Boeing 2707-200 cutaway aircraft, art, awesomeness, drawings, history, projects Add comments Dec 262013 From the glory days of aerospace illustration, the B2707-200 supersonic transport. The full-rez illustration is a thing to behold! kbob42 I noticed on the Wheel of Time that the flight attendants were wearing bubble helmets… Phil Awesomeness is the word. Herp McDerp Was the Boeing design a “droop-snoot” like the Concorde? B-Sabre The Boeing bird had a double jointed snoot, so the pointy bit stayed parallel to the airflow. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/214/510470239_238c75d9db.jpg Chris Jones I wonder why they did that. Dropping the nose was supposed to improve visibility for landing, and raising the forward end of the drooped nose would seem to interfere with that. Plus you need two sets of actuators instead of one, and the Boeing SST was suffering from weight issues (so much so that their final design ditched the swing wings for a tapered delta wing similar to the two built designs for an SST, not to mention the Lockheed competitor they beat). B-Sabre You’d have to ask them. I have a book with a photo of them testing at least three full-sized mock ups, including a Concorde-style nose, and a nose that translated down. B-Sabre OK, I misremembered: They never did a concorde-styled nose. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5503373/BoeingSST_Nose_Mockup.jpg As to why: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5503373/Boeing_SST_Splaination.jpg B-Sabre Just in case you didn’t see my reply to myself. Cthell Looking at that mockup, I can’t help wondering if it was to minimise the risk of the nose striking the runway during a heavy landing?