Lockheed SST Prototype Model
Lot 15
Lockheed SST Prototype Model
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£2,200 - 3,700

The Air and Space Sale

27 Sep 2017, 13:00 EDT

New York

Lot Details
Lockheed SST Prototype Model
Model of the Lockheed L-2000 7A airplane, 1/50th scale, approximately 49-1/2 x 27-1/2 x 8-1/8 inches (1,257 x 699 x 206 mm). Designed by Richard Heppe (1923-2015), unverified manufacturer but likely a prototype model built by Lockheed in Burbank prior to the June 27, 1966 unveiling of their full-scale L-2000. This design differs slightly from the final model in window configuration. Fiberglass over wood, with a mounting bracket under the fuselage.

Rare 1:50 scale model of the Lockheed L-2000 airplane designed for a US government competition to build a Super Sonic Transport plane. The L-2000 was designed under chief engineer and future Lockheed president, Richard Heppe. In the early-1960s President John F. Kennedy and the Federal Aviation Agency launched a program to design a commercial US-manufactured supersonic passenger plane in hopes of competing with the French Concorde passenger jet. Lockheed and Boeing went head to head, and despite praise for Lockheed's simple and sleek design, the Boeing 2707 was eventually selected for funding December 31, 1966 (although the program was ultimately canceled in 1971).
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