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50 years since sonic boom tests for the Concorde

It has been 50 years since sonic boom tests for Concorde took place over Bristol. Credit: PA

It has been 50 years since sonic boom tests for the Concorde took place over Bristol.

Scientists were looking at what the effect of breaking the sound barrier would have on properties back on the ground.

People reported hearing a loud bang which in some cases shattered the windows in homes.

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