The British twin-engined de Havilland DH.88 Comet was built specifically as a racing aircraft in 1934 to take part in the MacRobertson Air Race.Only five were ever built and one of them, G-ACSS Grosvenor House, went on to win the race. Oxford Aviation enthusiasts will recall this livery which launched our 1:72 scale replica of the Comet. We have previously modelled this one in its original state, named G-ACSP ‘Black Magic’ which also took part in the race. It was owned and flown by Jim and Amy Mollison and was the first to take off on 20th October 1934 and landed safely in Baghdad and then Karachi. ‘Black Magic was subsequently sold to Portugal for a projected flight from Lisbon to Rio.
Re-registered CS-AAJ and renamed Salazar, it made various flights from London to Lisbon, setting a time of 5hrs. 17 min in July 1937. It was subsequently re-discovered 40 years on in a dilapidated state in Portugal in 1979 and returned to England for restoration to its former Black Magic identity and black/red livery. It is being restored by the Comet Racer Project Group based at Derby Airfield.
Here you see the aircraft as flown in Portuguese ownership but still wearing its dramatic black colour scheme with red graphics and sporting the Portuguese flag on each side of the tailfin. Its CS-AAJ identity is printed in bright red on both the upper and lower wings. The model is enhanced with lots of silver trim. Note too the extended and retracted undercarriage feature.
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As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
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Rest of the World: £6.95
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You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850