The de Havilland Mosquito’s lightweight and streamlined wooden frame together with its powerful twin Merlin Mk 23 or Mk 25 engines - driving their three-bladed de Havilland hydromatic propellers made it the fastest operational aircraft in the world at the time of its first production in 1941.
With its crew of pilot and navigator sitting side by side in its wrap-around cockpit affording full 360 degree views, the ‘Mossie’ as it was affectionately known, was one of the most versatile British designed and built fighter/bombers of WWII.
Located immediately below the De Havilland Mosquito’s three fuel gauges mounted on the upper starboard cockpit wall, the Engine Starter Button sat adjacent to the aircraft’s battery and electrical master controls.
The Cockpit Dimmer Switches were located just under the dashboard’s overhang almost directly above - enabling the crew to reduce gauge glare during night flying operations.
The De Havilland Mosquito's Engine Start Button and Cockpit Dimmer Switch both feature the Air Ministry AM & Crown moulded into the bakelite body giving them a production date of between 1939 and 1945 after which the AM& Crown were discontinued.
The Starter Button has a Ref No: CAN 5 5C/540 and the Cockpit Dimmer Switch : 5c/724
The Starter Button spring push action works as it should as does the rotating Dimmer Cockpit Control and both items are in excellent condition.
This de Havilland Mosquito Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit.
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Your De Havilland Mosquito, Engine Start and Cockpit Dimmer Switch, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:
- Original Warbird instrument
- Highly detailed, hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft.*
- Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
- Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
- Removable Magnetic Display Arm
*An upgrade to the larger and more detailed 1/48 scale model is also available for an additional $45 (Click on the 1/48 scale option)
Both the 1/72 & 1/48 scale models are available with wheels & flaps 'up or down' and either the earlier Green/Earth camouflage or later Ocean Grey/Green. The nightfighter 'all black undersides' is also an option. Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.
Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 3 - 4 weeks approx.
Did you fly, crew or maintain a De Havilland Mosquito or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.