Which Concorde?

The final shape for the Concorde’s wing was an ogee delta, and when viewed closely is a complex arrangement, including a downturned leading edge lip, as well as the reflexed leading edge line seen in plan view.

55906343_2177696962448126_3868965106410848256_nBut it wasn’t the only option, as seen here, in this row of model shapes considered by the designers, the final, settled example at the end. ‘Strictly’ good engineering design, yet a strange primal beauty in them.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

From the French language ‘Avions moches, bizarres, ratés, projets abandonnés et aviation insolite’ Facebook page, posted by Bruyneel Patrick here.

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