Air Pictorial 1987-09
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M.Bowyer - Comet Bomber Project
The Comet mainplanes would have been retained in the D.H.111 but would have been mid-set. Illustrated is the sole Comet 3, XP915, which formed a step between the Mk.2 and stretched Mk.4
Comet C.4 XR397 which served with No. 216 Squadron. R.A.F. Transport Command. The type's slender fuselage is evident in this view
В первый полет первый прототип "Нимрода" (рег. N XV148) поднял ведущий летчик-испытатель фирмы "Де Хэвилленд" Джон Кэннингхем. 23 мая 1967г.
With is wings set higher on the fuselage, the Nimrod MR.1 more closely resembles the D.H.111's planned configuration
De Havilland Spectre rocket engines (seen boosting a Victor's take-off) were envisaged for the D.H.111 and a family of spectacular fighters for the 1960s
General layout of the de Havilland D.H.111 Comet Bomber
Features of the revised fuselage for the D.H.111 bomber: (1) H2S Mk.IX radar. (2) Fuel tank for 1,100 gal. (3) Fuel tank for 450 gal. (4) The 10,000-lb. weapon, shape simulated but similar to the eventual "Blue Danube" atomic bomb. (5) Stowage for 5,000-lb./6,000-lb. bomb(s). Alternative stowage for 18 x 1,000-lb. bombs, partly tiered. (6) Fuel tank for 850 gal.