Mosquito Zappers

The Mosquito bomber was a major departure from ‘modern’ aircraft construction in 1940 – it was built almost entirely of wood. More than that, it was completely unarmed which would be completely unheard of in the current times.

When Geoffery De Havilland approached the Air Ministry with his proposed unarmed wooden bomber, they were completely unimpressed.

Sir Wilfred Freeman issued an order for a prototype and ‘The Wooden Wonder’ or ‘Freemans Folly’ as it had been called was conceived and born at Salisbury Hall, a very old manor house complete with moat, about 5 miles from the De Havilland factory and headquarters at Hatfield.