The Flying Heritage Collection's T Mk.III
The Flying Heritage Collection's de Havilland Mosquito (TV959) is the world's third airworthy Mosquito to be rebuilt since 2012, and it's the second aircraft of its type to be restored by AvSpecs in Auckland, New Zealand.In addition to the three airworthy aircraft of the type, there are approximately 30 non-flying Mosquitos around the world. The largest collection of these aircraft is held by the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre in the United Kingdom, which owns three aircraft, including the first prototype, W4050. As seen here with Mosquito TV959, in addition to all the combat variants the type was also built as the Mosquito T Mk III two-seat, dual control trainer. This version, powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlin 21 enginess, was unarmed and had a modified cockpit fitted with dual control arrangements (whereas the other variants had only a single pilot's position, the crew position being occupied by the navigator/bomb aimer/radar operator).
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Out of a total production run of almost 7800 Mosquitos, 348 of these were T Mk III's which were built for the Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm, while de Havilland Australia built eleven T Mk 43 trainers which were similar to the Mk III's.