The American Concordes that never flew

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    The American Concordes that never flew

    It was one of the most ambitious aircraft design projects in history, so what happened to the US plans to master supersonic passenger flight?

    By Stephen Dowling
    22 March 2016
    BBC

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    The announcement of the Anglo-French Concorde concerned the US (Credit: Getty Images)

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    The Lockheed L-2000 was one of two designs that underwent more detailed testing (Credit: San Diego Air & Space Museum)

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    The 2707 project was Boeing’s major priority during the late 1960s (Credit: Boeing)

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    A full-size mock-up of the delta-winged Boeing 2707 was built in Seattle (Credit: Boeing)

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    Nasa and Lockheed will collaborate on a new supersonic demonstrator (Credit: Nasa)
     
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