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Take-off crash 'n' burn didn't kill the Concorde, it was just too bloody expensive to maintain

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Re: But

Not cheaply. And I'd imagine the airframe is the cheapest part to replace (relatively speaking of course).

You can't just replace the engines on an aircraft designed to supercruise. Engine power, engine inlet inlet air control, fuel consumption, weight etc. are an interlocking set of design decisions. Change one, you've got to re-design others.

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