De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito T.3

Immediately after the second Wold War the Belgian Air Force introduced several two-engined aircraft, that necessitated multi-engined training aircraft.
For this role a number of Mosquito T.III were bought that saw initial service with the Advanced Flying School at Brustem;
Quickly this training role was taken over by amongst other the Airspeed Oxford and the Mosquito were modified for the target-towing role.
In this task the aircraft were operated by the 'Flight 600' at Koksijde, where they replaced the Miles Martinet. By 1955 all target-towing Mosquito T.IIIs were taken out of service and scrapped.

MA-1 RAF-Serial: VR333
Built at Hatfield under contract 555/C.23(a) as Mosquito T.III
  • 270545-211245: delivered to the RAF in this period
  • 310747: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: Advanced Flying School, Brustem
  • 000000: TT Flight, Koksijde (B2-A)
  • 130753: Cat.? At Koksijde, Heavy cross-winds, aircraft ran off runway. Olt.P.Flamand and Kpl.H.Debroek unhurt
  • 240454: Struck of Charge
  • 181056: Transferred to Government Properties Administration (Domeinen/Domaines) in Veurne (non airworthy) and scrapped

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito T.3 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Daniel Brackx Collection

MA-2 RAF-Serial: VR335
Built at Hatfield under contract 555/C.23(a) as Mosquito T.III
  • 310747: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: Advanced Flying School, Brustem
  • 000000: 2 Wing-2 Squadron
  • 000000: TT Flight, Koksijde (B2-B)
  • 051154: Struck of Charge
  • 181056: Transferred to Government Properties Administration (Domeinen/Domaines) in Veurne (non airworthy) and scrapped

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito T.3 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Daniel Brackx Collection

MA-3 RAF-Serial: VR338
  • Built at Hatfield under contract 555/C.23(a) as Mosquito T.III
  • 000847: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: Advanced Flying School, Brustem
  • 000000: TT Flight, Koksijde (B2-C)
  • 010953: Cat.? At Koksijde, lost target towing cable on target towing duty
  • 000655: Struck of Charge
  • 000000: Scrapped

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito T.3 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Daniel Brackx Collection

MA-4 RAF-Serial: VR339
Built at Hatfield under contract 555/C.23(a) as Mosquito T.III
  • 161047: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: Advanced Flying School, Brustem
  • 000000: TT Flight, Koksijde (B2-D)
  • 070955: Cat.? Crash at Koksijde
  • 000955: Struck of Charge
  • 181056: Transferred to Government Properties Administration (Domeinen/Domaines) in Veurne (non airworthy) and scrapped

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito T.3 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Jean-Louis Roba Collection

MA-5 RAF-Serial: VR341
Built at Hatfield under contract 555/C.23(a) as Mosquito T.III
  • 120248: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: Advanced Flying School, Brustem
  • 000000: TT Flight, Koksijde (B2-E)
  • 000655: Struck of Charge
  • 000000: Scrapped

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito T.3 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Daniel Brackx Collection

MA-6 RAF-Serial: VR342
Built at Hatfield under contract 555/C.23(a) as Mosquito T.III
  • 120248: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: Advanced Flying School, Brustem
  • 000000: TT Flight, Koksijde (B2-F)
  • 000655: Struck of Charge
  • 000000: Scrapped
De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito T.3 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Rudy Binnemans Collection

MA-7 RAF-Serial: VR343
Built at Hatfield under contract 555/C.23(a) as Mosquito T.III
  • 000248: Taken on Charge
  • 000000: Advanced Flying School, Brustem
  • 000000: 1 Wing - 10 Sqn (ND-A), the aircraft was used for trainingsflights only, to spare the Mosquito NF.30 on flying hours
  • 210350: Cat.5? After a heavy landing at Beauvechain the aircraft ran off the runway and lost its undercarriage in the uneven terrain.
  • 000350: Struck of Charge
De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito T.3 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Beauvechain 210350 - Photo Belgian Air Force

----- RAF-Serial: LR528/6318M
Built at Leavesden under contract 1576/SAS/C.23(a) as Mosquito T3 (Merlin 21 engine)
  • 301243-091044: delivered to RAF in this period
  • 000000: RAF No 1655 MTU/160 TU
  • 100547: Issued with instructional airframecode 6318M
  • 000747: Taken on Charge
  • 000047: delivered to Technical School, Saffraanberg as an instructional airframe
  • 000048: transferred to Technical School, Tongeren as an instructional airframe (after the fire at Saffraanberg)
  • 210350: Struck of Charge and scrapped at Saffraanberg




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