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de Havilland DH.106 Comet

United Kingdom (1952)

Detailing the development and operational history of the de Havilland DH.106 Comet Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 9/1/2016; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

Basic Specifications
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United Kingdom
Year: 1952
Type: Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): de Havilland Aircraft Company - UK
Production: 114

Since retired, the de Havilland DH.106 Comet managed 114 completed examples and was introduced with BOAC in May of 1952.

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Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 4
Length: 91.86 ft (28 m)
Width: 114.83 ft (35.00 m)
Height: 29.53 ft (9.00 m)
MTOW: 110,231 lb (50,000 kg)

Installed Power
4 x Halford H.2 Ghost 50 turbojet engines developing 5,000 lb of thrust each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 466 mph (750 kph; 405 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,491 mi (2,400 km; 1,296 nm)


Operators List
Argentina; Australia; Canada; Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Ecuador; Egypt; France; Greece; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Malaysia; Mexico; Portugal; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Africa; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; United Kingdom

Series Model Variants
• Comet - Base Series Name
• Comet 1 - Initial production model
• Comet 1A
• Comet 1X
• Comet 1XB
• Comet 2
• Comet 2X
• Comet 2E
• Comet T2
• Comet C2
• Comet 2R
• Comet 3
• Comet 3B
• Comet 4
• Comet 4B
• Comet 4C
• Comet 5 - Proposed version with wider fuselage and revised wings of greater sweepback; to be powered by Rolls-Royce Conway series jet engines; not built.
• DH.111 "Comet Bomber" - Designed for Air Ministry Specification B35/46; not built.
• Type HS.801 ("Maritime Comet") - Prototypes serving the Hawker Nimrod program for maritime patrol platform in the Royal Air Force.