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Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST walkaround—second part of two

24 August 2016

47° 31′ 11″ N / 122° 17′ 58″ W

 

British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST — photo by Joseph May

British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde has the visor up which was a streamlining cap for the cockpit/nose section of the Concorde. It would be lowered for subsonic travel when visibility was required—photo by Joseph May

This is the second post of this Concorde walk around, please see the previous Monday’s post for the they first part 🙂

British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST — photo by Joseph May

British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde’s exhaust assemblies on the right wing—photo by Joseph May

British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST — photo by Joseph May

Detail of the tail strike preventer of the British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST—photo by Joseph May

British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST — photo by Joseph May

The powerful engine, four of which powered the British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde to Mach 2 airspeeds—photo by Joseph May

British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST — photo by Joseph May

The main gear trucks of the British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde looking aft—photo by Joseph May

British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST — photo by Joseph May

Another via of the elegant nose gear truck of this British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST—photo by Joseph May

 

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  1. Bruce Kay permalink
    24 August 2016 23:11

    The Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 was an afterburning (reheated) turbojet It had the overall thermal efficiency of the engine in supersonic cruising flight (supercruise) was 43%, which at the time was the highest figure recorded for any normal thermodynamic machine. Also, nice photo of the variable geometry exhaust nozzle, developed by SNECMA, consisted of two “eyelids” which varied their position in the exhaust flow dependent on the flight regime, for example when fully closed (into the exhaust flow) they acted as thrust reversers.

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