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Aeroplane Model - De Havilland DH98 Mosquito Object Reg. No: ST 023521

This 1:32 scale model of an FB.VI Mosquito was commissioned by the Museum and built by Harold P. Wood who made most of the Museum's aircraft models prior to 1950. It carries no serial number and is finished in an all-silver scheme adopted for RAAF Mosquito aircraft in Australia after CSIR tests had shown that camouflaged Mosquitoes absorbed heat which accelerated deterioration of glued wooden joints. Mosquitoes with casein glued joints were usually not sent to tropical areas as this glue was derived from cow's milk and proved attractive to insects as well as being subject to mould growth. Urea formaldehyde 'Beetle' glue was used as a substitute for casein.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, bombers, fighters, military aircraft, model aeroplanes, scale models, wars conflicts
Themes this item is part of: De Havilland DH98 Mosquito, Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Harold P. Wood Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: model propeller aircraft - military
Model Name/Number: DH 98
Model Scale: 1:32
Modelmaker: Mr Harold Wood, Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia, 1942?


Sandra Posted on 04 Feb 2010 3:07 PM
Hi I am researching my family history, I have found some photos of the first Kings Cup, and Miss Spooner congratulating the winner (also the winner of the Siggeley Trophy). another of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland and his son in front of a very old looking plane might have letters G - E on the side (rest of letters covered by G de H. & son. another plane that says VH - UNW, and another very old plane, 2 seater, no cover over seats. double wing tiger moth - no markings on plane. I am researching Owen Stewart Chivers - married to Marion Hall (mother Mildred Hall) trying to find any links, any info that might help in finding when the Halls/chivers came to australia would be fantastic -


Discovery Centre Posted on 04 Feb 2010 4:33 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Sandra - Before 1923 each Australian state had its own office for keeping government records, including immigration records. There's a great list of these various archival bodies available online at Archives of Australia: http://www.archivenet.gov.au/archives.html. Post 1923 Immigration Passenger Lists are held by the National Archives of Australia and you can use their online record search here: http://www.naa.gov.au/

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