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DH.88 Comet

De Havilland DH.88 Comet Airplane Models

Explore our collection of diecast models of the De Havilland DH.88 Comet - Precision Engineered, Historically Iconic, and Collectible Aircraft Models.

The De Havilland DH.88 Comet was a British twin-engine racing aircraft built in 1934, specifically designed to compete in the MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia. This aircraft is celebrated for its sleek design and advanced aerodynamics, which were quite revolutionary at the time.

The Comet showcased the expertise of De Havilland in wooden aircraft construction, utilizing spruce and plywood to achieve a lightweight yet strong frame. Notable for its strikingly elegant appearance and impressive performance, the DH.88 set several aviation records. Its most famous variant, ‘Grosvenor House’ (named after its sponsor), won the MacRobertson Air Race, making an indelible mark in aviation history. The DH.88 Comet’s legacy as a symbol of speed and innovation, along with its distinctive design, makes it a treasured subject for aviation enthusiasts and model collectors, especially those with an interest in the golden age of air racing and aircraft design breakthroughs.