Aeroplane Monthly 1974-10
-
P.Birtles - The Comet racers
Hubert Broad landing the prototype D.H.88 Comet at Hatfield after its first flight on September 8, 1934.
The prototype Comet under construction at Hatfield in 1934. Note the D.H.71 hanging in the roof.
The prototype Comet, flown by Hubert Broad for the benefit of Flight’s camera. The French-designed Ratier variable pitch propellers are not yet fitted.
The fifth Comet, G-ADEF, named Boomerang.
Comet G-ACSR, renamed Reine Astrid, was later sold to France as F-ANPY.
Another view of the Portuguese Comet, Salazar
Comet G-ACSR, renamed Reine Astrid, was later sold to France as F-ANPY.
The prototype Comet, flown by Hubert Broad for the benefit of Flight’s camera. The French-designed Ratier variable pitch propellers are not yet fitted.
G-ACSS Grosvenor House, No 34, the Comet flown by C. W. A. Scott and T. Campbell Black, the ultimate winners of the event.
View of the prototype with Class B markings, E.1, at Hatfield in September 1934.
Вместе со своим мужем Джимом Моллисоном Эми Джонсон в 1934 году приняла участие в гонках Mac-Robertson Race. Самолет супругов DH.88 Comet, подобный показанному на снимке, сошел с трассы в Аллахабаде.
View of the prototype with Class B markings, E.1, at Hatfield in September 1934.
Black Magic faces the Press and well wishers at the start of the "Great Race" from Mildenhall on the morning of October 20, 1934.
D.H. Comet G-ACSR, No 19, flown by Cathcart Jones and Ken Waller in the Australian race for its owner, Bernard Rubin.
The Portuguese Government’s Comet CS-AAJ, ex G-ACSP, Black Magic, last heard of when flown from Hatfield to Lisbon in July 1937.
G-ACSS, renamed Australian Anniversary, seen at Croydon having flown Gravesend-Sydney-Blenheim (NZ)-Croydon in 10 days 21hr 22min, a record still unbeaten.
At Brooklands in 1938 when it was flown in that years' King's Cup air race by Ken Waller.
The cockpit of a Comet showing the restricted tandem seating.
De Havilland DH 88 Comet
The prototype Comet under construction at Hatfield in 1934. Note the D.H.71 hanging in the roof.