TA719 at The Imperial War Museum

 

July 2008

TA719 is displayed suspended within AirSpace at Duxford. The aircraft is hung close to the first floor
	    walkway running around the edge of AirSpace and thus is afforded relatively close-up viewing. View from the front starboard quarter TA719 is displayed suspended within AirSpace at Duxford. The aircraft is hung close to the first floor walkway running around the edge of AirSpace and thus is afforded relatively close-up viewing. View from the front starboard quarter. For a larger (3072x2048, 3.25Mb) version of this image, click here.
View from the first floor walkway within AirSpace of TA719 from the starboard side View from the first floor walkway within AirSpace of TA719 from the starboard side. For a larger (3072x2048, 2.91Mb) version of this image, click here.
View from the first floor walkway within AirSpace of TA719 from the starboard side showing the close
	    proximity of the walkway to the aircraft View from the first floor walkway within AirSpace of TA719 from the starboard side showing the close proximity of the walkway to the aircraft. For a larger (3072x2048, 2.68Mb) version of this image, click here.
View of TA719 from the rear starboard quarter View of TA719 from the rear starboard quarter. For a larger (3072x2048, 3.18Mb) version of this image, click here.
View of TA719 from the rear starboard quarter View of TA719 from the rear starboard quarter. For a larger (3072x2048, 3.27Mb) version of this image, click here.
Close-up view of TA719 from the rear starboard quarter Close-up view of TA719 from the rear starboard quarter. For a larger (3072x2048, 2.79Mb) version of this image, click here.
Another view of TA719 from the rear starboard quarter Another view of TA719 from the rear starboard quarter. For a larger (3072x2048, 2.94Mb) version of this image, click here.
Overall view from the first floor walkway around AirSpace of TA719 from almost directly behind the aircraft Overall view from the first floor walkway around AirSpace of TA719 from almost directly behind the aircraft. For a larger (3072x2048, 2.85Mb) version of this image, click here.
Overall view from the first floor walkway around AirSpace of TA719 from almost directly behind the aircraft.
      This view, taken from further along the walkway shows the scale of AirSpace Overall view from the first floor walkway around AirSpace of TA719 from almost directly behind the aircraft. This view, taken from further along the walkway shows the scale of AirSpace. For a larger (3072x2048, 3.09Mb) version of this image, click here.
Overall view from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from the rear left quarter. As can be seen from the photo,
      the ground floor of AirSpace is reasonably crowded which can at times give a limited view of the Mosquito Overall view from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from the rear left quarter. As can be seen from the photo, the ground floor of AirSpace is reasonably crowded which can at times give a limited view of the Mosquito. For a larger (3072x2048, 2.67Mb) version of this image, click here.
Overall view from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from the left side Overall view from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from the left side. For a larger (3072x2048, 3.25Mb) version of this image, click here.
Overall view from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from the left side Overall view from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from the left side. For a larger (3072x2048, 3.42Mb) version of this image, click here.
Overall view from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from almost underneath the aircraft on the left side Overall view from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from almost underneath the aircraft on the left side. For a larger (3072x2048, 2.88Mb) version of this image, click here.
View from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 directly under/in front of the nose View from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 directly under/in front of the nose. For a larger (3072x2048, 2.67Mb) version of this image, click here.
View from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from the right side View from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from the right side. For a larger (3072x2048, 3.42Mb) version of this image, click here.
View from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from the right side View from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from from the right side. For a larger (3072x2048, 3.42Mb) version of this image, click here.
View from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 directly the rear fuselage of the aircraft View from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 directly the rear fuselage of the aircraft. For a larger (3072x2048, 2.67Mb) version of this image, click here.
Overall view from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from underneath the aircraft Overall view from the ground floor of AirSpace of TA719 from underneath the aircraft. For a larger (3072x2048, 2.67Mb) version of this image, click here.
 

June 2006

TA719 in a slightly more cluttered hangar 4, 3rd June 2006. TA719 in a slightly more cluttered hangar 4, 3rd June 2006. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 136kb) version of this image, click here.
 

May 2006

TA719 in a slightly more cluttered hangar 4, 21st May 2006. TA719 in a slightly more cluttered hangar 4, 21st May 2006. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 121kb) version of this image, click here.
 

March 2006

Overall view of TA719 showing 'cookie' exhibit, 27th March 2006. Overall view of TA719 showing 'cookie' exhibit, 27th March 2006. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 128kb) version of this image, click here.
Overall view from directly ahead of TA719 showing 'cookie' exhibit, 19th March 2006. Overall view from directly ahead of TA719 showing 'cookie' exhibit, 19th March 2006. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 135kb) version of this image, click here.
 

December 2005

Overall view of TA719 showing 'cookie' exhibit, 18th December 2005. Overall view of TA719 showing 'cookie' exhibit, 18th December 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 120kb) version of this image, click here.
 

November 2005

TA719 close-up showing 'cookie' exhibit, 27th November 2005. TA719 close-up showing 'cookie' exhibit, 27th November 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 103kb) version of this image, click here.
 

October 2005

TA719 in a slightly more crowded hangar 4, view from the front port quarter, 22nd October 2005. TA719 in a slightly more crowded hangar 4, view from the front port quarter, 22nd October 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 137kb) version of this image, click here.
 

September 2005

TA719, close-up view from the front starboard quarter, 24th September 2005. TA719, close-up view from the front starboard quarter, 24th September 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 147kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, view from the front port quarter, 18th September 2005. TA719, view from the front port quarter, 18th September 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 134kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, view from the starboard side, 3rd September 2005. TA719, view from the starboard side, 3rd September 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 134kb) version of this image, click here.
 

August 2005

TA719 with lower engine cowlings removed, closer view, 13th August 2005. TA719 with lower engine cowlings removed, closer view, 13th August 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 148kb) version of this image, click here.
 

July 2005

TA719 with lower engine cowlings removed, closer view of the port engine and nose, 31st July 2005. TA719 with lower engine cowlings removed, closer view of the port engine and nose, 31st July 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 126kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, view from the front port quarter, 3rd July 2005. TA719, view from the front port quarter, 3rd July 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 126kb) version of this image, click here.
 

June 2005

TA719, 11th June 2005. TA719, 11th June 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 139kb) version of this image, click here.
 

April 2005

TA719, view from fine on the front port quarter, 16th April 2005. TA719, view from fine on the front port quarter, 16th April 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 126kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 from the front starboard quarter, 9th April 2005. TA719 from the front starboard quarter, 9th April 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 125kb) version of this image, click here.
 

March 2005

TA719, view from the front port quarter with lower engine cowlings removed demonstrating the lack of engines, 20th March 2005. TA719, view from the front port quarter with lower engine cowlings removed demonstrating the lack of engines, 20th March 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 127kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 from the front starboard quarter, 6th March 2005. TA719 from the front starboard quarter, 6th March 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 132kb) version of this image, click here.
 

February 2005

TA719, view from the front port quarter, 19th February 2005. TA719, view from the front port quarter, 19th February 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 147kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, nose close-up, 6th February 2005. TA719, nose close-up, 6th February 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 104kb) version of this image, click here.
 

January 2005

TA719 back in hangar 4, view from the front, 30th January 2005. TA719 back in hangar 4, view from the front, 30th January 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 122kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 back in hangar 4, view from the front port quarter, 30th January 2005. TA719 back in hangar 4, view from the front port quarter, 30th January 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 132kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 view from the front port quarter, 22nd January 2005. TA719 view from the front port quarter, 22nd January 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 162kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 repainting apparently finished, view from the port side, 15th January 2005. TA719 repainting apparently finished, view from the port side, 15th January 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 154kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 repainting apparently finished, view from the front port quarter, 15th January 2005. TA719 repainting apparently finished, view from the front port quarter, 15th January 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 153kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 repainting apparently finished, view from the front starboard quarter, 15th January 2005. TA719 repainting apparently finished, view from the front starboard quarter, 15th January 2005. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 142kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 repainting in progress, view from the front port quarter, 9th January 2005. Note the addition of the aircraft code letters since December 2004. TA719 repainting in progress, view from the front port quarter, 9th January 2005. Note the addition of the aircraft code letters since December 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 153kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 repainting in progress, view from the front starboard quarter, 9th January 2005. Note the addition of the aircraft code letters and undercarriage doors. TA719 repainting in progress, view from the front starboard quarter, 9th January 2005. Note the addition of the aircraft code letters and undercarriage doors. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 151kb) version of this image, click here.
 

December 2004

TA719 with target tug colour scheme painting in progress, 28th December 2004. TA719 with target tug colour scheme painting in progress, 28th December 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 124kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 with target tug colour scheme painting in progress, 20th December 2004. TA719 with target tug colour scheme painting in progress, 20th December 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 124kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 masked with target tug yellow and black underside colour scheme painting in progress, 11th December 2004. Note yellow undercarriage door in the foreground. TA719 masked with target tug yellow and black underside colour scheme painting in progress, 11th December 2004. Note yellow undercarriage door in the foreground. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 128kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 masked with repainting in progress, 4th December 2004. TA719 masked with repainting in progress, 4th December 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 126kb) version of this image, click here.
 

November 2004

TA719 masked with repainting in progress, 20th November 2004. TA719 masked with repainting in progress, 20th November 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 132kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 partially masked prior to repainting, 13th November 2004. TA719 partially masked prior to repainting, 13th November 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 147kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 6th November 2004. TA719, 6th November 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 150kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 6th November 2004. TA719, 6th November 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x667, 131kb) version of this image, click here.
 

October 2004

Continuing work on TA719 in preparation for repainting, 24th October 2004. Continuing work on TA719 in preparation for repainting, 24th October 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x750, 144kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 16th October 2004. TA719, 16th October 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x750, 166kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 undergoing restoration work in hangar 5 with engine cowlings refitted, 9th October 2004. Note masked exhaust stub holes in the cowlings. TA719 undergoing restoration work in hangar 5 with engine cowlings refitted, 9th October 2004. Note masked exhaust stub holes in the cowlings. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (1000x750, 121kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 2nd October 2004. TA719, 2nd October 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 94kb) version of this image, click here.
 

September 2004

TA719 in hangar 5, 19th September 2004. TA719 in hangar 5, 19th September 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 86kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 in hangar 5, 12th September 2004. TA719 in hangar 5, 12th September 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 91kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 in hangar 5, 4th September 2004. TA719 in hangar 5, 4th September 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 84kb) version of this image, click here.
 

August 2004

TA719 in hangar 5, 1st August 2004. Note primed components in the foregound and missing tail-cone. TA719 in hangar 5, 1st August 2004. Note primed components in the foregound and missing tail-cone. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 87kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 1st August 2004, port nacelle close-up. TA719, 1st August 2004, port nacelle close-up. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 80kb) version of this image, click here.
 

May 2004

TA719, 30th May 2004. TA719, 30th May 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 80kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 undergoing work in hangar 5, 23rd May 2004. Note the addition of spinner mounts since the 9th of May. TA719 undergoing work in hangar 5, 23rd May 2004. Note the addition of spinner mounts since the 9th of May. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 90kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 9th May 2004. TA719, 9th May 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x532, 81kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 following its move to hangar 5 for further work, 2nd May 2004. TA719 following its move to hangar 5 for further work while hangar 1 is reconfigured for AirSpace, 2nd May 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 72kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 2nd May 2004, close-up of starboard fuselage and inner wing from the rear. Note "cookie" in the background. TA719, 2nd May 2004, close-up of starboard fuselage and inner wing from the rear. Note "cookie" in the background. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 63kb) version of this image, click here.
 

April 2004

TA719, 23rd April 2004. A great deal of the aircraft's paintwork 
      appears to have been rubbed down TA719, 23rd April 2004. A great deal of the aircraft's paintwork appears to have been rubbed down. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 81kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 components in hangar 5, 23rd April 2004 TA719 components in hangar 5, 23rd April 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 79kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 in hangar 1 undergoing work, 17th April 2004 TA719 in hangar 1 undergoing work, 17th April 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 100kb) version of this image, click here.
 

March 2004

TA719 with panels from the top of the wings removed - these panels usually cover the flap jack/torque tube arrangement, 29th March 2004 TA719 with panels from the top of the wings removed - these panels usually cover the flap jack/torque tube arrangement, 29th March 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 81kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 port wing radiator and firewall - note the lack of 
        radiator in the wing section between fuselage and nacelle, 29th March 2004 TA719 port wing radiator and firewall - note the lack of radiator in the wing section between fuselage and nacelle, 29th March 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 85kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, general view from the front starboard quarter, 22nd March 2004 TA719, general view from the front starboard quarter, 22nd March 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 87kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 22nd March 2004. Note the various areas of primer showing the recent work on the airframe TA719, 22nd March 2004. Note the various areas of primer showing the recent work on the airframe. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 82kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 14th March 2004, nose paintwork being rubbed down. Note also that the main wheel doors are back in place and primed TA719, 14th March 2004, nose paintwork being rubbed down. Note also that the main wheel doors are back in place and primed. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x533, 85kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 rear fuselage showing new (or restored) tail cone and tail fin fairing, 7th March 2004 TA719 rear fuselage showing new (or restored) tail cone and tail fin fairing, 7th March 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 78kb) version of this image, click here.
 

February 2004

Port bulkhead including new components, 29th February 2004 Port bulkhead including new components, 29th February 2004. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 58kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, new sealing strips along the hinge-line of the bomb-bay doors, 29th February 2004. Note that TA719's paintwork has been rubbed down - perhaps in preparation for a change of colour scheme? TA719, new sealing strips along the hinge-line of the bomb-bay doors, 29th February 2004. Note that TA719's paintwork has been rubbed down - perhaps in preparation for a change of colour scheme? Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 48kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, view from the rear starboard quarter, 22nd February 2004. Note that TA719's markings have been rubbed down - perhaps in preparation for a change of colour scheme? TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, view from the rear starboard quarter, 22nd February 2004. Note that TA719's markings have been rubbed down - perhaps in preparation for a change of colour scheme? Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 66kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 22nd February 2004, firewall close-up showing new components TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, 22nd February 2004, firewall close-up showing new components. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 67kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 8th February 2004. Note that TA719's markings have been rubbed down - perhaps in preparation for a change of colour scheme? TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, 8th February 2004. Note that TA719's markings have been rubbed down - perhaps in preparation for a change of colour scheme? Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 79kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, 15th February 2004. No further work marking work evident TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, 15th February 2004. No further work marking work evident. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 85kb) version of this image, click here.
 

August to December 2003, January 2004

TA719, August 2003, undergoing preparatory work for hanging in AirSpace TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, August 2003, as preparatory work for hanging in AirSpace starts. Note that this aircraft has no engines, and the spinner mounting arrangement can be seen under the aircraft. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x551, 84kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, October 2003, undergoing work in preparation for hanging in AirSpace TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, October 2003, as preparatory work for hanging in AirSpace starts. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 84kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, October 2003, nacelle close-up TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, October 2003, nacelle close-up showing new 'plumbing' installed. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 67kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, October 2003, supported rear fuselage, tailwheel and tail fairing removed TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, October 2003, supported rear fuselage, tailwheel and tail fairing removed. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x565, 85kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, October 2003 TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, October 2003. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 86kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, October 2003, nacelle close-up TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, October 2003, nacelle close-up. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 76kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, October 2003, starboard nacelle close-up TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, October 2003, starboard nacelle close-up showing panel attachment points. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 77kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, November 2003 TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, November 2003. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 89kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, November 2003, starboard wing, nacelle and rear fuselage TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, November 2003, starboard wing, nacelle and rear fuselage showing fuel tanks and wing fuel tank bay. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 75kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, November 2003, starboard nacelle firewall close-up also showing main spar inboard of the nacelle

TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, November 2003, starboard nacelle firewall close-up also showing main spar inboard of the nacelle. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 83kb) version of this image, click here.

TA719, December 2003, port nacelle showing jacking mechanism

TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, December 2003, port necelle showing jacking mechanism. Note spinner attachment mechanism on the floor under the fuselage. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 76kb) version of this image, click here.

TA719, January 2004, general overview, port side

TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, January 2004, general overview, port side. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 82kb) version of this image, click here.

TA719, January 2004, general overview, front starboard quarter

TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, January 2004, general overview, front starboard quarter. Image courtesy of Martin Claydon. For a larger (800x600, 82kb) version of this image, click here.

 

6th April 2003

TA719 front right view TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, front right view. For a larger (1783x1189, 282kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 rear starboard view TA719 rear starboard view. For a larger (1779x1189, 264kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 rear starboard view, slightly closer TA719 rear starboard view, slightly closer. For a larger (1785x1187, 248kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 rear port view TA719 rear port view. For a larger (1779x1191, 249kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 rear port view TA719 rear port view. For a larger (1779x1189, 252kb) version of this image, click here.
 

13th July 2002

TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, view from port near the tail TA719 in hanger 1 at Duxford, view from port near the tail. For a larger (1712x1368, 528kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719, slightly closer view TA719, slightly closer view. For a larger (1712x1368, 511kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 tail section TA719 tail section. For a larger (1712x1368, 547kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 landing light TA719 landing light. For a larger (1712x1368, 533kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 landing light close-up TA719 landing light close-up. For a larger (1712x1368, 252kb) version of this image, click here.
 

5th May 2002

TA719 front left view TA719 front left view. For a larger (1712x1368, 466kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 front left view TA719 front left view. For a larger (1712x1368, 526kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 wing detail TA719 wing detail, note landing lights. For a larger (1712x1368, 452kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 front right view TA719 front right view. For a larger (1712x1368, 559kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 front right view close-up TA719 front right view close-up. For a larger (1712x1368, 444kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 nose close-up from immediately in front TA719 nose close-up from immediately in front. For a larger (1712x1368, 539kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 rear left view TA719 rear left view. For a larger (1712x1368, 549kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 rear left view TA719 rear left view. For a larger (1712x1368, 420kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 nose close-up from front left TA719 nose close-up from front left. For a larger (1712x1368, 557kb) version of this image, click here.
 

Unkown date

TA719 front right quarter view TA719 at the Imperial War Museum, front right quarter view.
TA719 front left quarter view closeup of nose and starboard engine TA719 front left quarter view, close-up of nose and starboard engine.
TA719 rear right quarter view TA719 rear right quarter/side view clearly showing the aircraft's identification number.
 

15th October 1989

Duxford's Mosquito TA719 October 15th 1989, prior to painting, showing the fibreglass cowlings and props Duxford's Mosquito TA719 October 15th 1989, prior to painting, showing the fibreglass cowlings and props. Image courtesy of Len Harvey.
 

Earlier images

TA719 under restoration TA719 under restoration at Duxford. Image courtesy of Buz. For a larger (1752x1198, 290kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 under restoration TA719 under restoration at Duxford. Image courtesy of Buz. For a larger (1792x1190, 313kb) version of this image, click here.
TA719 under restoration TA719 under restoration at Duxford. Image courtesy of Jim Stockwell.
TA719 under restoration TA719 under restoration at Duxford. Image courtesy of Jim Stockwell.

 

TA719 History

Mosquito B.35 TA719 was built at Hatfield in June 1945 and delivered straight into store. It remained in store with various maintenance units with the exception of being flown to Brooklands Aviation Ltd at Sywell for a short period on 9th August 1951 before being returned to store.

The aircraft was again delivered to Sywell on 15th August 1953 for conversion by Brooklands Aviation to a TT.35. On completion it was delivered to 22 MU, saw its first use in its new role at 4 CAACU and from there was issued to 3 CAACU on 30th June 1954, coded 56. TA719 continued in service at Exeter until it was retired on 31st March 1963.

TA719 was flown to Bovingdon for the film 633 Squadron and given the civil registration G-ASKC. Sporting the code letters HT-G and serial HJ898, TA719 flew extensively for the film. Following completion of filming, the Skyfame Museum acquired TA719 on 31st July 1963. The plan was to keep this aircraft airworthy, but it was badly damaged in a deadstick landing at Staverton on 27th July 1964 in which the port wing outboard of the engine was severely damaged, along with the nacelles and fuselage underside.

Temporary repairs were carried out to the aircraft and a dummy wing attached and in 1968 it once again took part in filming, this time for Mosquito Squadron. Suffering even more, TA719 was used to simulate a crash landing during the filming and was damaged by fire in the process. Items from the aircraft, such as the cowlings, were stolen before the aircraft could be recovered to Staverton.

With the closure of the Skyfame Museum in 1978 the Mosquito was moved to Duxford and the task of restoring the aircraft was given to Ron W. Smouton. A new port wing, constructed to the original drawings was spliced on to replace the dummy wing, and the fuselage, tailplane and nacelles were also repaired.

Notes: There seems to be some confusion regarding the exact retirement date of TA719, with both 1961 and 1963 being quoted - can anyone clarify which is the correct date?