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From her first commercial flight in 1976, and throughout 27 years of service, Concorde was hailed as a technological wonder. The only passenger airliner capable of maintaining speeds in excess of Mach 2 for more than two hours at a time, she became one of the most iconic aircraft ever built.

Drawing on a wealth of research as well as his own first-hand experience, former Concorde pilot Christopher Orlebar explores the rich history that forged an aviation legend, and examines the many challenges faced by her designers in their pursuit of supersonic commercial passenger travel. Featuring stunning photography of Concorde, from design and development to her retirement in 2003, this book tells the story of one of the greatest engineering and technological feats of modern history.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Design and Development /Technical Specifications /Service History /The Aftermath /Appendices /Index

Product details

Published Feb 23 2017
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 144
ISBN 9781472819567
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Fully illustrated in colour throughout
Series General Aviation
Short code GNA
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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