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de Havilland Mosquito B. XVI



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de Havilland Mosquito B. XVI

de Havilland Mosquito B.XVI of 571 Squadron RAF, part of the Light Night Striking Force

The Royal Air Force Museum is Britain's only national museum dedicated wholly to aviation

Media ID 702033

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Royal Air Force World War Two


20"x16" (+3" Border) Fine Art Print

Experience the timeless beauty and historical significance of aviation with our Fine Art Prints from Media Storehouse. This exquisite piece showcases the iconic de Havilland Mosquito B.XVI, captured in stunning detail by renowned aviation artist Charles E. Brown. Originating from the Royal Air Force Museum, this print brings to life the de Havilland Mosquito B.XVI of 571 Squadron, a vital component of the RAF's Light Night Striking Force during World War II. Each print is meticulously produced using the highest quality materials, ensuring a vibrant and long-lasting representation of this legendary aircraft. Elevate your home or office décor with this captivating work of art and relive the rich history of the RAF and its remarkable aircraft.

20x16 image printed on 26x22 Fine Art Rag Paper with 3" (76mm) white border. Our Fine Art Prints are printed on 300gsm 100% acid free, PH neutral paper with archival properties. This printing method is used by museums and art collections to exhibit photographs and art reproductions.

Our fine art prints are high-quality prints made using a paper called Photo Rag. This 100% cotton rag fibre paper is known for its exceptional image sharpness, rich colors, and high level of detail, making it a popular choice for professional photographers and artists. Photo rag paper is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print. If you can afford to spend more on a higher quality paper, then Photo Rag is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 50.8cm x 40.6cm (20" x 16")

Estimated Product Size is 66cm x 55.9cm (26" x 22")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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This evocative photograph captures the power and grace of a de Havilland Mosquito B.XVI, serial number NF311, as it prepares for a night mission with 571 Squadron of the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. Part of the elite Light Night Striking Force, this Mosquito was a formidable weapon in the RAF's arsenal, renowned for its speed, agility, and versatility. The Mosquito B.XVI, with its distinctive long, slender wings and sleek fuselage, was a significant departure from the heavy, slow-moving bombers and fighters of the time. Made primarily of wood, this advanced aircraft was both lighter and faster than its metal counterparts, making it an ideal platform for night operations. In the image, the Mosquito's cockpit is illuminated by the glow of the ground crew's torches, casting long shadows on the tarmac as they prepare the aircraft for takeoff. The engine, already roaring to life, emits a plume of smoke that contrasts sharply with the surrounding darkness. The squadron markings on the fuselage and wings identify this aircraft as belonging to 571 Squadron, a unit that specialized in precision night bombing and reconnaissance missions. The Mosquito's success during World War II is a testament to the innovative design and engineering that came out of the de Havilland aircraft company. This photograph, taken by Charles E. Brown at the RAF Museum, offers a glimpse into the past, transporting us back to a time when the RAF's Mosquito fleet played a crucial role in the outcome of the war.

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