December 7, 2023

Aviation history: Hand-drawn Concorde design drawing for sale @bonhams1793

Concorde design drawing ©Bonhams

A small slice of aviation history is up for sale at RAF Hendon on 29th April. One of the hand-drawn designs for the Concorde in graphite on design paper is available, with an estimate of £1000-£1500.

Concorde design drawing ©Bonhams
Concorde design drawing ©Bonhams

The title is a bit technical – the Definition Of Compartment Boundaries, Ventilation & Drainage, No. D73.5050. But this is from 1968 and is signed by the test pilot Brian Trubshaw. The designs for Concorde were the last for a major aircraft project to be created by hand without the help of a computer design program. With Concorde decommissioned and nothing similar likely to be developed this is an undoubted piece of aviation history.

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