de Havilland DH98 Mosquito Prototype
The fast, high-flying Mosquito was for much of the War able to roam almost at will over enemy-occupied territory. Built of non-strategic materials (i.e. wood), it was designed for speed and range as a two-seat unarmed light bomber, unarmed reconnaissance aircraft and long range fighter. Its performance derived from a combination of; careful packaging, an aerodynamically clean shape, a high wing loading, and high power from two supercharged liquid-cooled V-12 Merlin engines.