Date: 18 Nov 96 10:11:13 From: Michael Catchpole <email@example.com> Organization: [not set] References: 1 Followups: 1
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Rich Webb wrote: > What is the top speed of Concorde, AND more importantly, can it maintain > this speed (or any supersonic speed) without the aid of afterburners? Top speed of Concorde is about Mach 2 (1350mph approx). Reheat is not required to maintain this speed. However it is required to get there (also required for a short time on takeoff) There is an excellent video documentary on Concorde. It is 5 hours long!!! It is very detailed and takes you through all the systems, including a return flight London-Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) - New York Kennedy (JFK/KJFK) on the BA001 and BA002. The video is available from Intelligent Television & Video, who's website is http://www.itvv.co.uk/aviation/ >From what I recall from the video, reheat (or afterburners, which ever you prefer) is selected on stand by before take-off and automatically flicks on when the throttles are advanced. Michael.