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    Default The Yanks have got our Concorde

    Wasn't it them that Killed it of in it's early years??????

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    Default Re: The Yanks have got our Concorde

    Yes they did, bloody strange they want it now, it could have gone to a whole host of museums in the UK. Still they could've sold them to Branson and they'd still be flying.......
    Still a daft Goverment gave the US all of our Jet engne & Supersonic secrets in the 40's so what do you expect.

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    Default Re: The Yanks have got our Concorde

    i heard this evening on the p.m. programme that the Yanks dont know what a "Haggis" is.
    i wonder if they have heard of a "Faggot"
    suggestions Pls.

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    Default Re: The Yanks have got our Concorde

    And even dafter they gave the engines to the Russians as well. Came as a nasty shock to the Yanks in Korea.

    Surprised they wanted a Concorde though, it will only remind them that they couldn't get their SST to work.

    Perhaps they'll take a mould when no-ones looking.

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    Default Re: The Yanks have got our Concorde

    Funny old world. WWII, Brits, Yanks, & Russkies have no operational jets. Later conflict in Korea, saw conflict between Yanks with ME derived engines in F86 and Russkies with Brit engined Mig 15's.......[img]/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: The Yanks have got our Concorde

    I still say they should have put one up on eBay. [img]/forums/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: The Yanks have got our Concorde

    They've been given 3 of them haven't they, and one in Barbados

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    Default Re: Final fleeting glimpse

    Saw a fleeting glimpse between clouds and heard that wonderful roar for the last time yesterday as the final one left LHR for Filton. For years they announced a tea break and time for gin, I'll miss that.

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    Default Re: The Yanks have got our Concorde

    One of seven actually.. plus 001 which is at Filton plus the AF remainder fleet

    A few misconceptions about the US input into the programme. It was always funded by us and the french although a number of airlines (Pan AM and TWA) did commit extensive resource at Filton during early development.

    Oil crisis..programme would have been history if not for Anglo/French belligerence (stupidity)...

    For real saddos you may rememer that BA flights were co-branded with Braniff being the US internal operating carrier to Dallas in early days. So not quite fair to say the septics killed it. It takes a Brit airline to do that properly. a la Comet, Trident, VC10, BAC 1-11 ettttcccc.....

    Also in respone to an previous erroneous post BA did pay for Concorde , plus paid for spares/development AND underwrote development/production costs from c. 1984... so I'm led to believe

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    Default Re: Was it the final final?

    In my post I said I'd seen the final one but the Telegraph today says there's another going to Edinburgh. Is it flying or going by road anyone?


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