A celebration of the early developmental years of the Anglo-French Concorde project illuminating the journey of discovery from the initial extensive aerodynamic experiments to the first flights and rigorous testing of the protoypes. These official films are presented uncut, many are previously unseen and all provide an unrivalled insight into the aeronautical marvel of its time.
Concorde - Birth of the First Supersonic Airliner 1964 - 13 minutes Early promotional film about the Concorde project
Concorde Progress 1964 - 19 minutes.
Highlights include Olympus engine research in a Vulcan test bed, construction of variable geometry intakes and exhausts, and the kinetic heating test beds.
Concorde - The Great Collaboration 1966 - 20 minutes.
An overview of the design and technological challenges met at the outset of the collaboration between B.A.C. and Sud-Aviation relating to materials, aerodynamics, structure and performance and the range of tests and laboratories employed in order to answer questions about thermal stress, supersonic shockwaves, material fatigue, air flow patterns etc. Also features the deltawinged BAC 221 and HP115 planes, the low speed handling qualities of which informed the Concorde development process.
Concorde Takes Shape 1967 - 9 minutes.
review of the production progress made on Concorde prototypes 001 and 002 during 1966 and 1967. Includes extensive ground and air testing of the Olympus 593 engine and the airlifting of Concorde components between the Filton and Toulouse productions by means of an R.A.F. Belfast transport plane.
Construction of the First Prototype 1967 - 10 minutes.
an explanation of the division of different sections of Concorde prototype manufacture between Sud Aviation in Toulouse and B.A.C. in Filton.
Concorde Debut 1967 - 19 minutes
The roll-out of 001 and an explanation of the tests and testing equipment it will be subjected to, this event being the "start of the Concorde learning curve".
Concordes Fly 1969 - 13 minutes
A report of the first flights of the Concorde prototypes 001 and 002, their joint flying display at the Paris Airshow of 1969 and the Queen's Birthday Concorde Flypast over Buckingham Palace.
BONUS FEATURE - Concorde Materials
Specimen Heat Tests 1964 -1 minute
BONUS FEATURE - Roll-Out Ceremony for Concorde 001 at Toulouse, 1967 - 3 minutes
BONUS FEATURE - Concorde Shackleton
Parachute Trials at Henlow, 1967 - 3 minutes
Catalogue Number: 9971011
Picture: 1:33:1 / Colour
Time: 110 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Sound: Mono / English
Region: 0 / PAL
Our Price: £11.99