Mosquito Specifications

B35 (RAF service Merlin 113,114 and 114A)

Type: Unarmed pressurised high altitude bomber.

 

Dimensions

Wingspan†††††† †††††††††††† 54 ft 2 ins

Length†††††††††††† †††††††††††† 40 ft 4.5ins (tail down)

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 41 ft (tail up)

Height†††††††††††† †††††††††††† 12ft 3.5 ins (tail down)

Wheel track††† †††††††††††† 16 ft 4 ins

Wing Area†††††† †††††††††††† 454 sq ft 42.18 sq m.

 

Engines

Two Rolls Royce Merlin 114A. Or one 113 and one 114

Two stage two speed supercharged intercooled V12 engines.

Coolant †††††††††† †††††††††††† Ethylene Glycol/Water

Capacity †††††††† †††††††††††† 1649 cu ins 27 litres.

Max power Merlin 113/114/114A

†††††††††††† Take Off††††††††† 1,225 hp at 3000 rpm and +18 lbs boost.

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 1,690 hp at 13,000 ft 18 lbs

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 1,345 hp at 27,250 ft 18 lbs

 

Gear change † †††††††††††† 19-21,000ft

Max cruise †††† †††††††††††† 2650 rpm +7 lbs (MS gear)

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 2850 rpm +7 lbs (FS gear)

Max climb ††††† †††††††††††† 2850 rpm +12 lbs

Engine weight †††††††††† 1645/1665 lbs


Propellers

De Havilland (Hamilton Standard) three blade constant speed fully feathering.12 ft diameter

 

Fuel Capacity

100/130 Octane

Fuselage †††††††† †††††††††††† 2 x 46.5 gal

Inner wing††††† †††††††††††† 2 x 65 gal

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 2 x 78 gal

Outer wing††††† †††††††††††† 2 x 24 gal

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 2 x 34 gal

Long Range††† †††††††††††† 121 gal (in bomb bay not normally fitted)

Drop Tanks†††† †††††††††††† 2 x 100 gal Metal

 

Maximum Fuel††††††††† †††††††††††† 816 Imp gal

 

Performance

Max††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 425 mph @ 30,500 ft

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 410 mph @ 17,500 ft

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 326 mph @ sea level

Max Cruise†††† †††††††††††† 379 mph @30,000 ft

Econ Cruise††† †††††††††††† 300 mph @30,000 ft

Ceiling†††††††††††† †††††††††††† 42,000 ft

Range† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Max 1,750 miles with 4,000 lb bomb @310 mph.


Weights

Empty† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 14,635 lb

Max††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 23,000 lb

 

Armament

Total loads of up to 4000lbs:

 

4 x 500 lb bombs or Target Indicators internally

 

500 lb on each wing racks

 

1 x 4,000 lb HC bomb internally.

 

 

Crew

Pilot and Observer (Navigator)

 

Equipment

Mark T1B or Mk III low level Bombsight.

 

 

Construction

Spars † †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Canadian Spruce

Plywood††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Beech and Birch

Panel core material † †††††††††††† Balsa

 

Limited amounts of walnut were also used in sections such as the wing attachment points.

 

Number built

A total of 274 B 35ís were built of which several survive today.