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Harold Gough
17th June 2018, 02:55 PM
I was unaware of this project and though it might be of interest.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_2707

Harold

Naughty Nigel
17th June 2018, 09:11 PM
Interesting.

"A key design feature of the 2707 was its use of a swing wing configuration. During development the required weight and size of this mechanism continued to grow, forcing the team to start over using a conventional delta wing. Rising costs and the lack of a clear market led to its cancellation in 1971 before two prototypes had been completed."

Once again the UK and Europe were well ahead of the USA, which is probably why the USA blocked Concorde flights for many years.

It is also interesting that the wing design was over-weight, over-complicated and over-budget. This seems to be a common trait of American design, including their software. :rolleyes: