Canadian Mosquito Bomber and United States Army observation plane are demonstrated
Canada Date:1942 Duration:1 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
Canadian De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito aircraft is shown to the public for the first time, in Canada. Air Force officers stand near the aircraft. British test pilot Geoffrey Raoul de Havilland Jr., son of the famed British aviation pioneer and aircraft designer, pilots the airplane in a demonstration flight. The plane taxis for takeoff. De Havilland circles and buzzes the field several times to demonstrate its speed and maneuverability. At one point, he feathers the right engine and demonstrates its excellent single-engine flight characteristics. Complete change of scene, to the United States and a snow-covered air field where a Stinson model 76 observation aircraft (registered NX27772) demonstrates its extreme short takeoff and steep climb capability, with pilot and observer aboard. Aerial view of the airplane maneuvering aloft and then landing in the snow, whereupon, it spins about in a 180 degree turn and immediately takes off, again, in very short distance and steep climb. (Note: Two Stinson models 76, NX27771 and this one, NX27772, were the final prototypes for the L-5 Sentinal airplane, as it was named, when delivered to the U.S. Army.)
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