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Atlas Editions Silver Classics 7504-011
de Havilland Comet Diecast Model
1949

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
de Havilland Comet   6.75"   7"

The de Havilland DH 106 Comet was the world's first commercial jetliner. Developed and manufactured by de Havilland at its Hatfield Aerodrome, 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. The Comet was withdrawn from service and extensively tested to discover the causes of the fatigue failures. Design flaws, including dangerous stresses at the corners of the square windows and installation methods, were ultimately identified. As a result, the Comet was extensively redesigned with oval windows, structural reinforcement, and other changes. 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.

de Havilland Comet

Designed as the world's first jet airliner, the de Havilland DH.106 Comet was first flown on July 27th, 1949.

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Atlas Editions Silver Classics

The Atlas Editions "Silver Classics" range presents beautiful, silver-plated diecast models of civilian aircraft in 1:200 scale.

Atlas Editions "Silver Classics" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Silver-plated diecast metal construction.
  • Realistic panel lines and surface details.
  • Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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