The Boys' Own Book of Aeroplanes

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Were the wing nacelles for fuel or an aerodynamic thing?

“Anti-shock” bodies for area ruling. (aka Küchemann carrots)

Edit: Hmm…although maybe not in this case as the area rule dates from 1952, as does the Comet, and the Comet probably wasn’t fast enough for transonic drag to be an issue, so more likely fuel tanks. Plus, thinking about it, on a straight wing aircraft anti-shock bodies not going to be required.

Too many beers.

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Maybe extra luggage holders, like roof boxes for cars. Or coffin spaces.

Comet 3/4 , fuel tanks for the range.

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Yep. I think myself and Pete had in-mind things like the mildly batshit Convair 990A -

At 650 - 700kt the shock bodies make sense.

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Love the Convair 990. Even stationary it looked like it was going like the clappers… Bit like the Mk2 Astra.

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The 990 was pretty much the fastest sub-sonic passenger plan built, I think?

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Probably higher tax band for emissions :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Needs a VW badge photoshopped on the nose.

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Beastie Boys would nick it though

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My favourite jet passenger airplane, a thing of beauty

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Mine…

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Beautiful livery also

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Always loved the Comet with the engines buried in the wings:

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Lockheed Constellation in TWA livery. When air travel had class.

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What airport is that? Love the look of the terminal building

Don’t know. I was just about to add a comment regarding the terminal myself :slightly_smiling_face: