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Comet Collection

Background imageComet Collection: De Havilland Aircraft Company Poster

De Havilland Aircraft Company Poster
Poster, De Havilland Aircraft Company, From Mildenhall to Melbourne in 70 Hours 59 Minutes winning the Worlds Greatest Race

Background imageComet Collection: The Blue Comet train

The Blue Comet train
The Blue Comet, an all-steel passenger train than ran between New Jersey and Atlantic City from 1929 to 1941 on the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Date: c. 1930s

Background imageComet Collection: Halleys Comet as it appeared in 1910

Halleys Comet as it appeared in 1910
The course of Halleys Comet across the night sky through April and May, 1910. The next predicted perihelion of Halleys Comet is 28 July 2061 Date: 1910

Background imageComet Collection: The de Havilland DH106 Comet first prototype G-5-1

The de Havilland DH106 Comet first prototype G-5-1
The de Havilland DH106 Comet first prototype, G-5-1 (later registered G-ALVG) with the third de Havilland DH108, VW120, at Hatfield, 27 July 1949. Date: 1949

Background imageComet Collection: The first de Havilland DH106 Comet 4B, G-APMA

The first de Havilland DH106 Comet 4B, G-APMA Sir Edmund Halley, of BEA

Background imageComet Collection: Major Frank Bernard Halford CBE FRAeS (1894-1955)

Major Frank Bernard Halford CBE FRAeS (1894-1955)
Major Frank Bernard Halford, CBE, FRAeS, 1894-1955, President of the Royal Aeronautical Society 1951 to 1952, in front of the prototype de Havilland Comet airliner. Date: 1955

Background imageComet Collection: Halford, Whittle, de Havilland and Walker

Halford, Whittle, de Havilland and Walker
From left: Major Frank Halford, Sir Frank Whittle, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland and C.C. Walker in front of the first prototype de Havilland Comet airliner

Background imageComet Collection: The first de Havilland DH106 Comet 4 G-APDA of BOAC

The first de Havilland DH106 Comet 4 G-APDA of BOAC
The first de Havilland DH106 Comet 4, G-APDA, of BOAC, at Hatfield on the day of its first flight, 27 April 1958. Date: 1958

Background imageComet Collection: Poster advertising Middle East Airlines

Poster advertising Middle East Airlines
Poster advertising MEA, Middle East Airlines, with flights on the Comet 4C

Background imageComet Collection: Cover of brochure for the de Havilland Comet

Cover of brochure for the de Havilland Comet

Background imageComet Collection: De Havilland Comet 4C G-ARJL BEA Airtours London Gatwick

De Havilland Comet 4C G-ARJL BEA Airtours London Gatwick
De Havilland Comet 4C G-ARJL of BEA Airtours at London Gatwick in 1972 Date: 1972

Background imageComet Collection: The sole de Havilland DH106 Comet 3 G-ANLO of BOAC

The sole de Havilland DH106 Comet 3 G-ANLO of BOAC
The sole de Havilland DH106 Comet 3, G-ANLO, of BOAC

Background imageComet Collection: Comet airliner (first in service). BOAC

Comet airliner (first in service). BOAC. c.1949 Date: circa 1949

Background imageComet Collection: Heidelberg Comet 1618

Heidelberg Comet 1618
A comet seen over Heidelberg Date: 1618

Background imageComet Collection: The crew of the first Comet 4 (G-APDC)

The crew of the first Comet 4 (G-APDC) service to New York on 4 October 1958. Capt. J.B. Linton (extreme left front row), Capt. Roy Millichap (centre front row) and Capt

Background imageComet Collection: Advert, Surbiton and Kingston Laundry, Surrey

Advert, Surbiton and Kingston Laundry, Surrey
Advert, Surbiton and Kingston Laundry, Alfred Road, Spring Grove, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey Date: 1897

Background imageComet Collection: Comet August 1921

Comet August 1921
The Earth passes through the tail of an unknown comet, with spectacular aerial effects

Background imageComet Collection: Winchester Comet of 1811

Winchester Comet of 1811
A comet of 1811 as seen at daybreak on October 15th from Otterbourne Hill, Winchester Date: 1811

Background imageComet Collection: De Havilland Comet 4 G-APDA starboard engines BOAC LAP 1958

De Havilland Comet 4 G-APDA starboard engines BOAC LAP 1958
De Havilland Comet 4 G-APDA close up of starboard engines at London Airport in 1958 Date: 1958

Background imageComet Collection: The third de Havilland DH88 Comet G-ACSS Grosvenor House

The third de Havilland DH88 Comet G-ACSS Grosvenor House
The third de Havilland DH88 Comet, G-ACSS, Grosvenor House

Background imageComet Collection: The second de Havilland DH88 Comet G-ACSR ready for flight

The second de Havilland DH88 Comet G-ACSR ready for flight
The second de Havilland DH88 Comet, G-ACSR, ready for flight test just before dark following the pre-race accident

Background imageComet Collection: The first de Havilland DH88 Comet G-ACSP Black Magic

The first de Havilland DH88 Comet G-ACSP Black Magic
The first de Havilland DH88 Comet, G-ACSP, Black Magic, for the Mollisons at Mildenhall

Background imageComet Collection: De Havilland Comet 1956

De Havilland Comet 1956
The Comet is the first commercial jet-liner, carrying 36 passengers at 800 km/h, half as fast again as any other airliner currently in commercial service

Background imageComet Collection: Grandville / Comet

Grandville / Comet
The peregrinations of a comet

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH106 Comet 1A of the Royal Canadian Air Force

de Havilland DH106 Comet 1A of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

Background imageComet Collection: De Havilland Comet aeroplane

De Havilland Comet aeroplane
The De Havilland " Comet" aeroplane, a racing monoplane seating two, with duplicated controls. Date: circa 1936

Background imageComet Collection: Polar Sky with Bears

Polar Sky with Bears
POLAR SKY with aerial phenomena above an arctic sea, polar bears and icebergs

Background imageComet Collection: Tank / Comet Cruiser

Tank / Comet Cruiser
A British Vickers-Armstrong Comet Cruiser tank undergoes tests

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C 9K-ACA

de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C 9K-ACA (msn 06465), of Kuwait Airways at London Heathrow Airport. Date: circa 1966

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH.106 Comet C.2 7958M - XK716 - '8' 'Cepheus'

de Havilland DH.106 Comet C.2 7958M - XK716 - '8' 'Cepheus'
Royal Air Force - de Havilland DH.106 Comet C.2 7958M / XK716 / '8' 'Cepheus' (msn ), at RAF Halton on 22 June 1968 One of at least six large aircraft known to have landed at the rather small grass

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C LV-AHU

de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C LV-AHU 'Centaurus' (msn 6434), of Aerolineas Argentina. Date: circa 1962

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C G-BDIW

de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C G-BDIW, (msn ), at Rhein-Ruhr Dusseldorf Airport Date: circa 1990

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C G-APDB

de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C G-APDB (msn 06403), at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Date: circa 1990

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1XB 8351M / XM823 / G-APAS

de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1XB 8351M / XM823 / G-APAS (msn 06022) Date: circa 1990

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1XB 8351M / XM823 / G-APAS

de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1XB 8351M / XM823 / G-APAS (msn 06022) Date: circa 1990

Background imageComet Collection: DAN-AIR de Havilland Comet 4C G-APDN at Gatwick Airport

DAN-AIR de Havilland Comet 4C G-APDN at Gatwick Airport. DAN-AIR started life as Davies and Newman Airlines after the two founders

Background imageComet Collection: Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet

Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet
Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet Parked at an Airshow in May 1950 Date: 1950

Background imageComet Collection: Messerschmitt Me-163B-1A Komet

Messerschmitt Me-163B-1A Komet
A Captured Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Me-163B-1A Komet on Public Static-Display Possibly in Hyde Park, London, As Flown by Test-Pilot Captain Eric Melrose Winkle Brown, Cbe, Dsc, Afc, Fraes

Background imageComet Collection: Funeral procession for the victims of BOAC Flight 781

Funeral procession for the victims of BOAC Flight 781 / de Havilland Comet G-ALYP, through the streets of Porto Azuro, Elba, on 14 January 1954. Date: 1954

Background imageComet Collection: Convair JC-131B O-53-7791

Convair JC-131B O-53-7791 (MSN 243), (the letter O denotes Obsolete), modified as JC-131B test-bed. Assigned to Aeronautical Systems Division

Background imageComet Collection: Messerschmitt Me-163C Komet

Messerschmitt Me-163C Komet
Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Me-163 V6 Komet Prototype (For C-Series) During Engine Start-Up / Anlassen Date: 1940s

Background imageComet Collection: A Comet tank

A Comet tank, (Tank, Cruiser, Comet I (A34)), at the 2006 Larkhill Royal Artillery open day, on the Larkhill racecourse / exhibition ground. Date: 2006

Background imageComet Collection: Mildenhall Aerodrome - MacRobertson Trophy London

Mildenhall Aerodrome - MacRobertson Trophy London to Melbourne Air Race - taken on the 18th October 1934

Background imageComet Collection: Clyde Cessna with his monoplane The Comet

Clyde Cessna with his monoplane The Comet, lauded as the first aeroplane with cantilever wings in the United States. Date: 1917

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH. 106 Comet 4C XS235 Canopus

de Havilland DH. 106 Comet 4C XS235 Canopus
A&AEE - de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C XS235 Canopus (msn 6473). (A&AEE - Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment) Date: circa 1990

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH. 106 Comet 4B G-APMB

de Havilland DH. 106 Comet 4B G-APMB
de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4B G-APMB (msn 06422), of BEA Date: circa 1965

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH. 106 Comet 1 7610M - G-ALYT

de Havilland DH. 106 Comet 1 7610M - G-ALYT
de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 7610M / G-ALYT (msn 6006). ex BOAC, on the apron at RAF Halton airfield, for use by apprentices as an instructional airframe. Date: 1957

Background imageComet Collection: de Havilland DH. 106 Comet C. 2 XK697

de Havilland DH. 106 Comet C. 2 XK697
Royal Air Force - de Havilland DH.106 Comet C.2 XK697 (msn 06032), of no.216 Squadron. Date: circa 1965



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