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De Havilland DH.88 Comet was designed as a racer for the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race between London and Melbourne (the same race were the KLM DC-2 Uiver won a prize). Three Comets took part in the race and one of them won it. It had two Gipsy Six uprated engines. The type set many aviation records. The experience was used later to design faster aircraft like the famous Mosquito. 

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Comet DH.88

This aircraft has a red livery and British registration G-ACSS. It is a REPLICA of the Comet "Grosvenor House" as it was in the MacRobertson race. This replica with registration N88XD was seen at Flabob airfield, Riverside USA.

Photographed 2014 by Cees Hendriks, (C) Copyright!

Second series photos, photographed November 2016:


 A few plastic scale models exist of the Comet, like the 1/72 kit of Airfix. In 1/48 Heritage has a model and a very expensive 1/32 model is of Marsh Models.

 

 

This walk around page was first published November 2014 by M. de Vreeze; note Copyright!