“What-if?” FROG “Canadian Mosquito” cross-country Racer.

Joined: June 11th, 2011, 9:54 pm

June 7th, 2018, 12:36 am #1

Some Canadians wanted a transcontinental Air Race of their own to rival the American Bendix Trophy Race. A major Canadian brewery stepped up, and the Moosehead Trophy Trans-Canada Air Race was born. It was set to run from Vancouver, British Columbia to Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2,760 miles. 

In 1961, Archibald McKenzie, an ex-RCAF pilot struck gold in the Yukon. In 1965, he put a team together to rebuild a Mosquito Mk.IV with souped-up Merlins and Shackleton propellers. He figured this combination could carry enough fuel efficiently to fly the race non-stop. The airplane, nicknamed “Miss Yukon, won handily at an average speed of 432.67 mph. The pilot was named Viggo Olsen, a Danish immigrant who flew Mosquitos in the RAF
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Joined: June 11th, 2011, 9:54 pm

June 7th, 2018, 12:43 am #2

Apparently there is a limit to the the length of text in these posts. I’ll continue here. The model is OOB except for the Airfix Shackelton propellers.i sanded down the nose glass and painted over it. Sparesbox decals. Brush-painted Future over Testors Flat Red and Flat Aluminum.

I like it.

Adios, Larry.
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Joined: June 11th, 2011, 9:54 pm

June 7th, 2018, 1:51 pm #3

The Moosehead Trophy, sponsored by the Moosehead Brewing CompNy.

Adios, Larry.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

June 7th, 2018, 2:39 pm #4

Congrats on another great scheme !

Good story line too...😉

Cheers, Vic
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Joined: June 13th, 2009, 11:31 pm

June 11th, 2018, 12:29 am #5

Larry, once again a wonderful scheme. Your imagination knows no bounds
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