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One of the most potent versions of the famous De Havilland Mosquito the FBVI matched the high speed bombing capability of the early glass-nosed bomber variants with the cannon and machine gun punch of the fighters, creating a fast and efficient fighter bomber. Operating across Europe and the Far East, the Mosquito came to be highly respected by its adversaries. One operator was 418 Squadron RCAF, the highest scoring squadron of all the Canadian units flying with the RAF. Flying long range intruder and ranger sorties over occupied Europe, by day and by night, the squadron often intercepting transport and training aircraft deep over enemy controlled territory. Despite the Mosquitos not carrying any radar, the squadron still achieved a number of victories by night, showing a high level of skill and determination amongst its crews.