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on 22 August 2010
This book is great.

It has many interesting photos not present in The Concorde Story: 21 Years in Service (Civil aircraft) neither on the internet!
Technical details in incredible quantity, explaining why G-BOAG had a different battery system from the other BA Concordes, for example.

Highly recommended for Concorde hardcore fans and also for those people curious on the whys of machines, planes, cars, etc.
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on 4 April 2011
The Haynes Owners' Worskhop manuals are always a good read, and this is one too: a very iconic aircraft and nice to learn more about it. It does tend to see most things from the British perspective though, as Air France were a major operator and their experiences could have added ice to the cake
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on 4 December 2010
This is a great book for the aircraft enthusiast, lots of good pictures of the Concorde and its flight deck and instruments.There are also some good technical drawings and photographs of some of the components and the anatomy of the aircraft. But dont expect to learn any in depth knowledge of its systems or components. Hydraulics for instance,the life blood of the aircraft as the authors state,gets only half a dozen paragraphs, three quarters of a page.So like most of the book,its an interesting read, but even if you were ever lucky enouth to own a Concord, you would never be able to carry out any,even simple, servicing on it not even as a static showpiece.And this, even if like me, you have spent years as an aircraft engineer, both in the RAF and in the commercial world.In other words this is not really a technical manual but worth buying and reading all the same.
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on 6 September 2010
I bought this as a present for my Dad and he loved it!.... will definitely be buying more in the series for him
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on 11 April 2013
these books are really good, loads of pictures and information, they are fascinating. they are not actual workshop manuals for the aircraft as that would be like several telephone directories worth of information but they highlight some of the technical advances relevant to each aircraft in simple terms. I like these books so much that i've decided to start collecting them. Good stuff.
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on 13 May 2011
If you're an aviation enthusiast or just someone who admires an aircraft that defined elegance and technology ahead of its time this is book is a perfect gift as well as a permanent fixture on one's book shelf.
The book is well laid out with great pictures of the history of Concorde, in depth descriptions of the aircraft's systems, structure and technical cutaway drawings and diagrams labelled so that you can easily follow the text of the book when it refers to specific systems and components of the aircraft. Haynes have found a good formula on how to layout manuals on cars and that has translated itself to aircraft as well. Looking forward to adding other aircraft manuals like the Vulcan and Avro Lancaster and hopefully many more.
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on 25 November 2015
Excellent. Tells you almost everything you want to know about the Concorde in detail. Plus the wonderful photos.
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on 7 December 2010
The new "Haynes manual" approach to aviation is a novel one and one to be applauded, as some of these publications bring together aspects that many people would have overlooked or missed in other publications. This one, "Aerospatiale/BAC CONCORDE 1969 onwards (all models)" gives a wonderful insight into the background and workings of a 20th century icon - Concorde. While it does much to explain the fundamental principles behind the aircraft, many enthusiasts will be left wondering why they didn't go further to explain the fine details behind this amazing piece of engineering. For example, many of the close up photos of the instruments (many of the photographs used are by Jonathan Falconer) say what the instrument is in general but leave a lot to be desired when it comes to explaining precisely what they display or why. Some instruments are merely labeled (ie "instrument transfer switches") and if you do not have a flight manual you would not know what they do or why.
I recommend this book for its photographs but not so much for the information it provides which is too often inadequate (especially if this is really supposed to be equivalent to a Haynes manual - would you use this paucity of information to maintain your car - I think not!).
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on 23 March 2013
Bought this for my husband who is interested in Planes. I feared that he was intending to build a life sized model of Concorde in the garden. However having looked at the book I have found it very interesting as there are lots of interesting facts and figured in this interesting hard backed book. Thankfully our garden is a little small for the full sized aircraft!
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on 31 October 2010
The Manual gives an accurate insight into the operation of the most important systems on this wonderful aircraft, without being too difficult to understand for anyone who has never worked on an aircraft, it also leaves the reader in no doubt as to what a great technical achievement Concorde was for the aircraft manufacturers of the United Kingdom and France
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