Training Sortie

This is one of my earliest paintings showing de Havilland Mosquito T111 RR299, the Mosquito one of the fastest aircraft of its time was designed by Ronald Eric Bishop, the first prototype, W4050 was secretly designed and built at Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire (now the home of The de Havilland Aircraft Museum). The aircraft was a trail blazer at its time due to the lightweight construction of laminated wood and the combination of two powerful Merlin engines. The ‘Wooden Wonder’ as it became known was made in various locations and a total of 7,181 were constructed. At the time of this posting two newly constructed Mosquito aircraft are flying one in New Zealand the other in America. Despite being almost my first real aircraft painting I am not sure if I could do any better today !

Available as an A3 de Havilland Museum digital print and an A6 greeting card

Training Sortie