DH Comet development

Antonio

Moderator
Staff member
Senior Member
Joined
22 January 2006
Messages
3,956
Reaction score
1,332
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1953/1953%20-%201325.html
 
My dear pometablava,

I know also anther early Comet design as a small jet aircraft with
rear mounted engines.
 
You're right hesham, the original DH106 project was a small postal-passenger jet based on the Vampire layout. Lark sent me the original drawing, I produced a sketch from it and Tophe made the beautiful art attached with this post. (It was an example of international cooperative research in the times before secretprojects forum ;))

A canard layout project also existed an was described and illustrated in Air International. Later, the project evolved into a new concept for a bigger airliner jet and that is the DH.106 Comet that entered History.
 

Attachments

  • original DH 106 project.jpg
    original DH 106 project.jpg
    54.5 KB · Views: 485
  • early DH 106 design - Tophe interpretation.jpg
    early DH 106 design - Tophe interpretation.jpg
    20.9 KB · Views: 451
One of the first designs,I think, was for a tailless aircraft, the quite large
wing of the later designs was still reminiscent of this.
Have a drawing of it, somewhere .. ???
 
One of the first designs,I think, was for a tailless aircraft, the quite large
wing of the later designs was still reminiscent of this.

I find this one in an old issue of the "Trait d'Union" (a French magazine) from a 3V drawing first published by "Air International".
 

Attachments

  • DeHavilland DH106.jpg
    DeHavilland DH106.jpg
    135.4 KB · Views: 504
OK my dears,

but the aircraft I meant it ,was similar to tailless Comet but with rear
mounted engines.
 
but the aircraft I meant it ,was similar to tailless Comet but with rear
mounted engines.

Hummm.... like the DH-108?
 

Attachments

  • DeHavilland-108.jpg
    DeHavilland-108.jpg
    183.8 KB · Views: 444
... or more the style of the SNCASE X.200/X.201 ( tailless
with rearmonted engines) ?
(from Le Fana 4/1997)
 

Attachments

  • X-200_X-201.JPG
    X-200_X-201.JPG
    51.9 KB · Views: 473
Hesham ,

What is the source of your Comet info?

One of the first Concepts after the one shown us by Pometablava
was a Canard lay-out with the engines grouped in the tail.
After this came a tailless design and an other highly swept winged concept.
Strange they all beared the same D.H Comet designator...
 
My dear lark,

please recieve my special message,and I think in Airlife book
I found that artist picture.
 
I've been reading Orionblamblam's post about "sourcegrading" and I think I should classify that Tophe's reconstruction I posted here with sourcegrade 2
 
DH. Comet for Japan Air Lines ... ref. The Aeroplane, January 1953
 

Attachments

  • 20230324_164647.jpg
    20230324_164647.jpg
    1.8 MB · Views: 92
From, Comet,the World's First Jet Airliner.
 

Attachments

  • 1.png
    1.png
    355.3 KB · Views: 51
  • 2.png
    2.png
    1.1 MB · Views: 53
AvWeek, 12 Apr 1954:

"Royal Air Force is considering the use of Comet jet transports as aerial tankers for the Vulcan, Valiant and Victor bombers when BOAC replaces them with later model Comets"


Flight, 11 Feb 1955. Following the withdrawal of Comet 1s from commercial service:

"It is also likely that existing Comet 1s will be used as R.A.F. tankers, unpressurized or with a low differential."
 
Last edited:

Similar threads

Please donate to support the forum.

Back
Top Bottom