The Comet was quite a big deal when it was unveiled in 1950.  Both Popular Mechanics (Popular Mechanics’ deHavilland Comet Cutaway) and Popular Science pulled out all “cutaway stops” to feature this luxurious liner of the skies.

Here, illustrator Jo Kotula tips the Comet to an angle rarely seen in aircraft cutaways.

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Comet Airliner Cutaway 1950

Comet Airliner Cutaway 1950

Source:  Popular Science May 1950

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