The Mk.XVI was certainly the most potent of the war-time Mosquito bombers. Basically, the XVI was a pressurised development of the B.Mk.IX, using the same Merlin 72 two-stage engines to achieve an operational ceiling of 35,000 feet with total confort for its crews.
This 1945 propaganda shot depict MM199, a B.Mk.XVI of the 128 Sqn RAF. This Mk.XVI like almost all of this variant had the bulging bomb bay needed to carry the 4,000lb “Cookie” bomb. One of those crude affairs is prepared here to be send as a “Happy Xmas Adolf” pleasantry.