Re: Concorde

Date:         13 Nov 96 02:41:21 
From:         s_odle@earthlink.net (Scott Odle)
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In article <airliners.1996.2393@ohare.Chicago.COM>, 95rgw2@eng.cam.ac.uk
says...
>
>I have been reading this news group for some time now and I have decided
>to ask my first question.
>
>What is the top speed of Concorde, AND more importantly, can it maintain
>this speed (or any supersonic speed) without the aid of afterburners?

I was recently talking to some of my JAA counterparts and was told that
the afterburners are used to accelerate from Mach 0.8 to 1.7 (I think
that is what they said the range was) but that they were not required for
cruise.