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DVD Number: 1
Slide Number: 00005
Image Location: 58 1, T19 67
Tail Number: MM345
Plane Type: Mosquito MK XV
Picture Type: AC parked
Info on Slide: Also 03003
Unit Info: 25BG (R) 653BS
Description: A very bright Mosquito of the 25thBG (R) - 653rdBS. These aircraft were adopted in late October 1944 for 'Chaff' dispensing. Used to block enemy radar, 'Chaff' was the code-name for metalic foil strips that were released to confuse radar by disrupting the signal. These Mosquitos were used especially for the task of flying ahead of bomber formations to aid their arrival safely over the target. The bright red tail was adopted to avoid some friendly fighter pilots from mis-identifying them as Me410's, that had a very similar shape. (This aircraft should be recorded as Mosquito PRXVI?) [same as #04537] **
Photographer: Astrella
Book: WE 125
Nationality: British
Location: England, Watton
Year: 1944
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Image Path: /Galley 1