Lockheed L-2000 SST art: 1
 
    

The L-2000 was Lockheed’s entrance into the  mid-1960’s FAA contest to design and develop an American supersonic  transport. The FAA wanted the US to have an SST substantially better  than the Anglo-French Concorde, with up to 250 passengers and a cruise  speed of up to Mach 3 (as fast as an SR-71). Interestingly, the Concorde  was not expected to be a long-lived design, but rather was simply going  to be the *first* SST, a technology demonstrator, a diplomatic endeavor  between historic enemies Britain and France, a flying sales brochure  for Angle-French industry. And the Tupolev Tu 144 was an attempt to put  something, *anything*, into the air first.

In the end, the FAA selected the Boeing 2707 design, ending the  L-2000. And after great promise was shown, politics killed the Boeing  2707, ending substantial forward progress in civil aviation. Since then,  air flight has gotten cheaper and more efficient, but it has not gotten  any faster… and it certainly hasn’t become more comfortable.

This artwork depicts the final or near-final L-2000 concept, a  double-delta configuration vaguely like a larger Concorde in shape. The  Boeing design started off as a swing-wing configuration but became a  fixed, tailed design prior to cancellation.

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