Stars & Garters
Lady White Rose
A tough, but fast airplane
The Lady White Rose
Customized de Havilland BMk IV Mosquito [Str: 5, Body: 7, EV: 8, Flight: 9, Radio Communication: 10, R#: 2]
The Lady White Rose is Rip Scarlett’s customized de Havilland Mosquito. Although classed as a bomber, Rip had the bomb bay doors removed and more of the plane converted to hold additional passengers and cargo. With a small rear cargo ramp and the addition of a machine gun turret just a little back from the center of the plane, and one at the front, The Lady White Rose makes an impressive attack aircraft. Rip has upgraded the planes radio systems, giving his Mosquito a much larger range. Rip also keeps a record player and a selection of records on hand for long journeys.
The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft that served during the Second World War and the postwar era. It was known affectionately as the “Mossie” to its crews and was also nicknamed “The Wooden Wonder”. It saw service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and many other air forces in the European Theatre, the Pacific Theatre of Operations and the Mediterranean Theatre.
Originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, the Mosquito was adapted to many other roles during the air war, including: low to medium altitude daytime tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, pathfinder, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, intruder, maritime strike aircraft, and fast photo-reconnaissance aircraft. It was also used by the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) as a transport.