CONCORDE: An Icon In The News


CONCORDE: An Icon In The News

MIRRORPIX    Book Number: 89277    Product format: Hardback

A beautiful photographic history and a formidable set of archive photographs produced by the History Press which tracks Concorde the famous airliner from the Anglo-French drawing board to the final flight. On March 2nd 1969, Concorde took off from Toulouse for what was described as a 'faultless' maiden test flight. It lasted just 27 minutes and flew Concorde into history as surely the most iconic airliner of all time. Concorde enjoyed an exceptional career, but disaster struck with the tragic Paris crash of 2000. Retired in 2003, its emotive last flight paid tribute to the end of an era. This collection of unique photographs follows its story through the eyes of the media charting significant events whether breaking the sound barrier or taking part in the Jubilee celebratory flypast, featuring many passengers, well known faces and lucky competition winners. You can see inside the Concorde Prototype No. 2, the 13 wind tunnel models which helped engineers perfect the Concorde's aerodynamic design, the aircraft under construction in Bristol, the first pretty hostesses, the identical twins of British Concorde 002 and the French 001, designer Dr Archibald Russell, with and ear-splitting roar, Concorde thunders over the rooftops of London flying at night. Plus celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Keith Richards, Princess Diana and Red Nose Day 1988 right up to the November 2003 colour photograph of Concorde touching down at Filton Airfield for the last time in its 40 year history. 144pp.
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ISBN 9780750989107
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