WOW. Beautiful air-to-air video of the last flying Vulcan, XH558.
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- Delta shaped weeks with no tail wing. I had to study aircraft when i was in the militaryApr 9, 2013
- Lessons learned from the ogival-delta wing/vstab design were incorporated into Concorde, which was a refined, lengthened shape, with drooping tips: heritageconcorde.com/technical-2/the-wing-4
The engines were also derived from Vulcan's Olympus turbines (via the ill-fated TSR2 project), adding afterburner (reheat), a variable nozzle, and an automatic inlet ramp that slowed the intake air to subsonic speed: heritageconcorde.com/technical-2/powerplant/olympus-593-mk-610-enginesApr 9, 2013
- The Concordski (Tu-144) wings are superficially similar, but a notably different shape. In the mid-1960s, Soviet spies went looking for Concorde's design in France. The story goes that Aérospatiale discovered the plot and fed the spies dummy wing designs (or, at least, very old versions, from before they incorporated the lessons from Vulcan). The only way they could make the design work was by adding canards.
However, the 144 was structurally flawed, which led to... the
FarnboroughParis TU 144 (Concordski) crash [video], supposedly after it bunted to avoid another aircraft.Apr 9, 2013
- Apr 11, 2013
- If you enjoyed this video, you'll love this one https://plus.google.com/117220625678034723010/posts/XcxMRgg29E2
Note: I have also cleaned up some of the old comments, which no longer make sense because of a G+ user who deleted them.Aug 1, 2014
- TopFelya+1Hi Richi! I hope you will love this video too. I had a chance to film her this year http://youtu.be/RuqBozAEpDEAug 1, 2014