The L.O.O.T.M. Archive

Lust Object of the Month

October 2010



Back in the 1930s air racing was a hugely popular and romantic endeavor. de Havilland built several twin-engine race planes to fly from England to Australia. They three Comets sported different colors but were almost identical otherwise. Developed and built in an impossibly short 6 weeks, they were among 20 entrants. Two of the Comets finished the race, with the red one, "Grosvenor House," setting several records.

Later, de Havilland went on to use what it learned with the Comet program to build the Mosquito, an amazingly capable and beloved wooden twin-engine aircraft used by the RAF in WWII.

   The LOOTM for October, the de Havilland DH 88 Comet. Enjoy!


A flying model, but displays the purposeful lines and sleek shape of a thoroughbred. http://www.tnjmodels.rchomepage.com/images/dh-88hr.jpg

 

A nice cut-away drawing showing why the long is so long--all fuel! http://www.fine-art.com/members/36681/images/File7465161363.jpg

 

De Havilland DH-88 Comet aircraft picture

The full size aircraft looking beautiful.I believe this is an orignal from the Shuttleworth Collection back in 1987.

Wiki article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_DH.88