Comet 1 prototype in BOAC livery in flight, 4 September 1950.

Comet 1 prototype in BOAC livery in flight, 4 September 1950.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

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After public demonstration at the Farnborough Air Show in September 1949, De Havilland's Comet 1 put in record high speed proving flights at over 420 mph to Rome, Copenhagen and Cairo. Photograph by De Havilland.

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