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The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (1,350 mph). Taken from an RAF Tornado fighter jet, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for 4 minutes over the Irish Sea: The Tornado was rapidly running out of fuel, struggling to keep up with Concorde at Mach 2.

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Blackburn Buccaneer S2. Using the more powerful Spey engines. The aircraft was designed to run at high subsonic speed at low level, but the lack of supersonic performance meant it was reluctantly accepted by the RAF after the cancellation of the TSR2. Always seen as a stopgap, the aircraft suffered from a lack of development of its radar and electronics.

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F22 goes transonic in a cloud. Literally.The plane’s near-supersonic speed changes the temperature and pressure of the air around it, causing ambient moisture to condense. Clouds naturally follow.

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English Electric lightning.

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The Red Arrows and Vulcan Bomber by Wondertubs, via Flickr

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Concorde, fastest commercial airliner ever, short lived commercial success, now just museum pieces.

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RAF Tornado you can see the XV on the tail,of the SQN,s I worked on.

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SR 71 take off. The rings are created as supersonic air from the engine meets subsonic air, creating a shockwave.

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English Electric Lightning F1A; XM214 on the Military Register. First flew 29 June 1961, delivered to the RAF on 1 August 1961, put on Maintenance as 8420M, scrapped at Gutersloh circa 1977.

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from Twitter

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Truly AMAZING photo of British_Airways Concorde flying over New York!

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