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Old 15th Aug 2010, 14:54
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I've read "By the Rivers of Babylon" too..... and there is some fact behind the fiction.

History does not relate if and where the El Al Concordes would have had APUs.

However, history DOES relate, that the two Concordes ordered by Iran Air WOULD have had APUs (which would have made sense in the Middle East).
Now, Iran Air was the very last company to cancel its orders, and by the time they did, Concorde 214 (now G-BOAG) and 216 (now G-BOAF) were already well underway (they ended up flying initially as white tails).

As a result, both 214 and 216 still have the mounting holes and fittings for an APU. Don't ask me where, but experts know where to find them to this day....
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