UPSfueler From United States of America, joined May 2003, 430 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5147 times:
Hey Guys, I am curious to know if Concorde had Cargo doors on the aircraft or cargo bins. I have studied pics of the aircraft and have seen none. Judging by the pics of the interior there is not much room for luggage, so where did they stack all the bags?
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (10 years 13 hours ago) and read 4965 times:
From the little I've seen of a Concorde on the ramp, baggage was loaded through cargo doors that were on the centerline of the belly of the airplane.
The closest counterpart to this system is the one that United used on all of its DC-8's; no other DC-8 operator used the system United had. It again loaded baggage in containers into the airplane through centerline doors in the belly of the airplane.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12956 posts, RR: 79 Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 hours ago) and read 4924 times:
The rear hold, as shown in the accommodation specs, had the greater capacity, on many charters to outstations it also carried a spares pack (as Concorde spares were only held at LHR, CDG, JFK, BGI and until 1994, IAD).
Some pics of the rear hold and doors here; http://www.concordesst.com/inside/7.html
The cutaway here shows the fwd hold, pics of the actual hold to be added later, the sst.com webmaster, Gordon, has them because I took pics of the inside of this area for him! http://www.concordesst.com/inside/4.html