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Offline Antonio

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2006, 05:59:39 am »
According to Aviation Magazine International Nš753 Mai 1979

Boeing launched an study for a 2nd Generation SST. Several configurations were studied but always starting from a delta wing plan. A twin engined scaled down prototype would be build under NASA and General Electric assistance. No engine details.

Prototype dimensions:

lenght: 39.18 m
span: 15.20 m
Max. Weight: 22 700 Kg
Speed range: Mach 2.2 to 2.7

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2006, 01:40:39 pm »
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That one made me laugh  Wink  Strikes me more as someone goofing off than a serious proposal.
Uh, not so, there was even a serious enough proposal for a (small) SST derived from the F-106...

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2006, 09:21:14 pm »
More of a staff courier aircraft than a SST per se, at least according to the article Orionblamblam published in APR.

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2006, 01:17:29 am »
Yes, more or less what is the F-104 SST.. ;D

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2006, 04:44:11 pm »
Enjoy!

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2006, 01:22:06 pm »
The Air and Space Museum in Washington has a complete documentation regarding the 1963 Republic SSt project. If someone is going there, he would take a look in Box 414 of the Fairchild Corporation Collection, Folder 20 to 26....

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2006, 01:55:59 pm »
Hey, my wife wants to visit the USA again  ;D
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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2006, 06:55:24 am »
Go, you'll be all of us..  ;) ;D

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2006, 01:02:03 pm »
Sky...

The designs Scott showed on his APR site was a kind of an early spaceplane concept. Perhaps related to Republic's initial idea's for a shuttle launcer.
It is strange that the Republic SST is carrying military markings..

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2006, 01:18:18 pm »
Yes, its unusual, but not so strange for me. Its only artists impression. Maybe there we can search for mistake...

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2006, 01:32:23 pm »
Can someone share (if have ones) good Boeing 2707-200 SST drawings/cutaways? Got reissued Revell kit, want to dig into details.
Thanks in advance!
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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2006, 02:53:32 pm »
Please, check your email box. I think it could be what you're looking for ;)

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2006, 12:49:10 pm »
And, although already shown by flateric on page 1 of this thread, here
with a designation : Ths Douglas Model 2229, Mach 3 Transport :
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2007, 02:30:28 am »
Another blast from the past.

I was leafing through some American magazines at a Plane Fair and noticed a small picture of a C5 tanker refueling what was described as the Boeing SST, both in 60s all metal USAF colours.  The Boeing SST was the large 2707 swing wing version.  It looked amazing as a USAF transporter (presumably Boeing hoped that like the 707 they could use the USAF as a start-up customer).  I have seen models of an Air Force One version of the SST on Ebay, though these are modern in origin.

The idea must have been dropped before the swing wing version gave way to the 2707-300 delta version as I have never seen any artwork of this in USAF colours.

Now that Revell have re-released their SST kit it is worth recalling that some 26 airlines flirted with the SST by taking up options including:
Aer Lingus, Aeronaves de Mexico (lapsed in 1967),Air Canada, Air France, Airlift (a battered model of this was on Ebay a few years back), American, BOAC, Braniff, Continental, Delta, Eastern, El Al, KLM,  Japan Air, Lufthansa, Northwest, Panagra (lapsed in 1966), Panair do Brasil (lapsed in 1967), Pan Am, Transamerica,TWA, United

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2007, 07:19:59 am »
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looked amazing as a USAF transporter

Wow!, maybe one of the forum artists could produce the profile ::)

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C5 tanker

This is even more amazing. Could you describe this configuration?. Any chance to see a pic?. I think Boeing opposed a 747 tanker version to the KC-10 and also it was a Tristar Tanker but never heard about C-5 tanker versions in the 60's. This should be a private iniciative from Lockheed ???