De Havilland Mosquito NF Mk XIII

The Mosquito NF Mk XIII was the second Mosquito night fighter to use centimetric radar. It was based on the Mosquito FB Mk VI, and shared that aircrafts ability to carry under wing fuel tanks. This gave it longer range than the Mk XII, allowing it to operate as an intruder and long range escort as well as acting as a defensive night fighter. 260 NF Mk XIIIs were built, entering service in the autumn of 1943. It remained in service throughout 1944 and into 1945.

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Mosquito Aces of World War 2, Andrew Thomas. This volume concentrates on the fighter variants of the Mosquito, looking at their role as a defensive fighter, both over Britain and overseas and their use during the D-Day invasion to protect the fleet. Thomas also looks at the career of the Mosquito as a night intruder over Germany, where it became the scourge of the German night fighters, often being blamed for losses miles from the nearest Mosquito.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (15 April 2007), De Havilland Mosquito NF Mk XIII, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_mosquito_XIII.html

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