Reply to post: Re: The most amazing engineering

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

Nick Ryan Silver badge

Re: The most amazing engineering

It's a shame that I only found out after my uncle's recent death that he was instrumental in the computer systems that ran the plane when it went supersonic...

Apparently there was a lot of national secrecy around particularly as the concorde technology was so very close to cutting edge military technology that some aspects were borrowed and he wasn't even permitted to tell his immediate family what he was working on.

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