DeHavilland Comet original vintage advertisement. First seeing commercial
service in 1952, the Comet quickly became a popular choice for Trans
Atlantic flights. However, numerous fatal crashes would lead engineers
to discover a serious metal fatigue in the design exacerbated by
air pressure changes from which the Comet would never recover. The
DeHavilland featured 4 Ghost Jet Engines, a cruising speed of 452
mph, and could accommodate 36 passengers.
This advertisement is based on an oil painting done by Cunlo in
1949 featuring a Comet on the tarmac at night in rich color tones.
Truly a remarkable and rare collectible of aeronautic history.