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Level 49 : Master Pegasus
I have finally gotten the chance to create Concorde. I've always been wanting to make one, but didn't think i would make it look nice. Being the fastest passenger jet, it has a very nice sleek design to it.

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Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde /ˈkɒŋkɔrd/ is a retired turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner or supersonic transport (SST). It is one of only two SSTs to have entered commercial service; the other was the Tupolev Tu-144. Concorde was jointly developed and produced by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) under an Anglo-French treaty. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years.

Among other destinations, Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights from London Heathrow and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to New York JFK, Washington Dulles and Barbados; it flew these routes in less than half the time of other airliners. With only 20 aircraft built, the development of Concorde was a substantial economic loss; Air France and British Airways also received considerable government subsidies to purchase them. Concorde was retired in 2003 due to a general downturn in the aviation industry after the type's only crash in 2000, the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, and a decision by Airbus, the successor firm of Aérospatiale and BAC, to discontinue maintenance support.

A total of 20 aircraft were built in France and the United Kingdom; six of these were prototypes and development aircraft. Seven each were delivered to Air France and British Airways. Concorde's name reflects the development agreement between the United Kingdom and France. In the UK, any or all of the type—unusually for an aircraft—are known simply as "Concorde", without an article. The aircraft is regarded by many people as an aviation icon and an engineering marvel.
RoleSupersonic airliner
ManufacturerBAC (now BAE Systems)
Sud Aviation (later Aérospatiale andEADS)
First flight2 March 1969
Introduction21 January 1976
Retired26 November 2003
StatusRetired from service
Primary usersBritish Airways
Air France
See Operators below for others
Number built20 (including 6 non-airline aircraft)
Program cost£ 1.3 billion
Unit cost£ 23 million in 1977 (£ 125 million in 2014 pounds)

Concorde Flight 4590 crash

On 25 July 2000, Air France Flight 4590, registration F-BTSC, crashed in Gonesse, France after departing from Paris Charles de Gaulle en route to John F. Kennedy International Airport inNew York City, killing all 100 passengers and nine crew members on board the flight, and four people on the ground. It was the only fatal accident involving Concorde.

According to the official investigation conducted by the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile (BEA), the crash was caused by a metallic strip that fell from aContinental Airlines DC-10 that had taken off minutes earlier. This fragment punctured a tyre on Concorde's left main wheel bogie during takeoff. The tyre exploded, and a piece of rubber hit the fuel tank, which caused a fuel leak and led to a fire. The crew shut down engine number 2 in response to a fire warning, and with engine number 1 surging and producing little power, the aircraft was unable to gain altitude or speed. The aircraft entered a rapid pitch-up then a violent descent, rolling left and crashing tail-low into the Hôtelissimo Les Relais Bleus Hotel in Gonesse.

Prior to the accident, Concorde had been arguably the safest operational passenger airliner in the world in terms of passenger deaths-per-kilometres travelled with zero, but had a rate of tyre damage some 30 times higher than subsonic airliners from 1995 to 2000. Safety improvements were made in the wake of the crash, including more secure electrical controls, Kevlarlining on the fuel tanks and specially developed burst-resistant tyres. On 6 December 2010, Continental Airlines and John Taylor, one of their mechanics, were found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, but on 30 November 2012 a French court overturned the conviction, saying mistakes by Continental and Taylor did not make them criminally responsible.

The first flight after the modifications departed from London Heathrow on 17 July 2001, piloted by BA Chief Concorde Pilot Mike Bannister. During the 3-hour 20-minute flight over the mid-Atlantic towards Iceland, Bannister attained Mach 2.02 and 60,000 ft (18,000 m) before returning to RAF Brize Norton. The test flight, intended to resemble the London–New York route, was declared a success and was watched on live TV, and by crowds on the ground at both locations. The first flight with passengers after the accident took place on 11 September 2001, landing shortly before the World Trade Center attacks in the United States. This was not a revenue flight, as all the passengers were BA employees.

Normal commercial operations resumed on 7 November 2001 by BA and AF (aircraft G-BOAE and F-BTSD), with service to New York JFK, where passengers were welcomed by then mayorRudy Giuliani.


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Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde by TheWantedPig is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Update #1 : 08/17/2014 5:07:14 pmAug 17th, 2014

Fixed picture of Concorde crash in discription.

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  • DasIglu
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Sailor
  • October 2, 2015, 7:37 pm
Who did the renders :3
  • TheWantedPig
  • Level 49
  • Master Pegasus
  • October 3, 2015, 11:28 pm
You did :P
*Shaders screenshots
  • Ahmadsufi
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 4, 2015, 6:49 am
It seems made to a scale like homingdbs aircraft but you have the Concorde ! Nice job!
Thanks. This build was made a while ago so if I were to make it now, it would look better with more accruate proportions.
  • Pepperoni343
  • Level 20
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • March 5, 2015, 1:40 pm
This is pretty nice but it isn't to scale.
This was a while ago. I now do scaled models.
Hi, I'v been on Concorde, fantastic flight, great service and tasty food. The reson why they stopped Concorde is that it was to expensive to run, it had nothing to do with the accident or crashes, infact it had an impecible safety record until that fatal day!
  • TheWantedPig
  • Level 49
  • Master Pegasus
  • October 10, 2014, 2:04 pm
You must be a very lucky person to be on a Concorde flight and thanks for informing!
No problem, I have a British Airways Concorde map for download, could you have a look at it and tell me what you think.

Aaron Chislett
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Narwhal
  • September 17, 2014, 5:47 pm
Awesome Job!
I still wish they still fly.
  • TheWantedPig
  • Level 49
  • Master Pegasus
  • September 17, 2014, 5:51 pm
  • CraftyFoxe
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 73
  • Legendary Fox
  • August 17, 2014, 9:46 pm
Why don't they fly this anymore? Isn't it like super fast?
  • TheWantedPig
  • Level 49
  • Master Pegasus
  • August 17, 2014, 10:57 pm
It was decomission due to couple plane crashes it used excessive amounts of fuel per trip.
  • CraftyFoxe
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 73
  • Legendary Fox
  • August 18, 2014, 10:12 am
Thanks for filling me in :)
  • TheWantedPig
  • Level 49
  • Master Pegasus
  • August 18, 2014, 11:51 am
No problem :)
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Soldier
  • August 12, 2014, 3:33 am
The Delta wing is so perfect along with the curvature of it. Do more please. :)
Thank you, and i will :)
  • Tommist
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • August 5, 2014, 7:05 pm
Seen this one at CDG airport last month :D !
CDG Airport?
  • Tommist
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • August 5, 2014, 9:55 pm
Charles De Gaulle International Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Oh, nice! I've seen two atm in my lifetime. One at the Intrepid Museum at New York City and another in Space and Air Musuem in Washington DC
  • jduartemiller
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • August 5, 2014, 11:29 am
I fully understand why these planes no longer fly, but it saddens me that nothing could take its place both in speed or in appearance. These were gorgeous planes. Nice work, it looks great.
I agree. And thanks :)
  • MrIcee
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Architect
  • August 5, 2014, 11:11 am
looks great! 
Thanks man

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