 scale Mosquito FB Mk VI with the
following additions and modifications:
Fuselage Interior, Fuselage Access Door, Engine
Nacelle and Engine Mounts, Front and Tail Lights, CMK
Engine Cooler modified.
Painting, Markings and
Colours used were from the Humbrol, X-tra Color and
Washing and Weathering was via Artist Oils and
The Airfield Accessories included parts from the ICM
Ground Crew Set and Revell Ground Support Equipment.
Britische Luftwaffe, Daniel J. March Tosa Verlag ISBN
Kindly Support from the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon
......and lots of information from the Internet.
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