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SAS~vampire_pilot

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DH88 "Comet"
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:11:21 AM »

Next in my BAT 3.5 skin collection is the Comet.
The G-ACSS Grosvenor House, winner of the 1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race from the United Kingdom to Australia in 71 hours 18 seconds, is the default skin.

Here are her sisterships and some wardrobe change for your pleasure:


G-ACSP, Black Magic Jim Mollison and his wife Amy were both famous aviators in their own right and had earned the nickname "the flying sweethearts". After a repair in Karachi, they had to continue with unsuitable fuel provided by the local bus company, a piston seized and an oil line ruptured, ending their race in Allahabad with broken engines.


The third Comet, G-ACSR had been painted in British racing green by Bernard Rubin who was a successful motor race driver. They were the fourth aircraft to reach Melbourne, in a time of 108 h 13 min 45 s.


Black Magic was later sold to Portugal as Salazar and is currently awaiting restoration.


After returning to Britain, G-ACSS was evaluated by the Air Ministry and later sold again in 1937...


... to A. E. Clouston and participated in more racing action.


G-ACSS in Australia Centenary livery in 1938




Two DH.88 were sold to France, doing some racing and postal duties.

enjoy:)

D/L
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ox7jolzf2g173zx/DH88Comet.zip
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Re: DH88 "Comet"
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 08:09:41 AM »

An Air Racing, Its a Air Race War,  :D :D :D


Best Regards KT503
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Re: DH88 "Comet"
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 08:59:52 AM »

Many thanks for sharing,  8)
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Re: DH88 "Comet"
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 02:48:35 AM »

I've admired one of these at the Shuttleworth Collection. One of the most beautiful aircraft ever produced in my opinion. a pinnacle of the 1930's design aesthetic.
Your great skins of yours compliment it!
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Re: DH88 "Comet"
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 09:56:26 AM »

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