The Mosquito Pocket Manual Book Review
|Date of Review||August 2016||Title||The Mosquito Pocket Manual|
|Format||160 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$15.00|
De Havilland Mosquito enthusiast? Check out Mosquito Pocket Manual from Conway – a “sister imprint” of Osprey Publishing.
Author Martin Robson’s compact compendium commences with the almost obligatory history of Mosquitos in operational service. It subsequently segues to design & trials, pilot notes, and “tactical/operations”.
Coverage includes excerpts from official manuals, combat tactics and more – even notes on pilot “physical fatigue”!
Seeking cockpit and instrument panel details? They’re here. “Tiger Force” Pathfinding Squadron information? Yep. Official performance specs? Ditto.
Did you know that stalling – with flaps down – occurred at 112 mph IAS? Remember that as you shield Albion’s skies from Hitler’s hordes!
Toss this tiny tome into your lunch box. Slip it into a cargo pocket. Hide it behind a Playboy magazine.
And when your significant other asks why you go ga-ga over de Havilland’s wartime wooden wonder, whip it out!
My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!