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De Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito
Two PR.16 obtained in England, but one crashed on delivery flight in July 1948. Sixty-six (68?) ex-AdlA aircraft ordered from France in February 1951 and delivered June 1951 - May 1952. Six of these were only brought for spares. Order comprised fifty-nine FB.6 and NF.30 (42+19) plus four more PR.16 and three T.3. The first three aircraft arrived 11 June 1951, followed by 9 more by 7 August 1951. 36 delivered by end of 1951.

Four more FB.6, obtained from Nord Aviation, were delivered in May 1952. Fourteen TR.33 were purchased from the Royal Navy and delivered October 1954-55. Three PR.16 were purchased from the Royal Navy in the Summer of 1956. The FB.6 version was used by 109 and 110 Sqns for the long range attack role, being withdrawn in 1956.

The PR.16 version was used by 115 sqn for photo-recce, being withdrawn in ? The NF.30 version was delivered without radar. Some were later fitted with US APS-4 radars for the anti-shipping role. Withdrawn in ? No Hebrew name given.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
    NS811 Nov 1948 PR.16, G-AIRU obtained in UK, w/o 17 July 1948 in crash at Ajaccio, Corsica
    ?   obtained in Canada 1951, overhauled by DHC, w/o 17 May 1951 - lost over Atlantic after departing Goose Bay
2101   NS812 6 July 1948 PR.16, registered in UK 23.10.46 as G-AIRT to V.I.P Association Ltd, Cambridge; H. L. White 5.48; flown to Nice en route to Israel 16.7.48, to D-160, 103 Sqn, w/o 13 Jan 1957
2102   ?? Nov 1948 SOC June 49 or 6 Jan 50
2103   SZ982 20 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 15 Sep 1955
2104   RS531 20 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France
2105   LR303 20 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 26 Oct 1953
2106   RS613 20 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France
2107   PZ199 20 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 29 Jan 1953
2108   TA474 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 5 May 1955
2109   RS652 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 11 Oct 1955
2110   LR264 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 28 Apr 1952
2111   RF906 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France
2112   TE916 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 7 Aug 1953
2113   PZ183 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 6 Aug 1953
2114   RF896 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 9 Aug 1955
2115   ?? 27 July 1951 T.3
2116   RF929 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 29 Nov 1954
2117   RF900 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France
2118   VT585 21 Feb 1951 T.3, from France, w/o 26 Nov 1954
2119   ?? 21 Feb 1951 T.3, from France, w/o 8 Jul 1952
2120   RF848 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 11 May 1954
2121   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 29 Dec 1953
2122   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, conv to T.3, w/o 29 Jan 1957
2123   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France
2124   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France
2125   TV978 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 13 Dec 1953
2126   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France
2127   NT600 1 Nov 1951 NF.30, from France, prototype radar nose, w/o 29 Jan 1957
2128   RF646 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France
2129   NT437 Feb 1951 NF.30, from France
2130   NT226 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 21 Sep 1955
2131   RF608 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 20 Mar 1955
2132   ?? 21 Feb 1951 PR.16, from France
2133   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France
2134   RF828 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 18 Jul 1955
2135   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 29 Jan 1957
2136   RS651 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 10 Jun 1953
2137   RS566 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 4 May 1954
2138   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 14 Jun 1954
2139   NS785 21 Feb 1951 PR.16, from France
2140   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 4 Jul 1955
2141   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 20 Sep 1955
2142   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France
2143   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 23 Aug 1955
2144   ?? Feb 1951 FB.6
2145   RS572 21 Feb 1951 FB.6, from France, w/o 12 Sep 1955
2146   ?? 27 May 1952 FB.6, from France, converted to T.3, w/o 12 Feb 1956
2147   ?? ?? NF.30, from France, w/o 29 Jan 1957
2148   ?? ?? NF.30, from France, w/o 29 Jan 1957
2149   ?? 25 May 1952 PR.16, from France, w/o 19 Mar 1955
2150   NS579 21 Feb 1951 PR.16, from France, w/o 13 Mar 1956
2151   ?? ?? NF.30, from France, w/o 25 May 1955
2152   ?? ?? NF.30, from France, w/o 29 Jan 1957
2153   ?? ?? NF.30, from France
2154   ?? ?? NF.30, from France
2155   ?? ?? NF.30, from France
2156   ?? ?? NF.30, from France, w/o 18 Jul 1952 Chateaudun France
2157   ?? ?? NF.30, from France
2158   ?? ?? NF.30, from France
2159   ?? ?? no info
2160   ?? ?? FB.6, from France, w/o 16 Aug 1955
2161   ?? ?? FB.6, conv to T.3 in France, w/o 7 Jun 1955
2162   ?? ?? FB.6, conv to T.3 in France, w/o 29 Jan 1957
2163   ?? ?? FB.6, conv to T.3 in France, w/o 29 Jan 1957
2164   ?? ?? FB.6, conv to T.3 in France, w/o 29 Jan 1957
2165   ?? ?? TR.33
2166   ?? ?? TR.33
2167   ?? ?? FB.6
2168   ?? ?? TR.33
2169   ?? ?? FB.6
2170   ?? ?? FB.6
2171   ?? ?? FB.6
2171   ?? ?? FB.6
2172   ?? ?? FB.6
2173   ?? ?? TR.33
2174   ?? ?? TR.33
2175   ?? ?? TR.33
2176   ?? ?? FB.6
2177   ?? ?? TR.33
2178   ?? ?? TR.33
2179   ?? ?? TR.33
2180   TW237 ?? TR.33
2181   ?? ?? TR.33
2182   ?? ?? FB.6
2183   ?? ?? TR.33
2184   ?? ?? TR.33
2190   NS742 ?? PR.16, 115 Sqn, w/o 22 Nov 1956 forced landing
2191   ?? ?? PR.16
2192   ?? ?? PR.16
      6 July 1948 PR.16, NS812, registered in UK 23.10.46 as G-AIRT to V.I.P Association Ltd, Cambridge; H. L. White 5.48; flown to Nice en route to Israel 5.7.48, to D-160 with 103 Sqn
    4X-FDG/91 1957 PR.16, NS742, registered in UK 5.56 as G-AOCJ to R. A. Short, Thruxton; to Hurn for overhaul 8.56; to Israel Air Force 1957 as 4X-FDG/91
    4X-FDG/90 1957 PR.16, RG174, registered in UK 5.56 as G-AOCM to R. A. Short, Thruxton; to Hurn for overhaul 8.56; to Israel Air Force 1957 as 4X-FDG(sic)/90
    4X-FDL/92 1957 PR.16, TA614, registered in UK 5.56 as G-AOCN to R. A. Short, Thruxton; to Hurn for overhaul 8.56; to Israel Air Force 1957 as 4X-FDL/92

References:

  • Air Enthusiast No.83
  • Spitfires Over Israel
  • Wings Over Suez



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