Concorde

DC Designs

CONCORDE AIRLINER SUPERSONIC

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Concorde was the most famous supersonic airliner in the world. First flown in 1969, Concorde became famous for flying faster than a rifle bullet and ferrying celebrities across the Atlantic between New York City and London UK.

Concorde has been coded with Microsoft Flight Simulator native 'Model Behaviors' animations and built to MSFS operational specifications to prevent issues with future simulator upgrades.

The DC Designs Concorde is fully compliant with MSFS native materials and make use of the new simulator's features such as rain effects and sounds, fully reflective glass, native aerodynamic sound structures, the new 'Modern' aerodynamics system with the ability to provoke 'departure spins'.

Concorde also contains custom animated effects such as low-pressure-vapour, reheat and engine smoke trails. Concorde is also fully compliant with Virtual Reality headsets.

Cockpit

Truly 3D flight deck featuring virtually every switch, dial, knob and gauge from the real Concorde Instruments constructed in 3D with smooth animations Fully modelled forward passenger cabin with working doors and custom passenger sounds Interactive points for Ground Crew operations such as jetway, fuel truck, power truck, baggage loading and catering truck Crew figures in the virtual cockpit are coded to disappear when you occupy their seats Aircraft systems

3D modelled dials, ADI, 'whiskey' compass and other high-detail instruments designed to emulate the appearance of the real Concorde Fully operational fuel transfer and Centre of Gravity balance system, with all 138 lines, 64 pumps and 38 valves correctly represented Fully automated fuel transfer system for those who prefer a simpler life Weather radar, fully functional Flight Management Computer (CIVA INS will follow when Xbox can support the required gauges) Highly realistic flight model - Concorde will only reach Mach 2 and 60,000ft, efficiently enough to reach her destination, if flown correctly A full operations manual is included in the software and can also be downloaded here. Liveries

British Airways 1985-1987 British Airways 1997-2003 Air France 1976-2003 Singapore Airlines G-BOAD

A marvel of aerospace engineering, Concorde is a supersonic passenger airliner produced jointly by France’s Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation. The aircraft, which took its first flight in March of 1969, can carry up to 128 passengers at a top speed of Mach 2.04 (1,354 miles per hour), to a ceiling of 60,000 feet, with a range of nearly 4,500 miles.

While a number of airlines expressed initial interest in purchasing Concordes, only 20 were eventually built before the airframe was retired in 2003. Six of these were developmental, seven were used by British Airways, and seven by Air France.

Constructed of special aluminum alloys that withstand the high temperatures generated by supersonic flight, the aerodynamically-optimized Concorde features a sleek delta wing with an 84-foot span, a drooping nose for takeoff and landing visibility, fly-by-wire controls, and four Rolls Royce / Snecma Olympus afterburning turbojets that deliver a maximum total 152,200 pounds of thrust.

Rocket into the sky and settle into a supersonic cruise at a stratospheric altitude, then marvel at being able to see the curvature of the earth. As the muscular Olympus engines keep this iconic craft searing through the heights, and the densely-packed gauges and indicators calculate every aspect of the airliner and its performance, one thing becomes undeniably clear: piloting a Concorde is an experience like none other.