Comet

Unseen Images from the Archives

by Bruce Hales Dutton

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The world’s first jet airliner flew for the first time barely four years after the end of World War II, and it was a sensation. It revolutionized commercial air travel. It was the fastest airliner in the world and it inspired a post-war public with its pioneering jet engines and sleek design. Packed with rare and unseen images and memorabilia, this delves into an amazing aircraft from the dark days of World War II when it was conceived by Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, through its design and manufacture and introduction to service with British Overseas Airways Corporation amid cheering and flag waving.

It covers in-depth the tragic Comet crashes, the exhaustive work done on solving the crash mysteries, and its successful reincarnation, both for civil airlines and for the military, as the Comet 4 and eventually the RAF’s Nimrod, the ultimate and final variant of the Comet design. This book also gives the reader a flavor of the excitement of air travel in the 1950s and provides an invaluable reference work to every Comet built.

A limited edition hardcover book with a DVD documentary, The Comet, featuring archive footage of the aircraft in action and interviews with the people who flew it.

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  • Publisher: Upfront Entertainment
  • ISBN: 0993016928 (0-993-01692-8)
  • ISBN-13: 9780993016929 (978-0-993-01692-9)
  • Format: Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Date Published: 2015

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