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Old 08-01-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Cool Vintage Boeing SST models

I'm sure you've all seen those cockpit models in 1/12 scale from Atlantic. I would love to seem them tackle the smaller sized Boeing 2707-100 in the pic attached. Also a nice in house photo with two engineers and a beautiful 1/144(?)-1/100(?) Boeing 2707-300. There was a recent article in Airways featuring the Boeing model archives. I would love to have a tour through there. Metal wind tunnel and concept models everywhere...and worth a fortune. Boeing's Alladi's Cave.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting those Boeing SST pics.

I have seen the original model on undercart of the 2707-300 on Ebay a couple of times for thousands of US Dollars. I have to stay with my little Builderscience models at the moment.
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Everytime I see pictures of the mock-up I ask myself: Did Boeing itself ever believe to get the SST in the air??? The whole thing looks very amateurish to me.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting those Boeing SST pics.

I have seen the original model on undercart of the 2707-300 on Ebay a couple of times for thousands of US Dollars. I have to stay with my little Builderscience models at the moment.
I feel your pain Ralph. I can't go to four digits to purchase these models. Also if I see a forum member bidding, I back off so they can't have a chance at obtaining one. I have a 1/200 Pacmin 2707-300 and have a 1/144 model being hand built. There's also a small fleet of 1/400 2707-300's that keep me happy. Perhaps when something incredibly amazing comes up I'll melt down a card. btw: I like those 733 you've been picking up. I did a print of the Boeing prototype colors and vintage Northwest scheme. Very cool concept. Looks a bit like an enlarged B-1.

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Everytime I see pictures of the mock-up I ask myself: Did Boeing itself ever believe to get the SST in the air??? The whole thing looks very amateurish to me.
To each their own....but that's quite an insult to some incredibly talented designers and engineers.
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To each their own....but that's quite an insult to some incredibly talented designers and engineers.
Don't get me wrong: I'm talking about that mock-up that had to stabilized from front to back in some giant hangar - although it stood on front and rear gears at a later stage. I would assume that this could have been done in a more professional way. Somehow it looks to me as if Boeing didn't want to go ahead with this project more than necessary before it wasn't clear if they would get subsidies from the U.S. government.



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Ah...I see what you mean. Lots of scaffolding. It looks to be only temporary. After Boeing U-turned from the 2707-100 & -200, perhaps there was little time to sort out a brand new mock-up in a hurry. Many of those supports did go away later on. You can see that from this pic below taken in Kissimmee Florida. I went down there to see the airplane. Unfortunately, it had been dismantled just a few months prior....so what was to be a journey for an amazing photo-op turned evaporated. I was so disappointed. The forward fuselage/cockpit ended up at the Hiller Museum. It's my understanding that the rest of the mock-up lies outside in ruins somewhere. What a waste.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:49 AM   #7
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I think what makes the Boeing SST so fascinating in model form is that it was never actually built so that the models are the only record we have of the plane. It represents a period of optimism and excess which will not be seen again in my lifetime at least.

The reality of air travel is the lumbering airbus. But the childhood fantasy of the 60s was the Boeing SST.

Concorde is different in so many ways. It actually worked and is better looking. But it is also one of the most photographed and modelled planes ever built. What-if schemes have been illustrated on Concorde in magazines, books and even on some models. But the Boeing SST is the monster that never was.

The little 1-400 Boeing 2707-300 models were the closest one can come to what might have happened in the 70s.
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Guys, I've been looking for a pic for years that I remember as a kid; may have been in the book "Cobra in the sky", not sure, but it's a B&W artist conception of a North American design (Not B-70) in the early 1960s National Airlines, "Airlines of the stars" livery.

Definitely not an L-2000, Boeing 733, or 2707-200 or -300...I've never seen this pic anywhere since.

The design might have been Convair, but almost positive it was North American.

Anyone know where this pic resides?

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Just came across this Large 1/33 Scale Vintage Air France SST Concorde Travel Agency Model Airplane:

Air France Concorde Travel Agent Model | eBay

In case anyone has interest.

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