PR 40

 

The PR 40 was a photo reconnaissance version of the FB 40. Built to provide a stop gap PR capability pending the arrival of the first PR XVI. Converted on the production line from FB 40 airframes.

Powerplants: Packard Royce Merlin 31

Number built:  6

Extant:  No PR 40 aircraft remain.

Mainly operated by No 1 PRU and 87 Sqdn (RAAF)

PR 41

 

The PR 41 was a photo reconnaissance version of the FB 41. Converted from FB 40 airframes.

Powerplants: Packard Merlin 69

Number built:  28

Extant: A52-319 Australian War Memorial Canberra (On Display)

FB 40

 

The FB 40 was a Fighter Bomber version constructed at De Havilland Australia Bankstown.  The Design was based on the FB VI with different equipment and engines.

Powerplants: Packard Merlin 31 or 33

Number built:  212 but many were completed as PR40 (6) , PR41  (28) and T43 (22)aircraft.

Extant:  None.

FB 41

 

The FB 41 was a development of the FB40 with up rated engines. Converted from FB 40 airframes.

Powerplants: Packard Merlin 69

Number built:  1

Extant:  None.

T 43

 

The T 43  was a Trainer version constructed at De Havilland Australia Bankstown.  The Design was similar to the T III with different equipment and engines.  Converted from FB 40 airframes.

Powerplants: Packard Merlin 33

Number built:  22  

Extant: 

NZ 2305 formerly FB 40 A52-19, A52-1053 Museum of Transport & Technology Auckland New Zealand. (On display)

NZ 2308 formerly FB 40 A52-20, A52-1054 Glynn Powell Auckland New Zealand. (Status under restoration to fly.)

FB 42

 

The FB 42 was a development of the FB40 with up rated engines.

Powerplants: Packard Merlin 69

Number built: 

Extant:  None.

FB VI

 

The FB VI was a Fighter Bomber version built in Great Britain.

Powerplants: Rolls Royce Merlin 21,22,23 or 25

Number built:  2,289

38 a/c were delivered to the RAAF in Australia and were mainly operated by No 1 Squadron.

Extant:

No Australian operated FB VI remains.

HR621 (Operated by 618 Squadron RAF). Under restoration Camden Museum of Aviation.

T III

 

The T III was a Trainer based on the Mk II.

Powerplants: Rolls Royce Merlin 21, 22 or 23

Number built:  358

Extant:  No Australian T III remain but TV959 is under restoration at AvSpecs in New Zealand and TW117 is on display at the Air Force Museum Bodo Norway.

F II

 

The F II was a Fighter version built in Great Britain.

Powerplants: Rolls Royce Merlin 21, 22 or 23

Number built:  494

One a/c A52-1001 (ex DD664) was operated by the RAAF for a short time in Australia.

Extant:  This aircraft was converted to components 1946.

General Information

Mosquito Variants operated by the RAAF

PR XVI

 

The PRXVI was a photo reconnaissance version of the B XVI.

Powerplants: Rolls Royce Merlin 76/77 or 72/73. All RAAF PRXVI were fitted with Merlin 76/77 engines.

Number built: 435

23  a/c were delivered to the RAAF in Australia and were mainly operated by No 87  Squadron.

Extant:  A52-600 RAAF Museum Point Cook Australia (under restoration.)