The Concorde model airplane was one of the most revolutionary airplane models that was ever launched in the 20th century. The plane cut short the travel time by half compared to a lot of other models of plane that were flying when the Concorde was launched.

Many people don’t know how the Concorde model airplane came into being. The model was a joint effort from the British and French manufacturers British Aircraft Corporation and Aérospatiale. After a lot of contemplation on designs and unique engineering models the two companies produced the Concorde in 1969 and was flown in the same year for the world to experience the fastest mode of transportation on our planet.

The Concorde regularly flew on the transatlantic route from London’s Heathrow airport to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport to New York’s JFK airport and also to Washington’s Dulles airport. It was an instant hit as the travel time between these routes was cut into half and the idea of travelling at such high speeds really attracted a lot of people, it almost became a thing that most people had to do at least once in their lifetimes.

Some of the most interesting facts about the Concorde model airplane were that it could fly at the speed of 1,450 mph or 2,330 km/h with a minimum of 92 and maximum of 120 passengers on board. Its cruise speed was Mach 2.02 which is equivalent to 1,320 mph and its range was up to 3,900 nmi or 4,500 m or 7,250 km. However, because of the high speeds that it attained it also consumed a lot of gas, its consumption of fuel was 46.85 lb/mi.

After servicing people for a number of years the Concorde model airplane recorded its biggest ever crash on 25th July, 2000. The crash of the airplane Concorde 4590 happened in Gonesse, France which is on the outskirts of Paris. The plane crash killed all of its passengers and crew members on board bringing the death roll to a 109 death people.

After the crash the flights were put under test and returned to service in 2001 but it was later decided to retire the model and the last flight took place in the year 2003.

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