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Old 19th Aug 2010, 12:24
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Nick Thomas
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cardiff UK
Age: 65
Posts: 118

As I understand it due to friction heat caused by flying at mach 2 Concorde would expand by approx 6 inches. Some of this expansion could be seen between the FE panel and flight deck partition. Obivously the interior would be at a comfortable temp of say 21c; thus the exterior would expand but the interior linings etc would not. So finally to my question- How was this differential expansion delt with? I have really enjoyed reading the clear answers posted answering many interesting Concorde questions.

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