Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito 41 Sp.
This Mosquito began life under a conctract
for Mark FB40s, and it would have been serialed
In the event it was completed as a Mark PR 41 in 1948 and given the new
A52-324. After being in storage for four years it was
sold to A. Oates, DFC to compete in
1953 London to New Zealand Air Race. Since its sponsor was
manufacturer, it became VH-KLG. Unfortunately it ran out of
fuel on the way to the UK to
race, and ditched off the coast of (what was then) Burma.
My shots show it at
just prior to starting off, whilst the lower rare shot by Max Mead
(courtesy of Ron
shows it at Cocos Island whilst en route.