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US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971

Vivalaalex13

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The SST Here it comes, ready or not
By Don Dwiggins, Doubleday & Co. Inc., 1968

Kelly Johnson's input on the SST and an illustration of a Continental Airlines SST. The caption is confusing on this one - citing the design as both Douglas and North American.
I have a color version of this drawing on really old Kodak paper. My grandpa worked for the Air Force and gave it to me as a gift.Do I have a photo copy of the original? is it worth anything?
 

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Found out that the Lockheed L-2000 mockup was used in a movie in 1977, "SST : Death Flight" :
The plot is hilarious. Yes, sabotaged hydraulics, explosive decompression, AND "Senegal flu" (!?) onboard .
so maybe that's where that mockup ended :

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Apparently only views of the nose and inside the cockpit were used, so the thing was maybe already not complete/partly broken.
See screenshots here , first one clearly is the L-2000 mockup cockpit :
 

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Wow, Galgot, that a major discovery. My own research told me, that L-2000 mockup had ended its life at the FAA Oklahoma center, where it was used for SST passenger evacuation tests. Then it was left there for many years, to rot. This was in the early 70's, yet the movie was done in 1977 so the mockup should have been in barely acceptable state to figure even in a low-key movie...
 

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Yes, maybe only what was left of it was used for that film. the cockpit and maybe part of the nose ...
Which make sense if you say it was used for passenger evacuation tests, then maybe the FAA used the cabin part and not much of the cockpit/nose section and that part remained in 'correct" shape.
Would have to see that film (and not die from laughter).
 

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Wow. I checked out the cast on the Wiki link and what a trip down memory lane. I haven't heard some of those names in decades.
 

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By the nose only on the movie poster, it really looks like ye old Lockheed L-2000...
 

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The L-2000 is really badly treated. A really sorry airplane.:D
 

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Thank you Phillipzu,

in this topic,and in replies # 91,268,287,320 and specially 655,you will find the answer.
 
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