Estimated development cost of £2billion at 1980 prices!
So, about the same as the Falklands war, and it didn't even cost hundreds of deaths. It was also a much more worthwhile use for the Olympus engine than successfully getting a solitary 1000 lb bomb to make a hole that was filled in a couple of days later.
Do you know what, I do think Concorde is pretty cool, and I dare say I would've enjoyed a flight in one.
See, wasn't that difficult after all, was it?
I suppose I would put it in the same category as the Sydney Opera House - too late, too small, too expensive, not very good at what it was supposed to do, yet somehow captured the public's imagination.
Though famously controversial at its inception, it's one of the Australian tourism industry's biggest draw cards, as evidenced by prices that in dollar per "unit of ransos' definition of utility" terms would make your eyes water. And that's just to wander round the bloody thing, never mind actually watch an opera*
I think the Adelaide bagpipes are bored
Nah, I was watching telly
Thinking about that is astonishing, no internet back then, mobiles were the size of bricks and you only had four channels on the telly yet you could cross the Atlantic in the blink of an eye.
Still, it was utterly useless
*also an utterly useless thing