Concorde - military option ?

Concorde - military option ?

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Zad

12,173 posts

194 months

Saturday 15th October 2011
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Shamelessly copied from the PPRuNe thread, three excellent Concorde videos. All are shot on the flight deck with commentary from the crew. Even on a relatively quiet flight there was a heck of a lot to do. Coming in to land on a nice day at at JFK the pilot is working pretty hard.

http://nycaviation.com/2009/01/concorde-cockpit-vi...


Evangelion

5,852 posts

136 months

Saturday 15th October 2011
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StevelKinevil said:
Concorde in camo paint would look great!
You mean like this?



(Design study for a model I still haven't got round to building. Note the date!)

StevelKinevil

165 posts

109 months

Saturday 15th October 2011
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Evangelion said:
You mean like this?



(Design study for a model I still haven't got round to building. Note the date!)
Nice! Sleek and menacing.

bob1179

14,015 posts

167 months

Saturday 15th October 2011
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Zad said:
Shamelessly copied from the PPRuNe thread, three excellent Concorde videos. All are shot on the flight deck with commentary from the crew. Even on a relatively quiet flight there was a heck of a lot to do. Coming in to land on a nice day at at JFK the pilot is working pretty hard.

http://nycaviation.com/2009/01/concorde-cockpit-vi...
Brilliant.

She was such a fantastic aircraft, I wish I had been able to fly on her.

smile

thinfourth2

32,414 posts

162 months

Saturday 15th October 2011
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bob1179 said:
Brilliant.

She was such a fantastic aircraft, I wish I had been able to fly on her.

smile
The worst thing about concorde is she has a place in hearts and minds

If things had been better she would be a beginning not an ending

bob1179

14,015 posts

167 months

Saturday 15th October 2011
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thinfourth2 said:
bob1179 said:
Brilliant.

She was such a fantastic aircraft, I wish I had been able to fly on her.

smile
The worst thing about concorde is she has a place in hearts and minds

If things had been better she would be a beginning not an ending
I think you've hit the nail on the head perfectly there. Concorde was such a stunning, beautiful aircraft and even at her demise she was a technical tour de force. She represented all the was great and good about air travel, British engineering capability (even though it was an Anglo/French cooperation) and technology in general.

If it wasn't for our friends across the pond, Concorde would probably have had far more orders and which would have encouraged the technology to be developed and refined leading to larger and more efficient supersonic transports.

Due to the Americans insisting on a Mach 3, 250 seat airliner (which even with todays technology would be a massive achievement) that then spiralled out of control cost wise and had to be cancelled, they ran an industrial and political campaign that ended up with Concorde being operated by only two airlines (not including the Braniff and Singapore Airlines code share) with a handful being built.

It really saddens me to think of what could have been, instead of the sad sight of seeing these glorious birds left in museums where future generations can only wonder and dream about the experience of flying at twice the speed of sound in a commercial passenger aircraft.

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Flanker37

6 posts

29 months

Thursday 31st May 2018
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Sorry to revive an old thread, but i found this with a google search. Im 42, and i remember reading a comic book back possibly late 80's that was about a secret british strike force that had a Black Armed Concorde as their personal transport vehicle. Thats about as much as i can remember, other than one of the bad guys could control spiders.

I have been unable to find anything with google, which is how i stumbled upon this thread

paulshears

804 posts

155 months

Thursday 31st May 2018
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Flanker37 said:
Sorry to revive an old thread, but i found this with a google search. Im 42, and i remember reading a comic book back possibly late 80's that was about a secret british strike force that had a Black Armed Concorde as their personal transport vehicle. Thats about as much as i can remember, other than one of the bad guys could control spiders.

I have been unable to find anything with google, which is how i stumbled upon this thread
That rings a bell with me too ... Action Force maybe?

Yertis

15,670 posts

224 months

Thursday 31st May 2018
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Simpo Two said:
Hooli said:
Still a great thing to watch, probably the last real display of Great Britain we'll see. The oylmpics wont come close.
True enough; I still cringe at the preview (Beijing closing ceremony) where the best we could muster was was a pop singer (well the winner of a reality TV show) on a London bus.

I need a new country.
I thought the Olympics turned out OK.

Flanker37

6 posts

29 months

Thursday 31st May 2018
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paulshears said:
That rings a bell with me too ... Action Force maybe?
you might be right there pal, although i still can find any mention of concorde in any trivia, i do recognize a couple of the magazine covers now that i can see them

Ayahuasca

25,622 posts

237 months

Thursday 31st May 2018
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Never mind Concorde - if the RAF had an Airbus A350 (range 9,500 miles - Singapore to New York) it could have bombed Port Stanley (Black Buck raid 6,800 miles) with no need for any of that complicated air to air refuelling, tankers, etc, etc). Just bimble to Port Stanley, open a door, roll out the bombs, cocktails and canapés on the way back.

48k

6,967 posts

106 months

Saturday 2nd June 2018
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Ayahuasca said:
Just bimble to Port Stanley, open a door, roll out the bombs, cocktails and canapés on the way back.
You don't want to get those trollies mixed up.

Flanker37

6 posts

29 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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