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In addition to being an iconic racing aircraft, the Comet was a highly influential design in other areas: it was the first British aircraft with retractable landing gear, flaps and variable-pitch propellers. It would also go on to set more records as a mail plane and serve as an inspiration for planes like the de Havilland Mosquito bomber.
This model includes retractable landing gear, spinning propellers, opening cockpit with room for 2 minifigures, a pilot and a copilot. 414 pieces.
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11/7/2013 - 100 supporters
DH.88 Comet in the colors of G-ACSP "Black Magic"
DH.88 Comet G-ACSS "Grosvenor House" with pilots CWA Scott (left) and Tom Campbell Black (right), posing with the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race trophy.
"Black Magic" showing extended landing gear, starboard-hinged canopy, and pilots Jim and Amy Mollison seated in tandem.
For more information about the MacRobertson Air Race, including a map of the route, pictures of some of the planes and pilots, and other cool items from the race, visit the website of the State Library of New South Wales!
Disney "Planes" Bulldog version