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Supersonic passenger aircraft by 2029....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dangie, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Despite Concord having the air worthiness of a tin shed :) (Note smiley:)). Not many fighter aircraft that could catch it.
     
  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    There was a truly dreadfull movie involving Concorde, fighters and missiles: The Concorde ... Airport '79 - Wikipedia.

    Highly recommended - that you miss it! ;)
     
  3. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    But great fun when I saw a 70mm print on a 60+ feet screen ...
    It lacked the glamour of Gloria Swanson (playing herself) that enlivened Airport 75.
     
  4. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    I have every intention of missing it :).
     
  5. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I would like to know how said H bombs were to be deployed through the fuel tanks!
     
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  6. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I said Concorde had the airworthiness STATUS of a tin shed. Smiley not withstanding, there is a considerable difference.
     
  7. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    OK, OK, so I misread the post
    Will withdraw from the discussion.
     
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Carefully? ;)
     
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  9. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    I'd virtually forgotten them now they are no longer based just down the road at Cardington
     
  10. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    The crews on such a mission would undoubtedly have become martyrs. The easiest solution to dropping the bombs through the fuel tanks was JFDI. Fuel was probably pumped all over the place to maintain trim. Perhaps the tanks to be breached might be empty of fuel. They'd still be martyrs.
     
  11. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Fuel was NEVER dumped to maintain trim, it was moved between trim tanks.

    One problem that all bombers have is that the bomb load needs to be distributed evenly about the centre of mass, unfortunately, so does the fuel!

    The requirement for trim tanks arises from the shift in the centre of pressure at supersonic speeds, no I can't remember which way, it shifts the other way on slowing down.
     
  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    To be fair, Learning said Pumped, not dumped.
     
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  13. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    I have just read this and I feel that reading the previous comments on the thread would simply ruin the moment.

    Graeme
     
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  14. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Ha! Understandable.
    :D
     
  15. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    He did, but in my defence I was out of the house soon after eight this morning!
     
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