Authentic Models Concorde Large Aluminium Model AP460
Concorde is made from recycled aircraft aluminium over a wooden frame and comes with a polished aluminium stand. This is a stunning model of one of the most iconic planes ever made & the only supersonic passenger aircraft ever to fly. It comes assembled and just needs mounting on the stand. Measures approx 86 x 46 x 38cm.
Concorde is an ogival delta winged aircraft with four Olympus engines based on those employed in the RAF's Avro Vulcan strategic bomber. It is one of the few commercial aircraft to employ a tailless design. Concorde was the first airliner to have an analogue fly-by-wire flight-control system.The principal designer for the project was Pierre Satre, with Sir Archibald Russell as his deputy.
On 10 April 2003, Air France and British Airways simultaneously announced they would retire Concorde later that year.
Although Concorde was technologically advanced when introduced in the 1970s, 30 years later, its analogue cockpit was outdated. By its retirement, it was the last aircraft in the British Airways fleet that had a flight engineer; other aircraft had eliminated the role.