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RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« on: March 10, 2012, 03:05:40 pm »
Stop Press: New RAF Concorde 8 engine long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft

takes New Airspeed Record of 2,397 mph






















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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 04:09:33 pm »
WOW!!  :bow: :bow: :bow:

On a more negative note, I now have to think of something else to do with that little old Concorde I have in my stash for that exact purpose...  :banghead:

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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 04:36:43 pm »
Hehehe, my mind is TOTALLY boggled now!  :thumbsup:

But how far can it fly at that speed with all eight of those Olympus (Olympii?) going? About 25 yards perhaps?  ;D
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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 04:41:29 pm »
Ah, but you don't see the money saving glory of it - no need to worry about expensive countermeasure kit, any missile approaching within 1/4 mile of the back of that plane would simply melt!!

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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 05:28:11 pm »
Hehehe, my mind is TOTALLY boggled now!  :thumbsup:

But how far can it fly at that speed with all eight of those Olympus (Olympii?) going? About 25 yards perhaps?  ;D

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don‘t forget the extra fuel is in the fuselage where the 100 passengers used to sit  ;D :thumbsup:

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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 05:32:51 pm »
I couldn't think of a better British answer to the SR-71 &, like the SR-71, this baby would refuel after take-off (& would probably leak like a sieve on the ground, too).

Sweet! :thumbsup:
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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 01:03:07 am »
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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 01:21:55 am »
Wonderfull  :bow:

Semi serious question : what's your build rate ? Whatever it is makes my 2 per month average look glacial  :blink:
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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 06:38:19 am »
We need a 'boggled mind' smilie!  :thumbsup:
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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 08:09:29 am »
my 2 per month average 

My goodness, that's positively hypersonic compared to my usual rate!
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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2012, 09:42:07 am »
 :cheers: cheers chaps

Wonderfull  :bow:

Semi serious question : what's your build rate ? Whatever it is makes my 2 per month average look glacial  :blink:

I tend to go mad for a bit then do nothing for a year or 2, so your average is probably much higher than mine, also my build quality is on the rapid (impatient), do it till its done, rough ‘n’ ready kind  ;D :thumbsup:

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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2012, 09:50:07 am »
WOW!!  :bow: :bow: :bow:

On a more negative note, I now have to think of something else to do with that little old Concorde I have in my stash for that exact purpose...  :banghead:

ah, er sorry about that, after putting the engine on top for the floatplane version I thought that‘ll work for an 8 engined job, then I thought I can‘t be the only one thinking that....get it done quick  ;D :thumbsup:  on the +ve side mine is only a wheels up version  :thumbsup:

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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2012, 11:38:31 am »
Well, it's wonderful anyway!  Obviously, I shall have to employ more lateral thinking than usual... ;)

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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2012, 04:05:12 pm »
DAMN that looks good!  :wub:

Funnily enough, I've got a Concorde flying-boat with top-mounted engines currently stalled....
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Re: RAF Concorde takes New Airspeed Record
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2012, 04:15:43 pm »
DAMN that looks good!  :wub:

Funnily enough, I've got a Concorde flying-boat with top-mounted engines currently stalled....

great minds think alike  ;D  maybe you should re-start the engine?  :thumbsup: