Aviation Photo #1588547: De Havilland DH-106 Comet 3 - BOAC


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  • R.A.Scholefield
    BOAC
    De Havilland DH-106 Comet 3
    De Havilland DH-106 Comet
    De Havilland DH-106 Comet
    De Havilland
    06100
    G-ANLO
    Farnborough
    England
    United Kingdom
    September 11, 1954
  • 546

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October 03, 2009
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The sole Comet 3 displays to the 1954 SBAC show crowds at Farnborough wearing BOAC titles.
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Comments (26)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Classic and nostalgic !
Anonymous
5 years ago
Pictures of this aircraft flying are very rare! Well done and thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
5 years ago
She's beautiful, isn't she? Like a science fiction concept of an amazing flying machine from a distant future. Even today, the Comet looks breathtaking - and this is a particularly lovely photo of her as well.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Ohhh! 5 stars! Beauty beauty beauty!
Anonymous
5 years ago
What a wonderful picture!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Incredible Aerodynamics.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful and yet so so tragic. Every time I work a piece of metal to break it apart I think of this one airplaine.
Anonymous
5 years ago
There's something scary about this airplane, like if you ran into an alien on the street... odd!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Why "she"..?
anyway Lovely picture...!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great photogaph of a beautifully designed aircraft. I flew on one of the Aerolineas Argentinas Comet-4C April '65 from EZE to what is now JFK. Two stops: Sao Paulo for passengers and Port of Spain for breakfast and fuel. It was a fantastic trip!!! I miss seeing this plane!
Anonymous
4 years ago
The light beautifully captures the shape and form of the Comet's wings and fuselage. An iconic 50's aircraft showing off it's classic lines to great effect
Anonymous
4 years ago
The aeroplane setting the standards... and the nose shape is rediscovered at the Do728 / SSJ100 / B787...
Anonymous
4 years ago
For the person from Mexico - Planes, ships etc. are referred to as "she", since they "carry" people just like a woman carries a baby. Great picture of a great plane!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Fine picture.
But, somehow, there
Anonymous
4 years ago
Historical value
Anonymous
3 years ago
Absolutely beautiful, haunting almost.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nostalgic,tragic and mysterious. A perfect capture. Only 1 Comet 3 was built!?
Anonymous
3 years ago
What's going on with the bottom of the wings? Are those speed brakes?
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great photo. It's clear where Boeing got its 787 nose design from.
Anonymous
2 years ago
The past always present,,
Great Shot for great plane
Anonymous
2 years ago
Does anybody know what happened to this airframe? Was it broken or did dH reinforce it and make it a Comet 4? The history of the Comet is as fascinating as they come. It has triumph and tragedy intertwined!
Anonymous
2 years ago
That almost looks unreal
Anonymous
1 year ago
Beautiful photo.
Anonymous
1 year ago
Very classic and beautiful... but the 787 nose and other things on it came from the drawing of the Dornier 728...
Anonymous
1 year ago
Old picture but a good one!!!
Anonymous
5 months ago
Wow, on my 6th birthday too..plan to go this summer for one last trip (last one in 2000). Remember seeing Comets over our house in NY on final for IDL in the 50s so this is really special