The De Havilland Comet was the world's first commercial jet airliner, entering service in 1952. A number of early disasters caused by metal fatigue led to the Comet being extensively redeveloped, but later versions were successful. The RAF Nimrod reconnaissance aircraft was developed from the Comet, and continued in service until 2011.
The Dinky model is in B.O.A.C. livery, silver with white upper fuselage and dark blue stripe and silver windows. 'B.O.A.C.' on the fuselage sides and emblem on the tail. 'G-ALYV' registration markings on the wing and tail. The undercarriage consists of two pairs of metal wheels under each wing, and a single pair under the nose.
In excellent condition, a little paint rubbing on the tip of the tail. In a blue and white striped lidded box which is also excellent, although missing the internal packing piece.
Approx Years: 1954 - 1955
Condition: Excellent, box Excellent
Shipping Weight: 258g
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