Concorde is without doubt a remarkable aeroplane. Her airframe is beautiful, it’s both slender and dart like, and on final approach suggests a bird coming in to land, she looks like a swan. Its visual appeal exists quite separately from its function. Yet function has dictated every line, every twist in the wing, the stalky nose leg, the pointed, drooping nose.
Although many military aircraft have flown at twice the speed of sound and even faster, none can match Concorde’s unique feature: the length of time it can sustain supersonic speeds without in-flight refuelling. This section deals with Concorde’s amazing bullet shaped Airframe, design to fly faster than a bullet, on the edge of space.
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