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Wing Spar Section - DH98 Mosquito, Engine Mounting, 1943-1945 Object Reg. No: ST 022247

Summary:
Cross-section of a DH98 Mosquito wing spar with engine mounting attached. The British-designed de Havilland Mosquito was primarily made from wood including birch and balsa but coachwood was also used in Australia. The Mosquito was manufactured in Australia by De Havilland Australia in New South Wales from 1943 to 1948. Fuselages were built at the Beale piano factory in Annandale and wings were made by General Motors- Holden at Pagewood. Final assembly took place at Bankstown. Quality control problems at GM-H led to wing failures in flight killing at least four people. Production was delayed and most aircraft were not completed until after the war was over in late 1945. This section is intended to demonstrate the use of phenol formaldehyde glues in wooden aircraft construction
Description:
Cross-section of a DH98 Mosquito wing spar with engine mounting attached.
Acquisition Information:
Donation, 1945
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: bombers, military aircraft components, phenol formaldehyde, plastics, wars conflicts
Themes this item is part of: De Havilland DH98 Mosquito, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: components - wing structures
Model Name/Number: Mosquito; DH98
Manufacturer of Component: De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd, England, Great Britain, 1942-1945

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