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De Havilland Comet 1949-97 (all marks) : An insight into the design, construction and operation of the
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Launched amid a blaze of British pride and technology, 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, smooth and quiet air travel that was the envy of the world.