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The “gas-turbine powered aeroplane” thread

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« on: July 30, 2009, 12:12:34 am »

Last Monday (27th July) was the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the prototype of the world's first jet airliner — the de Havilland DH.106 Comet.

Although the Comet suffered from a few problems caused by pushing the envelope too far too fast in accordance with the then knowlege about high speed, high altitude pressurised aeroplanes, the Comet began a revolution in air travel that it shared with another British gas turbine powered aeroplane, the Vickers Viscount, and opened the door to the cheap, mass air transport we all benefit from today.
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