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Mosquito A52-600

The restoration of the RAAF Museum's de Havilland Mosquito PR Mk XVI, A52-600, is now underway. The aircraft is the only surviving RAAF-operated Mosquito with a wartime operational history, and the only PR Mk XVI left anywhere in the world.

Volunteers have made a start on the project, beginning with a parts inventory that will enable further planning of the project. Because of its construction, condition and the fact that portions of the aircraft are missing or completely disassembled, this aircraft presents very special challenges. Fortunately, while considerable restoration will be required, the Museum should be able to provide answers to most of the questions that will arise on the basis of photos taken at various stages during the aircraft's life, drawings, manuals and written descriptions.

If you believe you may have parts that are useful to the restoration team, please email the Museum at raafmus@ozemail.com.au or phone us on (03) 9256 1300 during business hours.

With its all-wood construction, this project has required all-new skills for our restoration team, so if you are interested in helping out, visit the volunteers page and please contact us at the Museum.

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