By Brian Rivas
An insight into the design, construction and operation of the worlds first jet airliner
The beautiful de Havilland Comet was the world's first jet airliner. Its inaugural passenger-carrying flight in 1952 heralded a new era of luxurious air travel that was the envy of the world, but a series of tragic accidents saw its lead lost to the Americans with their Boeing 707.
Brian Rivas examines the design and operation of the Comet in civil and military service, including its later development the Nimrod, and offers a detailed close-up look at its construction.
Fascinating insights are also given into the investigation of the fatal Comet crashes.
A highly detailed and extensive manual, that is enjoyable and informative reading for even the most casual fans of Comet or Nimrod aircraft.
An excellent history of the world's first jet airliner, with many interesting illustrations.