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BAC/Sud Aviation Concorde - Development, Variants, Projects

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Thanks alot Arjen-san. Pre production model length(Pre-production Concorde 101 G-AXDN dimensions on Duxford Aviation Society site) is little long? Pre production model had short tail.
 

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jsport said:
Wasn't there a bit recently on BBC radio about someone trying to raise money for a new concorde?
Ummm........Concorde is noisy, especially at landing.
 

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blackkite said:
Thanks alot Arjen-san. Pre production model length(Pre-production Concorde 101 G-AXDN dimensions on Duxford Aviation Society site) is little long? Pre production model had short tail.
I think somebody will have to visit Le Bourget and Duxford with a tape measure to settle this.
 

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Or ask BAE Systems or Airbus Group SE. ;)
 

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Well, yes, but you would miss out on the exhibitions ;D
 

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I found a couple of papers dealing with the "Concorde B" and that much improved Olympus.
Which has a different name than "+25%" as mentionned in that site
http://www.concordesst.com/concordeb.html

It was called the Olympus 593 mk.622 - larger fan and up to 10% to even 30% more thrust. 30% more thrust out of 18 tons, should be 24 tons, and not that far from the Boeing SST General electric GE4.

The papers are behind a paywall (and a pretty expensive one with that) but c'est la vie. I linked the first pages.

Anybody ever heard of a man called P.C Gupka that worked at Bristol engines in the late 70's ?
 

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Having just received my copy of Building Concorde by Tony Buttler and Jean Christophe Carbonel I leafed to the part with Concorde's dimensions to settle a point that has been vexing me for years - fuselage length of prototype/pre-production/production aircraft. Lengths in SI units made no sense, with the prototype's length given as 64.16m, pre-production 67.51m and production 61.66m. Length in Imperial measures looked better:
- prototype 184ft 4.5in - 56.20m
- pre-production 194ft 0in - 59.13m
- production 202ft 3.6 in - 61.66m

A minor glitch in an otherwise excellent book.
 

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Archibald said:
I found a couple of papers dealing with the "Concorde B" and that much improved Olympus.
Which has a different name than "+25%" as mentionned in that site
http://www.concordesst.com/concordeb.html

It was called the Olympus 593 mk.622 - larger fan and up to 10% to even 30% more thrust. 30% more thrust out of 18 tons, should be 24 tons, and not that far from the Boeing SST General electric GE4.

The papers are behind a paywall (and a pretty expensive one with that) but c'est la vie. I linked the first pages.

Anybody ever heard of a man called P.C Gupka that worked at Bristol engines in the late 70's ?
Mr Gupta has a lot of articles on SST engines on the SAE.org website.
 

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Hi all
I worked in DBA airequipement from 1961 to 1988.
Here iss the storry of the hydraulic jack of the nose of
the Concord
 

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A good Article about Concorde and its predessesors on Le Fana 3/2019.
 

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Also, there is a nice piece about the flight testing of the Concorde in the April edition of Aeroplane. It's based on the recollections of the last surviving manufacturer's test pilot, Alan Smith.
 

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From Ailes 23/2/1962.
 

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Whereas the Comet and Caravelle gave way to fleets of Boeings until Airbus came on the scene, Concorde lived to see its Boeing rival broken up as a wood and cardboard mockup.
The future of the supersonic airliner may well be an executive jet sized plane for those prepared to pay the price.
 

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Recently I feel ecological big size subsonic liner is enough for me.
I could travel France, Italy, Spain, U.S, Bali and Singapore economically by my favorite 747.
But I want to travel by SST for once in my life. :)
 

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Artem mikoyan with the Super-Caravelle SST model at Le Bourget 1961:
mikoyanleBourget61.jpg
 
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