SoCal History-Lockheed SST Mockup Unveiled - From the Los Angeles Times
Lockheed SST mockup unveiled
Posted By: Scott Harrison
Posted On: 12:19 a.m. | February 7, 2014
June 27, 1966: Three technicians walk on the left delta wing of a full-scale mockup of Lockheed supersonic transport that stretches 273 feet from nose to tail.
Aviation writer Marvin Miles reported in the next morning’s Los Angeles Times:
Lockheed’s supersonic transport was dramatically displayed Monday in a full-scale mockup of the sleek 1,800-mph airliner the company hopes will win government approval in a tense competition with a Boeing design.
Constructed as an engineering aid for design refinements, the gleaming, white-painted model stretches 273 feet from nose to tail and details cockpit and cabin interiors, a double-delta wing and full-size landing gear — mostly in wood.
Called the Lockheed 2000, the plane is designed to carry up to 266 passengers in five-abreast seats wider than those used in intercontinental jets and streak from Los Angeles to New York — or Honolulu - in little more than two hours.