Aeroplane Monthly 1984-02
In his article on the Dornier Komet, John Stroud makes a passing reference to the Komet I tested in the UK as J7276. The enclosed photograph of it at Martlesham Heath during those trials may be of interest. The picture is dated September 12, 1924, but this is not necessarily the date that it was taken.
The photograph supplements our Preservation Profile on Super marine Spitfire Mk XIV G-MXIV/NH749. It was sent in by Spitfire historian Peter R. Arnold, and we were only just too slow to incorporate it into the Profile. It shows NH749 as it was discovered at Patna in 1977.