- Lockheed’s L-2000 SST design, loser in the competition with Boeing for US/SST contract, was result of decade of tunnel testing, incorporating best features of fixed wing double-delta concept proved out in SR-71. Lockheed’s philosophy was simplicity in design for better safety and economy.
- How to build an SST! Brilliant Lockheed designer Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson, who created such successful planes as the U-2, SR-71, F-104 and the Constellation, amused fellow aircrafters with satirical drawing portraying design problems encountered with the SST.
The SST: Here it comes, ready or not.
by Don Dwiggins
Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1968
Image credit: Lockheed
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