De Havilland DH.106 Comet

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De Havilland DH.106 Comet
Helijah hangar
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View of the cockpit
View of the cockpit
Type Airliner, Historical aircraft
Configuration Low wing aircraft, Monoplane aircraft, Retractable gear aircraft, Tricycle landing gear aircraft
Propulsion Quadjet (Jet aircraft, Four-engine aircraft)
Manufacturer de Havilland
Author(s) Emmanuel Baranger
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Status Beta
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 Systems Stars-1.png
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 Website The website for the De Havilland DH.106 Comet developments.
Download Download the aircraft package.

The de Havilland DH.106 "Comet" was the world's first commercial jet airliner. Developed and manufactured by de Havilland at its Hatfield Aerodrome in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, the Comet 1 prototype first flew in 1949. It featured an aerodynamically clean design with four de Havilland Ghost turbojet engines buried in the wing roots, a pressurised cabin, and large square windows. For the era, it offered a relatively quiet, comfortable passenger cabin and was commercially promising at its debut in 1952[1]. The FGAddon Comet is based on the Comet Model 4.

Specifications (Comet 4)[2]

Max Take-Off Wt. 162,000 lbs
Max Landing Wt.
Empty Wt. 75,424 lbs
Max payload 20,286 lbs
Maximum Speed
Normal Cruising Speed 450 kts
Vfe (max flaps speed)
Approach Speed 124 kts
Landing Speed
Stall Speed
Service Ceiling 42,000 feet
13000 m
Range 4,000 nm
Landing Distance
Take-off Distance

Basic procedures