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User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1187 posts, RR: 2
Posted (15 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

The Concorde had 4 prototypes and pre-production planes, all preserved now.
Also, the first 2 production aircraft (one Air France one British Aireways) were
not put into service. What eventually happened to these two planes?

The Dassault Mercure had two prototypes (the second became an Air Inter
plane). does anyone know what happened to them, what their regns and C/ns

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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2151 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (15 years 10 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

As for the Concordes, I'll have to look them up when I get home. However, to my knowledge, the prototypes are museum pieces. One production Concorde, an Air France machine, was taken out of service and used for spares and eventually broken up. All other Concordes, except for the one that crashed in Paris, are extent - either in service or on display.

The prototype Dassault Mercure was broken up; one production example in Air Inter colors has been preserved.

The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 7141 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (15 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

One Concorde prototype is on display at the aircraft museum at Le Burget near Paris. Last time I was there it was outdoor, and it looked somewhat dirty and tired. You could walk all way through it and watch the cockpit through a window in a wall, a really cramped "office" with plenty of bells and whistles. The three drivers certainly don't have much private life at work.
Don't know about the other prototypes.
Preben Norholm

Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
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