The finalconfiguration boeing 2707 mockup was sold to a museum and displayed at the sst. Passenger entrance on mock up interior of boeings 787. The boeing 2707 was also in competition with the lockheed l2000 for us government funding to continue its development. I have a library of commercial airlines and airliners books dating back to 1960. Boeing 2707200 sst mockup nose, hiller rotortip engine light helicopters at hiller museum. But as construction proceeded with the mock up, the aircraft ran into another obstacle much greater than the sound barrier cost.
Boeing archivist oversees a trove of flight history the. The supersonic airliner that turned into a white elephant airline. In the 1960s, boeing and lockheed were two of the most. Boeing scrapped the swingwing in october 1968 in favor of a fixed deltawing design. The award came after more than 14 years of study, design work and. Tell me about a time you worked with a team to solve a problem.
Boeing 2707 sst concept variable geometry swing wing. Boeing supersonic airliner mockup returns to seattle. After winning a competition for a governmentfunded contract to build an american sst, boeing began development at its facilities in seattle, washington. May 10, 2012 david cenciotti aviation, special operations comments off on boeing 747 mock up used for special forces counterterrorism training in western australia. To date, the only ssts to see regular service have been concorde and the tupolev tu144. Boeing reached a new high on the 737 program located in renton, wash. The 2707 also has an arearule fuselage which tapers in relation to the wing span until it reaches its narrowest point just in front of the wings maximum span. Lavishly illustrated, this book showcases historic aircraft that made the companys namethe b17 flying fortress, the b29 stratofortress of. The b2707300 mockup was disassembled and shipped to central. Developed in consultation with eight major airlines, with a first meeting in january 1990, the program was launched on october 14, 1990 with a first. The lockheed design was judged simpler to produce and less risky, but its performance during takeoff and at high speed was slightly lower. In 2017, the 787 dreamliner family racked up nearly 100 net orders and the 777 family captured. This nicetobehold book covers the history of boeing, dedicating about 50% to prewar military and commercial models the remainder to postwar commercial jets. Ive never seen any construction images of the mock up before so these are great to see, thanks for sharing.
In 1966, the federal government chose boeing to build a supersonic airliner. It opens on both sides with its state of the art self retracting mechanism. Boeing 2707 resource learn about, share and discuss. Boeing revisited the concept and came up with a fixed geometry concept, the. A mockup is a prototype if it provides at least part of the functionality of a system and enables testing of a design. Fullscale mock up s of the boeing 2707200 and l20007 designs were presented to the faa, and on december 31, 1966 the boeing design was selected. As boeing had more than 120 sst orders on its books, the. Pacmin boeing sst 2707300 super rare free shipping. The mock up of the variablegeometry aircraft was 306 feet long 91. The model includes parts for three different versions.
I remember letters of intent and much interest especially pan am and twa but thats all i can find or think of as far as ordersare concerned. Boeing 2707200 sst boac moveable wings model space, nasa. The forgotten american concordes boeing 2707 lockheed l2000 sst. The boeing 2707 was the us planemakers take on a supersonic concorde design back in the. Boeing 2707 sst mockup construction photos the unwanted. Mock ups are used by designers mainly to acquire feedback from users. The boeing 2707 sst was to be the first american supersonic airliner. Nowhere can i find a book or article telling of definite orders of the american 2707300 by boeing. In the 1960s the boeing 2707 supersonic transport was to be the future of air travel but it turned out. I was an aero engineering student at the university of t. Congress banned the entire fleet from us skies before it even entered revenue service, shutting the airliner out of its most lucrative. Boeing b777200 center overhead bin this is a genuine boeing b777200 center overhead bin. During this period the wide tange of developments and vaiants has seen frieghter, combined freightpassenger, longrange, increased capacity, and military versions.
While the first 747s were still being built, the device allowed pilots to practice taxi maneuvers from a high upperdeck position. Boeing 2707 sst super sonic transport original mock up 4 full. Concordes last commercial flight was in october 2003, with a november 26. Boeing 2707 sst pictures 733197 733790 2707100 2707200 2707300. The b52 was designed and built by boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. The 777 was designed to bridge the gap between boeings 767 and 747, and to replace older dc10s or l1011s. The boeing 2707 would have been built at the boeing plant in renton, washington, but increasing outcry over the environmental effects of the aircraft, notably sonic boom, led to its cancellation in. The boeing 2707 was the first american supersonic transport sst project. A fullsize mockup of the deltawinged boeing 2707 was built in seattle credit.
The federal government chose boeing to build a supersonic airliner in 1966. A fullsize mock up of the deltawinged boeing 2707 was built in seattle credit. Boeing 2707 sst mockup construction photos aircraft, awesomeness, projects, uncategorized. A supersonic transport sst is a civilian supersonic aircraft designed to transport passengers at speeds greater than the speed of sound. The story of the boeing company, the tale of the planemaker to the world, unfolds on a fittingly grand scale in this book that is at once the history of one company and the story of an industry. With 50 years of hindsight, its easy to forget how the aero industry looked in 1969. Drawings of the final version of the boeing 2707300 sst. Try to imagine youre living in 1969 the 747 design makes sense if you consider the perspective of 1969. Boeing 2707 sst mockup construction photos the unwanted blog. Commercial aircraft like boeings model 707 series and its douglas competitor, the. Google high speed civil transport hsct, there are lots of reports out there about what a more modern one would have been like in the 1990s.
It will be temporarily housed in our restoration facilities in everett. The lockheed mock up was proudly presented to the judges in 1966, but the rival boeing2707100 was already in the works, capable of taking that many passengers and more, plus featuring better aerodynamics and less noise pollution. We settled on mach 5 version, says kevin bowcutt, boeings senior technical fellow and chief scientist of hypersonics, noting that. This most recognized passenger airliner of all time, the boeing 747 has consistently set new standards since its introduction in 1970. A cancelled supersonic airliner boeing designed back in the 60s.
Oh sure, boeings new 787 dreamliner is made of composite materials and. To this day, mentioning the sst causes senior boeing staff to cringe. Boeing 2707 sst super sonic transport inside the original mock up 5. If its happening in commercial aviation, youll get the information and opinions here first.
Rockets, cats, aircraft, guns, politics, photography, science fiction. It was the last day of 1966 when the final design was chosen. In 1990, nasa and boeing and other manufacturers teamed up to study the possibility of building a new supersonic airliner. Fifty years on concorde lives in the hearts of all who. The design emerged as a large aircraft with seating for 250 to 300 passengers and cruise speeds of approximately mach 3. The boeing 777 is a widebody airliner developed and manufactured by boeing commercial airplanes, commonly referred to as the triple seven. Boeing 2707 sst mock up being loaded for the trip up i5 from hiller museum in san carlos, california. The boeing 2707 americas failed answer to the concorde. The year 1966 also saw a different type of aircraft appear on the horizon. Data about boeing 2707200 discussions about factual events happening in the airline and general aviation industries. Boeing 2707 sst super sonic transport an original mock up 4. While boeing originally sold the concept to the faa and congress as a swingwing design, the added weight inheirant in variable geometry wings made the design untenable. Boeings 787 is as innovative inside as outside wired. In manufacturing and design, a mockup, or mockup, is a scale or fullsize model of a design or device, used for teaching, demonstration, design evaluation, promotion, and other purposes.
Not surprisingly, boeing emerged the sole winner of the government contract. The boeing b52 stratofortress is a longrange, subsonic, jetpowered strategic bomber. Even with 5 orders on its books, boeing shut down the 2707 program and laid off 60,000 workers. The last passenger flight of the tu144 was in june 1978 and it was last flown in 1999 by nasa. Mockup news newspapers books scholar jstor may 2009 learn how and when. Boeing 2707 sst super sonic transport inside the original mock up. Boeing built an unusual training device known as waddells wagon named for a 747 test pilot, jack waddell that consisted of a mock up cockpit mounted on the roof of a truck. By the final phase, in september 1966, boeing was working with an even larger design, for up to 300 passengers. Final design submissions were next sought by the faa, and boeing produced the 733390, with a capacity for up to 300 passengers. Boeing built a special pavilion at last weeks farnborough air show in the u.
Up for auction is this large extremely rare pacmin 1100 scale vintage boeing sst replica in prototype house colors. Fuel costs were low in the design days and environment concerns were also soon to play a part in shutting it down. For several years i had resisted requests to make an electronic version of the guide because to me the electronic version was the website. Media in category boeing 2707 at museum of flight, seattle the following 37 files are in this category, out of 37 total. Workers at paine field in everett on friday guide a section of a boeingbuilt mock up of a sst supersonic transport toward its new home on a movable platform not pictured. Updated june 15th, 2018 rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter. The boeing 737 technical guide is available as an ebook. The lockheed mock up was proudly presented to the judges in 1966, but the rival boeing2707100 was already in the works, capable of taking that many passengers and more, featuring better aerodynamics and less noise pollution. It has been operated by the united states air force usaf since the 1950s.
Unfollow boeing supersonic to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Boeing 2707 sst to be used as a bomber with images aircraft art. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds 32,000 kg of weapons. See more ideas about concorde, supersonic aircraft and aircraft. Why doesnt the 747 stretched upper deck extend all the.269 262 634 1267 203 808 73 356 297 61 51 477 981 1084 607 1248 630 1060 1412 654 73 322 115 1018 143 550 305 1111 999 443 966 741 1482 454 540 286 161 1312 1400 1251 933 1406 25 787 1407