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Boeing Model 2707 SST

 Subject
Subject Source: Nasm
Scope Note: Boeing Model 2707 was Boeing's design for a supersonic transport (SST) aircraft. It was developed under a government contract in the 1960s to compete with the British and French Concorde.

Boeing's design for the Model 2707 kept evolving, from the 2707-100 to the 2707-200 and, eventually (in October of 1968), to the 2707-300. The two most-important versions were the "swing-wing" 2707-200, which, on 31 December 1966, won the FAA's contract to build the American SST; and the 2707-300, which appeared on 21 October 1968 and had simpler, fixed wings, making it little different from the Lockheed L-2000 that had lost to the 2707-200 in 1966.

The contract was cancelled in 1971 when the U.S. Sentate rejected further funding. The cancelled contract resulted in major layoffs at Boeing and had a severe economic impact on the city of Seattle, Washington.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Boeing SST artwork collection

 Collection — Box One
Identifier: 2019-00-00-88
Content Description The collection consists of assorted concept art of the Boeing Model 2707 SST. Included are sketches, paintings in various media and presentation boards. The images are primarily exterior views of the plane in flight, although there is one image of an interior cabin. Some images have technical information on them.

Boeing SST cutaway drawings

 Collection — Oversize folder
Identifier: 2021-07-07-A
Content Description The Boeing SST cutaway drawings collection is a small collection consisting of cutaway drawings of the unrealized Boeing SST. There are three copies each of two drawings, one showing an overhead view of the aircraft and one showing an underside view. The largest are blueline drawings measuring about 36.5x13 incches, and there are two smaller photocopied versions of each.

Robert Bryant Collection

 Collection — Box One
Identifier: 2019-06-17
Content Description The Robert Bryant Collection is a small collection consisting of textual and visual materials related to Bryant's career working for Boeing, Northrop, Lear Fan and other aviation companies. The materials are organized by company and format. Related to Boeing, the collection includes a request for proposal on systems and equipment for the Supersonic Transport Program, a 700-series decal, and a handbook on advanced composites. Materials related to Lear Fan include administrative...

Cyrille M. Peabody Boeing Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-08-29
Contents of the Collection The Cyrille M. Peabody Boeing Collection holds original artwork and reference files of Cyrille "Cy" M. Peabody, a Boeing Company employee and designer who worked in various art departments over a 31 1/2 year period in the mid-to-late 20th century. The collection is organized into two series: I. Artwork and II. Reference Files. Series I., Peabody's original art is mostly grouped together within 10 folders (2 boxes), although some individual pieces are found in subject folders. His...

Pauline M. Wheeler SST Artwork Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1985-11-01-A
Content Description Collection consists of original concept art of the Boeing Model 2707 SST. Images include a 30x40" depiction of the aircraft seen from above; a 15x30" view of the plane from below parked on a tarmac; a 15x30" view of the plane in flight next to a Boeing 707 on an abstract background; and a 15x30" view of the plane on a tarmac from the front with a pilot standing near it. This painting has an overlay with text that reads: "Since end of compettiion: -Boeing proposal considered superior; - division...

Holden Withington Boeing SST Poster Collection

 Collection — Oversize folder
Identifier: 2018-03-28
Contents of the Collection The Holden Withington Boeing SST Poster Collection is comprised of four posters, circa 1960s, related to the Boeing SST. It is likely these were collected by Withington during his 1941-1983 employment with Boeing. The posters are 20x28" and include bold colors, psychedelic fonts, and puns on the slogans. The collection does not have any background information on the posters, but they are unlikely not advertisements or promotional posters but appear more likely to be motivational...

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