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  • Coach
    member
    • Jul 2003
    • 230

    Concorde top speed

    Sorry for asking this, I'm sure it has been discussed here before...What is the maximum speed a Concorde has ever flown?
    The reason I ask is this: all over the internet you read as top speed Mach 2.04 or 2'179 km/h, only in the german Wikipedia I found Mach 2.23 an 2'405 km/h. As there is no source given for these values, I'm in doubt.
  • bazv
    olde rigger
    • Feb 2005
    • 5838

    #2
    Hi Coach

    Brian Trubshaw's book Concorde The Complete Inside Story details the speed tests that took place in G-AXDN at Tangier, Morocco in March 1974 and confirms the Mach 2.23 achievement and claimed "it wouldn't go any faster!" but does not state a ground speed. He also confirms that G-BBDG achieved Mach 2.21 during testing. All production Concordes delivered to British Airways and Air France were certified for commercial service up to a maximum speed of Mach 2.04.

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    • Mpacha
      Moderator
      • Jan 2000
      • 1273

      #3
      Good post bazv, you beat me to it ;-)
      pb::

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      • bazv
        olde rigger
        • Feb 2005
        • 5838

        #4
        Originally posted by Mpacha View Post
        Good post bazv, you beat me to it ;-)
        Posted in a rush Mpacha - did you write the original 'quote' on another website ?? I could not remember where i got from and had to go out LOL

        rgds baz

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