Concorde, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Concorde, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Photograph taken July 1981 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: nmr 1970/061

Concorde G-AXDN is a UK built pre-production prototype which first flew from Filton Airfield in Bristol on the 17th December 1971. Known to many as '01', it's actual number is 101 as computer systems of the time had trouble with a two digit serial number. A technological tour-de-force, this plane broke the record for the fastest commercial transatlantic crossing in November 1974. Once the test and development programme was completed, G-AXDN was flown to Duxford, where it has been since 1977.