Concorde the Supersonic Aircraft

 

Specifications of Concorde

General characteristics

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Concorde G-BOAB in storage at London (Heathrow) Airport

  • Crew: 9
  • Capacity: 100 passengers
  • Length: 202 ft 4 in[5] (61.66 m)
  • Wingspan: 84 ft 0 in (25.6 m)
  • Height: 40 ft 0 in (12.2 m )
  • Fuselage internal length: 129 ft 0 in (39.32 m)
  • Fuselage max external width: 9 ft 5 in (2.88 m)
  • Fuselage max internal width: 8 ft 7 in (2.63 m)
  • Fuselage max external height: 10 ft 10 in (3.32 m)
  • Fuselage max internal height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
  • Wing area: 3,856 ft (358.25 m )
  • Lift/drag ratio: Low speed- 3.94, Approach- 4.35, 250 knots, 10,000 ft- 9.27, Mach 0.94- 11.47, Mach 2.04- 7.14)
  • Elevon area (each): 172.22 ft (16.0 m)
  • Tail fin area: 365.0 ft (33.91 m)
  • Rudder area: 112.05 ft (10.41 m))
  • Empty weight: 173,500 lb (78,700 kg)
  • Useful load: 245,000 lb (111,130 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 408,000 lb (185,070 kg)
  • Maximum fuel load: 210,940 lb (95,680 kg )
  • Maximum taxiing weight: 412,000 lb (186,880 kg)
  • Powerplant: 4 Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Mk 610 afterburning turbojets
    • Dry thrust: 32,000 lbf dry (140 kN) each
    • Thrust with afterburner: 38,050 lbf (169 kN) each

 

Video of last overflight of the Concorde before landing at Baden Airport in Germany. This jet was divided after landing and stands today in technology and aviation museum Sinsheim in Germany

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Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.04 (1,350 mph, 2,170 km/h)
  • Range: 3,900 nm (4,500 mi, 7,250 km)
  • Service ceiling: 60,000 ft (18,300 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,525 m (5,000 ft)/min (25,41 m/s)
  • Wing loading: lb/ft (kg/m)
  • Thrust/weight: .373
  • Fuel consumption: 46.85 lb/mi (13.2 kg/km)
  • Maximum nose tip temperature: 260 F (127 C)

Comments

The most beautiful aircraft in history. I used to see them daily as I live near JFK. The distinctive roar and the needle-nose sleek design I miss daily. Luckily, I can visit her at the Intrepid Museum.


 

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