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De Havilland DH 106 Comet. Specifications. A photo.
De Havilland DH 106 Comet. Specifications. A photo.

De Havilland DH 106 Comet. Specifications. A photo.


De Havilland DH 106 Comet - a civilian passenger jet airliner manufactured by «De Havilland» with 1952 years.

Perspectives developed in 1949, the airliner De Havilland DH 106 Comet was widely appreciated throughout the world, in particular, the plane became the first jet airliner capable of carrying on its board a large number of passengers, and to make in this case air travel over long distances, which, in its indeed, it was the impetus for the further development of such aircraft.


A photoDe Havilland DH 106 Comet


The first flight by plane De Havilland DH 106 Comet was carried out in the year 1949, however, given the fact that an aircraft of this type was designed for the first time, the plane was still sent back for revision, and in 1952, the model was officially launched worldwide.

Aircraft De Havilland DH 106 Comet has a high reliability, and very promising for its time flight performance. can be accommodated on board the aircraft, depending on the version and release, as well as interior equipment from 36 to 81 passenger, at the same time the plane itself became designed back in 1942 year, though, from the time before the final version of its design strongly changed.


De Havilland DH 106 Comet photo


The first version of De Havilland DH 106 Comet aircraft was very simple, which in turn is not always possible to implement a comfortable air travel for distances up to 2400 kilometers (version De Havilland DH 106 Comet 1), but, later, the salon has been adapted for the convenience of passengers, and have the latest version (De Havilland DH 106 Comet 3 and De Havilland DH 106 Comet 4), were free to cover distances up to 5190 kilometers (depending on version).

As the power plant, on passenger airliners De Havilland DH 106 Comet (depending on the current modification, and version), used turbojet engines Rolls-Royce Avon, allows you to accelerate the aircraft to speeds of the order of 800-850 km \ h., Which provided the most rapid overcoming distances, and in fact, largely surpassed aviation market, where even turboprop aircraft engines received the first development.

Over the entire period of production, aircraft manufacturers of the company «De Havilland» designed and built four major aircraft modifications, differing mainly flight performance and minor changes in the design.


cockpitDe Havilland DH 106 Comet


The first production version of the aircraft received the name De Havilland DH 106 Comet 1, in this case, there are four used aircraft engine turbojet Halford H.2 Ghost 50 88 total capacity in kN, while on board could accommodate up to 44 people (depending on configuration salon).

After about two years, was a version of De Havilland DH 106 Comet 2, differs from the basic model number of technical characteristics, such as increased speed and maximum flight range, a new, more advanced and reliable power plant and other, insignificant additions. On board the aircraft still could accommodate up to 36 44 people, however, the interior of the cabin has been greatly expanded and improved.

Modification of the De Havilland DH 106 Comet 3 more effective and progressive in relation to the previous versions, in particular, can accommodate up to 76 people on board the aircraft (depending on interior layout), and, the aircraft is able to overcome the maximum distance to 4300 kilometers, while the aircraft airspeed was about 840 km \ h. The power plant has also undergone a number of significant improvements, becoming more powerful and able to develop traction in 176 kN, which is higher than that of modern passenger jets.

The latest version of the aircraft was the modification of the De Havilland DH 106 Comet 4, is an improved version of the third. On board the aircraft could accommodate up to 56 81 passenger, thus, the plane could carry air travel for distances up to 5190 km at a maximum speed of flight in 900 km \ h.

range planes De Havilland DH 106 Comet officially ceased to operate in March 1997 year, while for the entire period of production is known about 114 issued aircraft, some of which at the moment is a component of many aviation museums in the world.


Technical specifications De Havilland DH 106 Comet.


  • Crew: 4 people;
  • Passenger: 81 people;
  • aircraft Length: 34 m .;
  • Wingspan: 35 m .;
  • Plane Height: 9 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 39000kg .;
  • Payload: 32000 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 71000 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 840 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 900 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 5190 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 13000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbojet;
  • Powerplant: 4 x Rolls-Royce Avon Mk 524;
  • Power: 4 x 47 kN.


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