Boeing Model 2707 SST
Subject Source: NasmScope 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 9 Collections and/or Records:
Boeing SST artwork collection
Collection — Box One
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
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
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...
Donald B. Croly Boeing Concept Art Collection
Contents of the Collection The Donald B. Croly Boeing Concept Art Collection holds 39 pieces of concept art created by Croly, circa 1940s-1970s, during his time as an artist at the Boeing Company. Most are original gouache paintings, although there are three pen and ink and graphite drawings and two photographic reproduction posters. Scenes primarily depict aircraft in a variety of settings, including in flight, parked at terminals and engaged in U.S. Air Force military operations. A small number feature...
Clarence S. Howell Collection of Boeing SST Posters
Contents of the Collection The Clarence S. Howell Collection of Boeing SST Posters is comprised of five motivational screen prints and one cutaway poster all pertaining to the Boeing 2707 SST. Howell collected the items when he worked as a project manager at the Boeing Company, circa 1960s. Bold colors and wordplay slogans are present on each. Most have minor damage visible to the corners where they were hung, evidencing their use as motivational office art.The first screen print is also the smallest at...
Cyrille M. Peabody Boeing Collection
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...
Jim Radcliffe Boeing Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Contents of the Collection The Jim Radcliffe Boeing Collection holds a very small amount of material related to Radcliffe's career at The Boeing Company, 1967-1969. It includes two 1967 "SST Phase II Program Schedules," numbers 1B and 1C. The schedules provide an overview of the project plan for various departments, including "Nonstructure," "Mockup," "Design." There are also eleven 35mm color slides depicting the Boeing 747 first flight at Paine Field in 1969. The images were taken by Radcliffe and show the aircraft...
Pauline M. Wheeler SST Artwork Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
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
Contents of the Collection The Holden Withington Boeing SST Poster Collection is comprised of four posters, circa 1960s, related to the Boeing SST program and were probably used as motivational posters for the designers. 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 slogans on the posters are all reminders about keeping the SST designs lightweight.The first...
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