Concorde: 40 Years of Supersonic Magic
Shape of Things to Come
A model line up of the various designs suggested for the shape of Concorde. The eventual design is at the far end. Responsibility for development was split between France and Britain and the name 'Concord' was first used in 1963. The spelling was to be a bone of contention between the nations with the French insisting on the 'e'. British politician Tony Benn stated that the suffixed 'e' represented "Excellence, England, Europe and Entente."