De Havilland DH 88 Comet. Specifications. A photo.
De Havilland DH 88 Comet - a twin-engine multi-purpose sports aircraft, developed in 1934, the British aircraft manufacturing company «De Havilland Aircraft Company».
A photoDe Havilland DH 88 Comet
The initial design of De Havilland DH 88 Comet aircraft model was of an exclusively experimental character - British aircraft manufacturers set out to create a high-speed aircraft, which was to be tested for the ability to accelerate to a maximum speed of flight, however, the project has been so successful that, in the long run, the aircraft was reclassified in the category of sports aircraft, and it was subjected to serial production.
Sports multipurpose aircraft model De Havilland DH 88 Comet has a high aerodynamic, allowing the aircraft to high maneuverability, excellent handling and the ability to accelerate to high speeds, and, relatively safe for humans aircraft on board.
De Havilland DH 88 Comet photo
In fact, the plane can be adjusted and for private needs, however, a sufficiently large fuel consumption, the high price of the aircraft, as well as a number of functional limitations, did not provide a large demand for this aircraft, which is why, for the entire period of release of British aircraft manufacturers was established only 6 copies of this model.
The aircraft model De Havilland DH 88 Comet has made its first flight in September 1934 years, and if initially all required tests of the aircraft could not finish, then in the future, thanks to the optimization of the fuselage structure, the project has successfully passed the required tests, and appeared among the consumers interest in the aircraft, allowed to put the project on production.
AircraftDe Havilland DH 88 Comet
The cabin of the aircraft De Havilland DH 88 Comet has a fairly compact size. That is mainly due to the need to ensure the aircraft high aerodynamic shape. On board the aircraft can accommodate two people - a pilot and one passenger, however, for a number of structural reasons, the aircraft can not carry on its board of transportation of any goods, even though the use of a sufficiently powerful propulsion system.
The aircraft model De Havilland DH 88 Comet is equipped with two piston aircraft engines of the brand de Havilland Gipsy Six R, each of which has a capacity of 230 hp, which allows the aircraft to reach a maximum speed of flight in 405 km \ h. Large enough and a maximum flight range of the aircraft, component 4708 kilometers, which is mainly due to the presence of capacious fuel tanks.
Technical specifications De Havilland DH 88 Comet.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 1 people;
- aircraft Length: 8,84 m .;
- Wingspan: 13,4 m .;
- Plane Height: 3,05 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 1290 kg .;
- Payload: 1125 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 2415 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 360 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 400 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 4708 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 5900 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: 2 x de Havilland Gipsy Six R;
- Power: 2 x 230 hp
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