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Links

Concorde SST
www.concordesst.com
This extensive site offers dozens of pages of historical information on the Concorde fleet, including detailed photographs and technical diagrams of almost every major system in the aircraft.


Tupolev Tu-144
www.super70s.com/Super70s/Tech/Aviation/Aircraft/Tu-144.asp
Read about the history of the TU-144, a Russian supersonic aircraft that was unveiled three months before Concorde, bringing accusations of industrial espionage.


Testing the First Supersonic Aircraft
oea.larc.nasa.gov/PAIS/Supersonic.html
This lengthy excerpt from the memoirs of former NASA test pilot Bob Champine gives a fascinating account of his experience during the early days supersonic flight. View photographs of original prototype aircraft and learn what it took to coax them past the speed of sound.


Southern California Forum on Sonic Boom Research
www.sonicbooms.org
On this University of Southern California Web site, learn more about the physics behind sonic booms and read about the latest research in supersonic engineering.



Books

The Miracle of Flight
by Stephen Dalton. New York: Firefly Books, 1999.

The Concorde Story
by Christopher Orlebar. London: Hamlin Publishing, 1994.

Flying Concorde
by Brian Calvert. St. Paul: Motorbooks International, 2002.


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