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    It appears us Brits have been ever so slightly put out by the treatment of one of our old Concordes that we left in your care....


    CONCORDE lies rotting and vandalised – abandoned on an old airfield.
    The iconic jet has had its NOSE cut off by a lorry, its WINDSCREEN cracked by footballs and its ENGINES are full of birds’ nests.

    The WHEELS and fuselage are spattered with bird droppings while the PAINT is peeling off.

    Fury has erupted over the shabby treatment of the supersonic airliner in New York, with US air expert Phil Derner Jr saying it was “the victim of abuse and carelessness”.


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    The jet, one of 20 Concordes built, had been loaned by British Airways to New York’s USS Intrepid air-sea museum but moved when a pier was rebuilt.

    Mr Derner added: “It was hit by a truck, kids use it as a playground and there are birds nesting in it. It is an outrage.”

    BA execs have demanded to know why the plane – registration number G-BOAD and commonly known as “Alpha Delta” – has been left to rot.

    Intrepid museum boss Bill White said steps were being taken to end the scandal.

    Alpha Delta first flew in 1976 and set a transatlantic flight record.

    Seven Concordes are displayed in Britain at locations including Manchester, Heathrow and Bristol after the fleet was grounded in 2003.
    Personally I'm so outraged, I'm going to go to the excellent USAF museum at Duxford and **** over the P-51 Mustang, throw rocks at the B-17 Flying fortress 'Sally B' and get my kids to torch the 'Huey'

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    It should have gone to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

    Being an aircraft fanatic, this is a travesty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    It should have gone to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

    Being an aircraft fanatic, this is a travesty!
    Agreed. !!
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    The Concord at Floyd Bennett Field Brooklyn New York





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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    It should have gone to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

    Being an aircraft fanatic, this is a travesty!
    Send her to the Air Force Museum at Dayton, Ohio. She'd have a good home there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamer View Post
    Send her to the Air Force Museum at Dayton, Ohio. She'd have a good home there.
    It does look a little like the XB-70 Valkyrie...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    It does look a little like the XB-70 Valkyrie...
    Hmmm...Now that you mention it, it kinda does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    It should have gone to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

    Being an aircraft fanatic, this is a travesty!
    TOTALLY AGREED!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    It does look a little like the XB-70 Valkyrie...
    And the Tu-160
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    And the Tu-160

    I think the XB-70 flew first, then the Concorde, then the TU-160. Does the 'X' in XB signify experimental? Did it enter production?
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    vol, that's exactly what the 'X' meant.

    It never entered production. Two test models flew, but one was lost in flight when a F-104 collided with it during (of all things) a photo shoot.

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    XB= Experimental Bomber
    XF=Experimental Fighter, example XF-22
    XR=Experimental Reconnaissance, example XR-71

    I may be wrong on those... Don't trust me, ask someone who knows for sure..

    I remember putting a model kit together of an XB-70. I was going to save it until New Years Fireworks went on sale, and see how she'd fly. She took some hard hits in the ol' toy box and never made her first trip... It would have been great, though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    It should have gone to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

    Being an aircraft fanatic, this is a travesty!
    They already have one:
    http://collections.nasm.si.edu/code/...h=A20030139000
    I can't believe they actually pay me to do this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronsMan53 View Post
    I was gonna say the same..... one of those rare occurrences where the Federal Government far outperforms a local charity.
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    Not forgetting the TU144 known as 'Concordeski'... Flew her maiden flight a couple of months before Concorde but wasn't much of a success.
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