The Concorde Story: Ten Years in Service by Christopher Orlebar lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Temple Press, 1989, Hardback in dust wrapper.
4th impression. [First Edition: 1986] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Concorde is one of the wonders of the modern technical world the first commercially-successful airliner capable of speeds in excess of Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound). This book covers more than a decade of supersonic passenger flight, proving beyond question the faith of those who carried the project through to practical reality in the face of fierce opposition.
The author, who has wide experience as a Concorde pilot, gives a detailed account of the history of this most remarkable of civil aircraft, recalling its Anglo-French background and development the first major aircraft project to be under-taken by such an alliance. The story is traced from inception to prototype construction, through first flights, the pre-production and production aircraft to Concordes current operations and commerical success.
Chapters outline the theory and dynamics of supersonic flight, chart the history of attempts to break the sound barrier, describe other SST (supersonic transport) projects which never progressed beyond the model stage and the single design which did, Russias Tupolev Tu 144 Concordski. Specifications and data are included, and this book includes an account of a flight from London to New York, from the pilots point of view.
The text is backed by a wealth of illustrations most in colour, and many from the archives of the manufacturers and operators to provide a rounded and enlightened insight into the make up and operations of this most elegant of aircraft.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 127 pages. Index. 11¼” x 8½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Transport Air category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!