De Havilland Mosquito, Vol. 1: The Night-Fighter and Fighter-Bomber Marques in World War II. This first of two volumes on de Havilland's "Wooden Wonder" covers the night-fighter and fighter-bomber variants of the deadly Mosquito. The development of the multirole Mosquito, from its original bomber and photoreconnaissance operational function to that of a night-fighter and fighter-bomber configuration, was initiated by the latent threat of a renewal of the 1940–41 "Blitz." 9" x 9" x .65".