de Havilland D.H.106 Comet

Airliner

de Havilland D.H.106 Comet 4C, Dan-Air London, G-BDIW, c/n 6470, ex RAF XR398 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The de Havilland D.H.106 Comet is a four-engine medium- to longe-range airliner with a capacity of max. 99 passengers produced by the British manufacturer de Havilland Aircraft Company.
The D.H.106 Comet was the world's first jet airliner in mass production.
Crew4
Passengers78, max. 99 (Comet 4)
Propulsion4 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Avon 524
Engine Power (each)51,2 kN11500 lbf
Speed900 km/h486 kts
  559 mph
Service Ceiling12.192 m40.000 ft
Range5.186 km2.800 NM
3.222 mi.
Empty Weight34.212 kg75.425 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight73.482 kg162.000 lbs
Wing Span35,00 m114 ft 10 in
Wing Area197,0 m2120 ft
Length33,99 m111 ft 6 in
Height8,99 m29 ft 6 in
First Flight27.07.1949
Production Statusout of production
Total Production125
Data for (Version)de Havilland Comet 4
VariantsComet 1, Comet 1A, Comet 1XB, Comet T2, Comet C2, Comet 2R, Comet 3, Comet 4B, Comet 4C, Comet C.4

[Photo-ID: 6679] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
De Havilland DH 106 Comet 1XB, , G-APAS, c/n 06022, Karsten Palt, 2013De Havilland
DH 106 Comet 1XB
Reg.: G-APAS
c/n: 06022
 
last Comet 1 to be completed, ex Air France F-BGNZ, ex XM823, displayed in BOAC c/s
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 6680] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
De Havilland DH 106 Comet 1XB, , G-APAS, c/n 06022, Karsten Palt, 2013De Havilland
DH 106 Comet 1XB
Reg.: G-APAS
c/n: 06022
 
last Comet 1 to be completed, ex Air France F-BGNZ, ex XM823, displayed in BOAC c/s
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 1220] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
De Havilland DH 106 Comet 4, BOAC, G-APDB, c/n 6403, Karsten Palt, 2008De Havilland
DH 106 Comet 4
BOAC
Reg.: G-APDB
c/n: 6403
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13083] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
De Havilland DH 106 Comet 4, BOAC, G-APDB, c/n 6403, Karsten Palt, 2016De Havilland
DH 106 Comet 4
BOAC
Reg.: G-APDB
c/n: 6403
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 6627] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
De Havilland DH 106 Comet 4C, , G-CPDA, c/n 06473, Karsten Palt, 2013De Havilland
DH 106 Comet 4C
Reg.: G-CPDA
c/n: 06473
 
Cold War Jets Collection [Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire]
[Photo-ID: 6626] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
De Havilland DH 106 Comet 4C, , G-CPDA, c/n 06473, Karsten Palt, 2013De Havilland
DH 106 Comet 4C
Reg.: G-CPDA
c/n: 06473
 
Cold War Jets Collection [Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire]
[Photo-ID: 1485] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
De Havilland DH 106 Comet 4C, Dan-Air London, G-BDIW, c/n 6470, Karsten Palt, 2008De Havilland
DH 106 Comet 4C
Dan-Air London
Reg.: G-BDIW
c/n: 6470
 
ex RAF XR398
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 1486] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
De Havilland DH 106 Comet 4C, Dan-Air London, G-BDIW, c/n 6470, Karsten Palt, 2008De Havilland
DH 106 Comet 4C
Dan-Air London
Reg.: G-BDIW
c/n: 6470
 
ex RAF XR398
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 1487] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
De Havilland DH 106 Comet 4C, Dan-Air London, G-BDIW, c/n 6470, Karsten Palt, 2008De Havilland
DH 106 Comet 4C
Dan-Air London
Reg.: G-BDIW
c/n: 6470
 
ex RAF XR398
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]