Concorde is a British–French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner and it had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound, at Mach 2.04 with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. The aircraft was used mainly by wealthy passengers who could afford to pay a high price in exchange for the aircraft’s speed and luxury service.the round-trip ticket price from New York to London was $7,995(equivalent to $12,700 in 2020).
The Concorde is most likely most popular for its quick trips among London and New York, which took only 3 hrs and 15 minutes. To fly at such speeds, the airplane, which could move quicker than sound, must be planned design to subsonic airplanes.
WHY CONCORDE PAINTED WITH HIGH REFLECTIVE WHITE PAINT ?
The Concorde has a needle-like fuselage. The restricted airplane is just 2.7 m wide and 61.7 m long, making it almost multiple times smaller than a 747 (6.1 m long) and just marginally more limited. Combined with its swept-back delta wings, this reduce the drag of the airplane as it traveled through the air.
Air pressure and friction during flight meant that the temperature of the airplane’s skin could reaches at 127 degrees celsius at the nose. To help reflect and transmit this heat, the Concorde was painted using a high reflectivity white paint that was twice as reflective as the paint used on other jets.
WHAT IS DROOP NOSE SYSTEM?
Droop nose system :– The Concorde’s, pointed nose worked to decrease drag and improve streamlined efficiency.During take-off and landing, the plane flew at a steep angle. Its front end was tilted skyward, and its tail end was pointing down. With the aircraft in this position, the pilot’s view would be obstructed, so the engineers had to come up with a solution.
The solution to this problem was to fit the Concorde with a drooping nose or a nose that operated on a hinge system
This instrument mechanism that the nose could be designed distinctively for various phases of flight. There were four potential places that the nose could take:
- Visor and nose up – utilized during the flight
- Visor down, nose up – for pushback
- Visor down, nose intermediate (5 degrees) – taxi, take-off, and starting ascension or approach
- Visor down, nose down (12. 5 degrees) – last methodology/landing
This system empowered the pilot to see when the airplane was taking off, landing, and navigating on the ground while giving the streamlined structure that was required for subsonic and supersonic flight.
This marvellous piece of designing was planned and delivered by Marshall of Cambridge (Engineering) LTD in the interest of the Filton Division of the British Aircraft Corporation.
Some Interesting Facts About Concorde are:-
- The most noticeably bad day in Concorde’s life of experiences was on July 25, 2000. A flight departing from Paris ran over a bit of titanium that had fallen from another airplane. It burst the tire and resulted in the fuel tank igniting. The plane crashed killing all on board.
- Supersonic aircraft not only was carrying passengers – aircraft was used to transport diamonds and human organs as well.
- During its lifespan of Concorde it has to be mentioned that oldest Concorde’s passenger was 105 years old Eva Woodman.
- Flights consisted of nine crew members which are two pilots, one flight engineer and six flight attendants. Concorde used to fly 100 passengers (40 in the front of cabin and 60 in the rear cabin).
- Concorde used to reach to 60,000 ft, a height of over 11 miles.
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