De Havilland "D.H. 88 Comet Racer" - 1399

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De Havilland "D.H. 88 Comet Racer"

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

Apart from the retractable undercarriage, wing flaps and variable pitch propellers, the D.H. 88 "Comet" claimed fame when it won the Air Race to Australia in 1934. Piloted by Charles Scott and Tom Campbell-Black, the "Comet" flew the 11,700 miles in just 71 hours. This Aifix kit model can therefore be justly included in a collection of famous aircraft. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as De Havilland 88 'Comet' Racer from De Havilland "D.H. 88 Comet Racer".

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as de Havilland 88 Comet Racer from De Havilland 88 'Comet' Racer.


Airfix Series (first appearance): 1
First Issued: 1957

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 16: Adam Tooby

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 1399
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 1399
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 1399
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 1399
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 93
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 93
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 93
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 93
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 93
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 01013-9
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 01013-9
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 01013-9
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 01013-9
2010 Edition Ref: A01013
2011 Edition Ref: A01013
2012 Edition Ref: A01013A
2013 Edition Ref: A01013A
2014 Edition Ref: A01013A
2015 Edition Ref: A01013B

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