droop nose


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droop nose

n.
An aircraft nose section that can be inclined downward to increase runway visibility on takeoff and landing. Also called droop snoot.
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Only 20 were ever built, but the sleek droop nose aircraft quickly became an iconic symbol around the world.
The guide is armed with the odd fact and figure--how the droop nose and landing gear worked, and the plane's fuel consumption--not to mention bits of pub quiz-style information--how Concorde got its name, and the like.