Droop Nose

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Concorde - Design - Droop Nose
... Concorde’s drooping nose, developed by Marshall Aerospace, enabled the aircraft to switch between being streamlined to reduce drag and achieve optimum aerodynamic ... Due to the high angle of attack the long pointed nose obstructed the view and necessitated the capability to droop ... The droop nose was accompanied by a moving visor that retracted into the nose prior to being lowered ...
... The Droop Nose was a distinctive feature of both Concorde and the Tu-144 ... When in flight, the nose would be raised ... Concorde also had a moving visor that would slide into and out of the nose ...

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