26/09/1973 Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic
SYND 26-9-73 CONCORDE ARRIVES AT PARIS
To fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean, Concorde required the greatest supersonic range of any aircraft. This was achieved by a combination of engines which were highly efficient at supersonic speeds, a slender fuselage with high fineness ratio, and a complex wing shape for a high lift-to-drag ratio.
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