CONCORDE FROM CONCORDE EDITION
Surely one of the most spectacular tributes to Concorde, these are our 19” long sculptures of Concorde made of Concorde. The beautifully crafted Concorde From Concorde Sculptures are made using actual metal from an ex-Concorde rudder which was manufactured in 1976 at BAC Weybridge as one of the original contacted components.
Bearing the serial number ‘VW23’, our rudder spent most of its life upon British Airways Concorde flagship G-BOAC, prior to being finally struck off service in 1992, the rudder failing during a flight from London to New York. Official records indicate that the rudder was initially fitted to Concorde G-BOAG in 1977 before being transferred to G-BOAC, upon which airframe it spent the next twelve years prior to finally being fitted to G-BOAB. During its service VW23 accrued a total of 10,861 flight hours and 3,724 landings before being retired, the majority whilst fitted to G-BOAC.
Each Concorde sculpture is mounted via a bronze column upon a ‘delta’ shaped walnut plinth and features precision ball and socket engineering to facilitate movement of the sculpture.
A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each piece, signed both by Christopher Bennett on behalf of TMB Art Metal and Captain Mike Bannister, Concorde’s last and best known chief pilot. A limited edition of just 28 sculptures, one representing each year Concorde was in commercial operation and numbered by the year “1976″ through to “2003”.
A limited edition of just 28 Sculptures, made to order