CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- Jun 6, 2006
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that would be extraordinary. Mind you, the L-2000 mockup was dumped by Lockheed to the FAA, which brought it to its Oklahoma Office headquarters and used for passenger evacuation tests. That was in the early 70's. After the tests it stayed there, dilapidated, until it was finally scrapped.I remember Miss SST and the made for TV movie that came from. As I also recall, one way they tried to make the plane for the movie look different from the Lockheed SST was to hang a set of 747 engines off of it. I'm not sure they didn't use a L-2000 cockpit mockup for the movie set as well, though.Finally Boing added horizontal tail stabilizer and front wing with flap to the SCAT15F.
Please enjoy Miss SST.
More generally the L-2000 and 2707-300 mockups got really extraordinary (if not sad) adventures long after Lockheed lost to Boeing, and then Boeing lost to Mondale and Proxmire in the spring of 1971.
Both full-scale mockups were, after all, the closest thing from a SST America ever had.