TJ118 at The Mosquito Aircraft Museum

 

The fuselage of TJ118 has recently been acquired by the Mosquito Aircraft Museum. The museum also holds the nose of TJ118, which was removed from the fuselage in the early 1960's and sectioned for use in the interior cockpit scenes of 633 Squadron. The sectioned nose was also used in the cockpit scenes of Mosquito Squadron.

Although originally laid down as a B.35, the museum plans to restore the airframe as a PR.XVI.

I have still not seen the nose section of TJ118 (hint!), however I have now received some images of the nose from Robert Rushton.

 

8th June 2000

TJ118 fuselage. Note that the canopy frame on top of the fuselage belongs to TA122! TJ118 fuselage from cockpit area back. Note that the canopy frame on top of the fuselage belongs to TA122!
 

18th July 1999

TJ118 fuselage front view. The fuselage has been removed from the cockpit at about mid-wing
TJ118 fuselage front view. The fuselage has been removed from the cockpit at about mid-wing.
TJ118 fuselage front left view TJ118 fuselage front left view. The point at which the nose and fuselage were separated can be more clearly seen in this photograph.
TJ118 fuselage side view TJ118 fuselage side view. Why the fuselage has NS710 stenciled on it, I don't know! Maybe someone in the know can tell me...
TJ118 fuselage, view from rear starboard quarter TJ118 fuselage, view from rear starboard quarter.
 

5th August 1993

TJ118 sectioned nose, view from the front of the nose. TJ118 sectioned nose, view from the front of the nose. Image courtesy of Robert Rushton.
TJ118 sectioned nose, view from front quarter. TJ118 sectioned nose, view from front quarter. Image courtesy of Robert Rushton.
TJ118 sectioned nose, view of the instrument panel. TJ118 sectioned nose, view of the instrument panel. Image courtesy of Robert Rushton.