DH106 Comet
The de Havilland DH 106 Comet was the first production commercial jetliner. Developed and manufactured by de Havilland at its Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom headquarters, the Comet 1 prototype first flew on 27 July 1949. It featured an aerodynamically clean design with four de Havilland Ghost turbojet engines buried in the wings, a pressurised fuselage, and large square windows. For the era, it offered a relatively quiet, comfortable passenger cabin and showed signs of being a commercial success at its 1952 debut.
A year after entering commercial service the Comets began suffering problems, with three of them breaking up during mid-flight in well-publicised accidents. This was later found to be due to catastrophic metal fatigue in the airframes, not well understood at the time. The Comet was withdrawn from service and extensively tested to discover the cause; the first incident had been incorrectly blamed on adverse weather. Design flaws, including dangerous stresses at the corners of the square windows and installation methodology, were ultimately identified. As a result, the Comet was extensively redesigned with oval windows, structural reinforcement and other changes. Rival manufacturers meanwhile heeded the lessons learned from the Comet while developing their own aircraft.
Although sales never fully recovered, the improved Comet 2 and the prototype Comet 3 culminated in the redesigned Comet 4 series which debuted in 1958 and had a productive career of over 30 years. The Comet was adapted for a variety of military roles such as VIP, medical and passenger transport, as well as surveillance. The most extensive modification resulted in a specialised maritime patrol aircraft variant, the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod. Nimrod remained in service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) until June 2011, over 60 years after the Comet's first flight.

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De Havilland Comet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The de Havilland DH 106 Comet was the first production commercial jetliner. Developed and manufactured by de Havilland at its Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United ...
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de Havilland D.H. 106 Comet Mk. 4C - Manufacturer was de ...
The de Havilland D.H. 106 Comet Mk. 4C was manufactured by de Havilland Aircraft Company Ltd. (UK) in 1959 with Four Rolls-Royce Avon 525B engines.
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Accident Database: Aircraft Crash Details…
There are 12 crash records for the de Havilland DH-106 Comet in our database.
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PBS - Chasing the Sun - DeHavilland Comet
Interview with Matthew Lynn about the importance of the Comet in British aviation ... De Havilland Comet - Marc Schaeffer · DH 106 Comet Site - Martin Painter
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de Havilland DH106 Comet History - DM Flight Sim
de Havilland started work on the pioneering Comet design following the Brabazon Committee's proposals for commercial aviation in 1943. A design for an ...
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de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C Photos | Airplane-Pictures.net
Airplane-Pictures.net: de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C images.
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ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 G-ALYP Elba
A de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 passenger plane, registered G-ALYP, was destroyed in an accident 16 km S off Elba, Italy. There were 29 passengers and six ...
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A de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 passenger plane, registered G-ALYV, was destroyed in an accident 32 km NW of Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU), India.
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This photo shows De Havilland DH106 Comet 4 G-APDC (cn 6404) of the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) at Melbourne/Essendon in 1961.
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1970 Dan-Air de Havilland Comet crash…
The 1970 Dan-Air de Havilland Comet airplane crash occurred on 3 July when a de Havilland DH 106 Comet series 4 jet aircraft operated by Dan Air Services Limited ...
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Three months later, a third Comet exploded over the Mediterranean, and the whole fleet was grounded. The de Havilland D.H.106, Comet The de Havilland ...
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Aircraft type, de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 .... Sir Arnold Hall, a Cambridge University scholar and scientist, and then-head of the RAE, was appointed as the  ...
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The de Havilland DH 106 Comet was the first production commercial jetliner. Developed and manufactured by de Havilland at its Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United ...
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The de Havilland D.H. 106 Comet Mk. 4C was manufactured by de Havilland Aircraft Company Ltd. (UK) in 1959 with Four Rolls-Royce Avon 525B engines.
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One of the first jet transports, the prototype four-jet D.H. 106 Comet of Fig. 16-4 was flown on July 27, 1949. Production Comets initiated the first fare-paying jet travel during May 1952, with the high-differential pressure cabin soon becoming a ...
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Since then, the world has never looked back. In February 1999, the British Post Office included the Comet as one of Britian's great innovations during the millenium. This book also pays tribute to that beautiful aeroplane.
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Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World
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"Breezy and fact-filled history...Mr. Verhovek spins a fine yarn that includes big money, war, sex and power." (-The Wall Street Journal )"Jet Age is a page-turning detective story with characters as finely drawn as those in a work of fiction, and infused with an infectious sense of wonder that drove ordinary men and women to reach f...
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Find the right answer the first time with this useful handbook of preliminary aircraft design. Written by an engineer with close to 20 years of design experience, General Aviation Aircraft Design: Applied Methods and Procedures provides the practicing engineer with a versatile handbook that serves as the first source for finding answers to realisti...
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Dan Air London DH.106 Comet 4C photo taken by Wallace Shackleton - Former Egyptair aircraft. North East Aviation Museum | ID 351096
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The Douglas DC-3 was the dominant airliner in the late 1940s, and it had a top speed of 180 miles per hour. Britain’s de Havilland company, in an act of incredible audacity, were working on an airliner more than two and half times as fast (480 mph). This enormous leap was thanks to a hot…
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Page 1 of 34 - De Havilland Dh-106 Comet - posted in Airplane Development Notices: I am delighted to announce that I have a de Havilland DH-106 Comet in an advanced state of development.For details, please follow this link:DH-106 CometFinal development is continuous now, and I'll update the web site over the next few weeks.Guy.--Guy Montagu-Pollockhttp://www.dh-aircraft.co.uk
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Description de l'avion de transport britannique : De Havilland DH.106 Comet, Transport de personnels, reconnaissance électronique, construit par De Havilland, en 1955, pour Royaume-Uni
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DH 106 Comet 1A windows - posted in Classic: I am trying to resolve an after market decal discrepancy for my Welsh 1/72 Comet kit. I have checked my references and did a search here , but came up empty. Does anyone know the dimensions for the square Comet 1/1A fuselage window? Gary
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Hi Does anybody know why I cant get the VC to show up on David Maltby's Comet 4C these is one included with the panel (there's a screenshot of it on the page) but no matter what manner i install it It just will not show up? has anyone else had this problem? Kindest Regards Hooky
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