Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dangie, Jun 5, 2021.
No problem at all. We never retreat.
Couldn't make it up could you?
Apart from Dunkirk, Norway, North Africa, Burma, Crete, Greece, Spring offensive 1918, Mons 1914, Marne 1914...
This proposed aircraft is a loser from the start. It is a retrograde step and is slower than Concord,
Real progress with intercontinental travel will be near earth orbital ballistic. Sidney to London in forty five minutes plus an hour in a holding pattern over Southern England plus 2 hours in customs + 4 hours through immigration.
No need to.
Quite. Reverse is useful. It is essential for a three point turn.
For what it is worth (very little) in my jet setting business travel days I would have loved to have travelled on Concord because it was simply a beautiful iconic aircraft. OK magnificant but stupid - a bit like a much more upmarket take on my old mkii Moto Guzzi Le Mans - rated to a tad over 140 mph so obviously not in the same league but also very low on the practicality stakes.
From the country that brought you the best tank in the world (Challenger 2):- The worst tank in the world!
For those who use Facebook, there is a group on there that thinks Concorde should be returned to service. They spout absolute rubbish, as one might expect, unfortunately for the proponents of such a return their comments are regularly answered by people with real Concorde experience. For what it is worth, Concorde has the airworthiness status of a tin shed.
What intrigued me were the circular holes in the wings as it was being built, and the miles of cables inside the walls. It was very interesting to see it in that state.
I did have a very nice lunch with all the worthies - who all stood until I had sat down. Glad I was able to cope with it all!
I thought that the German Leopard was considered the best tank in the world?
I think that's a case of German, German overalls. Mind you, it seems that some British tanks are finding new roles, what with the rise in crime...
While supersonic mass passenger aircraft may be a dead end, I do think there would be a market for supersonic "executive" jets, maybe 15-30 passengers. There are, I think, companies investigating that market.
You're not going to be pushing a wide bodied jet to supersonic speeds without a humongous amount of power.
I suppose you could always stick a second seat in one of these...
The chances of getting something with the carbon footprint per passenger mile of Concorde in the air in the present state of climate awareness are close to zero, without a swingeing increase in carbon tax, pricing it out of the market.
This seems more likely to succeed as a mode of transport, albeit shorthaul:
It'll be interesting to see if they can succeed. It would most likely reduce sound polution as well, for those under its route.
Concorde could cruise at supersonic speeds for hours, a fighter might manage a few minutes.
Has the Leopard been battle tested?
May be I should point out that fairly quickly BA had more supersonic flying hours than all the world's air forces combined!
Damn! I forgot the smiley...
Didn't do especially well in Syria when deployed against ISIS (according to reports): Leopard 2 - Wikipedia
When Concorde was under development, my father was still working in Fleet Street. I recall him telling me that 'the business' was rife with rumours that one of the 'conservative' papers was about to publish an article suggesting that Concorde was really being developed as a successor to the existing V-Bombers and that its range was intended to allow 'delivery' far beyond Moscow, but a D-Notice was received and the article was killed. Its passenger payload was small, but the body of the aeroplane was quite large enough for a few hydrogen bombs.
I have not heard or read anything about this since.
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