RAF DH. 98 Mosquito 'Special Night' Night Fighter Linen Relic Display

Own an extremely rare original sample of RAF 'Special Night' powder coat night fighter coating on linen from the rudder of a DH.98 Mosquito NF Mk.II by the famous Col. George B. Jarrett - paired with Ron Cole's original composition of this aircraft in action. All combined in this 13x219-inch wall-hanging framed display. Signed & numbered. 

Early in World War II, the Royal Air Force experimented with an extremely anti-reflective coating for aircraft operating at night. It consisted of Mololite, an organic powder patented in Germany but manufactured pre-war in England under license. While it was certainly a very matte finish, it was so rough that it subtracted 23 miles-per-hour off of the top speed of the Mosquito. Special Night was discontinued and replaced by more traditional black and dark gray paints for aircraft in the night fighter role.

This sample of true Special Night was acquired by Col. George B. Jarrett during his service in North Africa and the Mediterranean Theater and was likely sourced from an NF Mk.II of 23 Squadron.

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