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The Mosquito Pocket Manual

The Mosquito Pocket Manual Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review August 2016 Title The Mosquito Pocket Manual
Author Martin Robson Publisher Conway
Published 2016 ISBN 9781844863068
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!