NZ2336 at Mapua, Nelson, New Zealand

Rescued by the late John Smith, whose family have appointed the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (OAHC) to work with them as guardians of his remarkable collection.

For many years the Mosquito was stored in a shed with at least 6 other aircraft and apparently taking photographs was quite difficult, hence the shots of aircraft parts rather than the whole in the photos from Mapua.

 
NZ2336 at at an unknown location, date of photo unknown NZ2336 at at an unknown location, date of photo unknown. Image courtesy of Peter Lewis, pvlewis@woosh.co.nz. For a larger (800x491, 109kb) version of this image, click here.
NZ2336 at Mapua, Nelson NZ2336 in outside storage at Mapua, Nelson. Image courtesy of Brendon Deere. Note that these pictures are now 25 years old and that the aircraft is now in storage under cover!.
NZ2336 at Mapua, Nelson
NZ2336 nose side view, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998 NZ2336 nose side view, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 nose underside view showing cannon muzzles, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998 NZ2336 nose underside view showing cannon muzzles, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 tailwheel, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998 NZ2336 tailwheel, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 port engine, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998 NZ2336 port engine, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 starboard main undercarriage, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998 NZ2336 starboard main undercarriage, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 cockpit hatch, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998
NZ2336 cockpit hatch, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 cockpit interior from hatch, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998
NZ2336 cockpit interior from hatch, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 cockpit interior from hatch looking up at the instrument panel, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998
NZ2336 cockpit interior from hatch looking up at the instrument panel, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 cockpit interior showing rudder pedals and control column mounting, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998 NZ2336 cockpit showing rudder pedals and control column mounting, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 cockpit fittings, navigator side, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998 NZ2336 cockpit fittings, navigator side, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 cockpit interior looking aft, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998 NZ2336 cockpit interior looking aft, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 port wheel well, looking aft, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998
NZ2336 port wheel well, looking aft, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 port wheel well and undercarriage, looking forward, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998
NZ2336 port wheel well and undercarriage, looking forward, Mapua, NZ, April 23rd 1998. Image courtesy of Phillip Treweek.
NZ2336 cockpit interior, February 2000
NZ2336 cockpit interior, February 2000. Image courtesy of Mark Wade. Note: To view a large (1486x986, 397kb) version of this image, click here.
NZ2336 cockpit interior, February 2000
NZ2336 cockpit interior, February 2000. Image courtesy of Mark Wade. Note: To view a large (1499x1027, 401kb) version of this image, click here.