CONCORDE SST
 

Production Aircraft Model 101 (five were owned by Air France)

Pictures are of aircraft 213 (F-BTSD) - Taken at Vatry Airport, France, in September 2002

This section is in progress and will be available soon, but here is a selection of "taster" pictures
The famous Concorde needle-shaped nose and visor, seen here in the up position. The nose and the air strakes ("moustaches") that improve the air flow over the wings.
Looking aft, you can see the amount of air data probes on the nose area of Concorde.

The front gear and landing lights are visible here. The landing lights deploy through 90 degrees when required.

The black areas on the wing edges are the anti-iceing devices.

Concorde's underbelly, and the access hatch to the front baggage hold. Looking forward, the two large panels are the main gear secondary doors that only open during retraction and extention operations.

Concorde's front landing gear.

"SD" corresponds to the last 2 letters of the registration. The same markings can be seen on all aircraft in this area.

The left main gear with the new Michelin Near Zero Growth (NZG) tyres.
Unique to Concorde - the tail bumper wheel.

Concorde tail and rudder assembly. The holes are the main fuel jettison pipes.

A nav light is on the top of the tail.

A close-up of the lower rudder Powered Flying Control Unit (PFCU). As the rudder is so thin, the PFCU can't be fitted internally as on other aircraft

Another PFCU - this time the one controlling the outer starbord elevon. The elevon droops down as no hydraulic pressure is available.

 

On the No4 engine intake the spill door can be seen open.

Looking forward from the rear. The 4 engine "buckets" (thrust reversers) can easily be seen. Note how thin the tail is at the top of the picture. The No1 engine access door is open, showing the Olympus engine and gearbox.
The computer-controlled Concorde air intakes that make supersonic flight possible. The No2 intake is seen here in the lowered position - the normal position it would be in during supersonic flight. The left elevons and engine nozzles.
The Concorde cockpit. Maybe "Steam-powered" by today's standards but still far ahead of its time when designed in the 1970's.

Forward passenger cabin of an Air France Concorde.

This area has 40 seats in a 2+2 configuration.