Re: Concorde's Engines

Date:         24 May 99 01:52:46 
From:         "Michael Want" <xaz36@dial.pipex.com>
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Hi Bill,

I'd recommend that you try and get hold of the ITTV Video on the Concorde -
it's five hours and thoroughly good stuff.

Once they get beyond a certain Mach number (can't remember which, off the
top of my head) they do in fact turn the afterburners off. The plane still
continues accelerating up to its Mach 2 cruise speed even with afterburners
off.

As you say, a pretty impressive achievement for something designed so long
ago.

Mike