CONCORDE ~ a Designer's Life The Journey to Mach 2

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Ted Talbot was a young engineer at BAC who found himself on Concorde's design team, specifically that part designing the power plant and dealing with the airflow through them. He records the people and the problems in building the world's only supersonic passenger aircraft with considerable verve. It is clear just how unified the whole team, French and British, working on Concorde were, and that the British side at least were highly influenced by the then highly popular 'Goon Show'. That, without computers, just slide-rules, they designed a wonderous world beating machine, is a testament to their ability. Highly readable, very informative and amusing! 248 text pages. 16 pages of B&W illustrations. Paperback