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Offline elmayerle

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Re: Building Concorde - Tony Buttler - Crecy
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 08:32:48 pm »
Just received my copy from Specialty Press and I agree and concur with all the laudatory comments above.  I was especially intrigued by Dassault's entry which, to my eye, certainly resembles a scaled-up NAA Navaho missile.

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Re: Building Concorde - Tony Buttler - Crecy
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2018, 06:35:45 am »
Dear Tony and JC (as well as George Cox)

Bought myself this book in Foyles this morning and it brightened up a long bus ride back to Oxford.  Lots of excellent information and drawings, and the lovely models from the Cox Collection make this a must have.

All the best for 2019 and your future projects

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Re: Building Concorde - Tony Buttler - Crecy
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2019, 09:23:42 am »
I received a copy for Christmas from my sister; as far as I can tell, the Concorde (in its original form) is nearly all Super Caravelle and very little BAC 223......

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Re: Building Concorde - Tony Buttler - Crecy
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2019, 11:46:58 am »
I really love the book and I ask myself: are there any plans for an American SST Story book?

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Re: Building Concorde - Tony Buttler - Crecy
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2019, 10:00:01 am »
I just finished reading this, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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So the content of the book is really more like "Designing and Building Concorde"?  About what percentage of the book is devoted to each?

chapter 1-4: initial proposals by British and French firms, plus a chapter on the American plans

chapter 5: setting up the BAC-Sud cooperation

chapter 6: research

chapter 7: noise investigations (test flights)

chapter 8: support aircraft

chapter 9: test flights using the prototypes and preproduction aircraft

chapter 10: orders, cancelled orders and passenger service


It's mostly about the research, design and development process, production is talked about in chapters 5-6.

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as far as I can tell, the Concorde (in its original form) is nearly all Super Caravelle and very little BAC 223

Funny, I got the impression that esp the aerodynamics owed a lot to BAC research (they were the first to come up with the no-canards option by shaping the wing just so and introducing the fuel transfer system).

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Re: Building Concorde - Tony Buttler - Crecy
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2019, 10:21:23 am »
I really love the book and I ask myself: are there any plans for an American SST Story book?

If they did I'd hope it included some of the whacky early ideas like B-58 derivations (including flying people in the pod), XB-70 variants, etc.  I'd buy it for sure.
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Re: Building Concorde - Tony Buttler - Crecy
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2019, 06:07:15 am »
If they did I'd hope it included some of the whacky early ideas like B-58 derivations (including flying people in the pod), XB-70 variants, etc.  I'd buy it for sure.

This book will take care of one of those requests: http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=11340