It is somewhat a futile endeavour to even try write a page about Concorde and include anything particularly novel or original, because others have already done a far better job than I ever could, so it is with a humble doff of my cap that I direct you to an existing reputable source of information on the greatest civilian transport aircraft ever made, should you wish to learn more about it.
Instead I leave you with a single picture, the only known picture, of Concorde cruising at Mach 2, in full supercruise (the ONLY airliner in history to ever be able to do so), taken from a Tornado F3 flying at full-throttle, and rapidly running out of fuel.
I should also add, that I do closely follow all of the various Concorde nostalgia clubs and ‘RTF’ (return to flight) dreamers such as;
I will say only this on the topic of return to flight: it’s POSSIBLE, but DON’T count on it. If you visit and comment on any of the facebook groups associated with these people and merely suggest the very notion that an XH558 style restoration and heritage flight could be organised for even a single Concorde airframe, you will be set upon and savaged with die hard entrenched positions like ‘no spares!’, ‘BA still owns all the airframes!’ and ‘Airbus will never let it happen!’ by a thoroughly unpleasant league of Concorde-trolls. Needless to say, it’s an utterly hopeless uphill battle trying to convince the droves of luddites and pessimists that even in an ideal hypothetical world with wealthy benefactors, that it could be done, they refuse even to entertain the potential of the fantasy, let alone expand the fantasy itself.
I will add this single footnote, a statement which I will stand by, and you may quote me on this: Concorde was NOT a failure, and it DID make a profit.
The usual critics who would contest the above, who normally preface their incorrect and ill-informed judgements with ‘THE Concorde’, rather disrespectfully, are usually disgruntled Americans trying to justify to themselves why their great nation failed to ever field a civilian SST itself.
The fact remains, that if the Boeing 2707 had been built, our American cousins would have raised their game and tried to compete with Concorde, rather than slander it, much like they did when they answered the DeHavilland Comet with the Boeing 707 – they could have continued to make bigger and bigger more efficient piston engined airliners but instead they joined the jet age.
They never quite managed, to join the supersonic age, but when they do, it will be realised again in hindsight, just how advanced Concorde truly was.