The business end of the fighter version of the Mosquito - was armed with four 20 mm cannons in its belly and four machine guns in its nose. Night-fighter Mosquitos downed over 600 enemy aircraft during the war.
One of the most remarkable combat aircraft of World War II was the British de Havilland "Mosquito", a fast twin-engine aircraft that was made largely of wood, which excelled as a reconnaissance aircraft, night-fighter, and fighter-bomber.
Whilst the Hurricane and Spitfire took most of the credit as allied combat aircraft of WWII the versatile all wooden Mossie deserved equal acclaim. When it entered service it was the fastest operational aircraft in the world. Over 7000 were built.
Designed and flying because of the belief of Geoff DeHavilland. From idea to prototype in 11 months. Built largely from laminated wood and made in sub assembly form. It was inspired and innovative, stealthy, fast and versatile.