De Havilland DH88 Comet Racer Trench Art Model
A fine example mounted on a sectioned alloy cylinder converted into an ashtray. The de Havilland DH.88 Comet was a twin-engine British aircraft designed for the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race. The type set many aviation records during the race and afterwards served as a pioneer mail plane. The modern features and clean lines of the DH.88, especially in the striking colours of Grosvenor House, the race winner, make it a true design classic. Our model, fashioned from aircraft alloy lacks propellers but this helps create the impression it is really in flight. The cylinder ashtray is 5 1/4” diameter (13cm). The model stands 6” high (15cm) and carries a wingspan of 5.5” (14cm.) Purchased from the same collection as the Spitfire model we have just listed.