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http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1953/1953%20-%201325.html
 

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My dear pometablava,

I know also anther early Comet design as a small jet aircraft with
rear mounted engines.
 

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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.
 

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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 .. ???
 

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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".
 

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OK my dears,

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

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

Hummm.... like the DH-108?
 

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... or more the style of the SNCASE X.200/X.201 ( tailless
with rearmonted engines) ?
(from Le Fana 4/1997)
 

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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...
 

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My dear lark,

please recieve my special message,and I think in Airlife book
I found that artist picture.
 

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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
 

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