Although they struggled to be taken seriously at first, the mosquitos have proven themselves to be a highly effective fighting force and are highly regarded by their pilots.
Dispencing with hyperdrive and life support produced a small, light and highly maneuverable fighter, and the swing-wing design allowed large squads to be carried into battle by federation cruisers. Pilots would joke that they dodn't so much fly the LL-109 as wear it into battle.
Despite being lightly armed, squadrens of mosquitos proved to be a formidable opponent. Formations were often referred to as "swarms", giving the craft its nickname.