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Lockheed 1, 2, 5 Vega Lockheed 1, 2, 5 Vega

1927

First becoming keenly interested in aviation during 1910, the brothers Allan and Malcolm Loughead (pronounced ...

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The very considerable success and proven reliability of the Vega made this aircraft of interest ...

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Lockheed 3 Air Express

1928

Lockheed 3 Air Express

Lockheed 8 Sirius Lockheed 8 Sirius

1929

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The sole YP-24, delivered to the Army on 29 September 1931, was the first fighter ...

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Lockheed YP-24

1931

Lockheed YP-24

Lockheed 8 Altair Lockheed 8 Altair

1931

When acquiring his Sirius, Charles Lindbergh had intimated that he might be interested in having ...

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Seeing, in the latter part of 1930, a potential market for a light transport aircraft, ...

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Lockheed 9 Orion

1931

Lockheed 9 Orion

Lockheed 10 Electra Lockheed 10 Electra

1934

Lockheed's first major move towards becoming a significant manufacturer of transport aircraft came with design ...

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When the Lockheed 10 Electra first entered service, its 10-passenger capacity was considered to be ...

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Lockheed 12 Electra Junior

1936

Lockheed 12 Electra Junior

Lockheed 14 Super Electra Lockheed 14 Super Electra

1937

Designed to compete against the DST/ DC-2/DC-3 series being developed by the Douglas company, the ...

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The Hudson was originally built to the order of the British government as a military ...

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Lockheed Hudson

1938

Lockheed Hudson

Lockheed P-38 Lightning Lockheed P-38 Lightning

1939

The P-38 was the only American fighter built before World War II to be still ...

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Design and development of the Lockheed 18 Lodestar began as a result of the poor ...

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Lockheed 18 Lodestar

1939

Lockheed 18 Lodestar

Lockheed Vega Starliner Lockheed Vega Starliner

1939

Designed by Lockheed's subsidiary AiRover Company, which by 1938 became the Vega Airplane Company, the ...

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The success of the Hudson in RAF service led Lockheed to propose a military ...

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Lockheed 37 / PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon

1940

Lockheed 37 / PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon

Lockheed Vega 35 Lockheed Vega 35

1941

North American Aviation Inc, designed during 1937 the prototype of a lightweight primary trainer which ...

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The Lockheed XP-49, its designation seemingly out of sequence in that it was a conception ...

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Lockheed XP-49

1942

Lockheed XP-49

Lockheed 49, 749 Constellation Lockheed 49, 749 Constellation

1943

Design of the Lockheed L-49 began in 1939 to meet the requirement of Pan American ...

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In June 1943 Lockheed was instructed to proceed with the design and development of a ...

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Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star

1944

Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star

Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning

1944

The Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning resulted from a US Army contract, of 27 April 1943, ...

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The first US Navy contract for two XP2V-1 Neptune maritime-reconnaissance bombers was placed in April ...

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Lockheed P-2 Neptune

1945

Lockheed P-2 Neptune

Lockheed 75 Saturn Lockheed 75 Saturn

1946

First flight 17 June 1946. Cancelled in 1948 in favour of Douglas DC-3.

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Lockheed's P-80 Shooting Star has its own special niche in USAAF/USAF history. From it evolved ...

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Lockheed T-33

1948

Lockheed T-33

Lockheed F-94 Starfire Lockheed F-94 Starfire

1948

Third member of Lockheed's F-80 family, the F-94 Starfire was evolved to satisfy a requirement ...

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Although two prototypes of the Lockheed 89 Constitution were built for the US Navy, under ...

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Lockheed 89 Constitution

1948

Lockheed 89 Constitution

Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation / EC-121 Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation / EC-121

1950

The next stage in development of the Constellation was the L-1049 Super Constellation with ...

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The Lockheed XF-90 was built to meet a USAF requirement for a long-range penetration fighter ...

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Lockheed XF-90

1950

Lockheed XF-90

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

1954

Lockheed's G. L. "Kelly" Johnson has designed some really exciting aircraft, but the company's Model ...

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The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop aircraft that serves as the main tactical ...

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules

1954

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Lockheed XFV-1 Salmon Lockheed XFV-1 Salmon

1954

Under the designation Lockheed XFV-1, the company completed and flew the first of two prototypes ...

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Development of the U-2 began in the spring of 1954 to meet a joint CIA/USAF ...

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Lockheed U-2

1955

Lockheed U-2

Lockheed 1649 Starliner Lockheed 1649 Starliner

1956

Last of the civil Constellation-derived airliners was the L-1649A Starliner, with a completely new wing ...

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The design of the Lockheed L-188 Electra began in 1954, and in the following year the ...

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Lockheed L-188 Electra

1957

Lockheed L-188 Electra

Lockheed 1329 JetStar I / II Lockheed 1329 JetStar I / II

1957

To meet a US Air Force requirement for an 'off-the-shelf' high-performance light transport, Lockheed developed ...

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When in August 1957 the US Navy needed an advanced ASW/maritime patrol aircraft, the urgency ...

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Lockheed P-3 Orion

1959

Lockheed P-3 Orion

Aermacchi/Lockheed AL.60 Conestoga Aermacchi/Lockheed AL.60 Conestoga

1959

During the late 1950s the Lockheed Georgia Company, Marietta, Georgia made a rare venture into ...

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The USAF's SR-71A two-seat strategic-reconnaissance aircraft originates from the remarkable Lockheed A-11, detail design of ...

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

1961

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed VZ-10 Hummingbird / XV-4 Lockheed VZ-10 Hummingbird / XV-4

1962

Under the company designation Lockheed VZ-120, Lockheed designed and developed two prototypes of a VTOL ...

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The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter is a military strategic airlifter in service with the United States ...

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Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

1963

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

1968

The first C-5A Galaxy (#66-8303) was "rolled out" on 2 March 1968. On June 30th ...

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The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, ...

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Lockheed L-1011 Tri Star

1970

Lockheed L-1011 Tri Star

Lockheed QT-2 / Q-Star / YO-3A Lockheed QT-2 / Q-Star / YO-3A

1971

Faced with the military requirement for a quiet observation aircraft, Lockheed developed the two-seat Q-Star. ...

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The Lockheed S-3 Viking is a United States Navy jet aircraft used to hunt and ...

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Lockheed S-3 Viking

1972

Lockheed S-3 Viking

Lockheed XST Have Blue Lockheed XST Have Blue

1977

Stealth technology demonstrator. The first prototype flew in December 1977. Both prototypes crashed.

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Successfully kept secret for nearly 15 years, the Lockheed F-117A was the winning submission for the ...

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Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk

1981

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk

Lockheed F-22 Raptor Lockheed F-22 Raptor

1990

Without doubt, the most exciting combat aircraft of the early twenty-first century is the Lockheed ...

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The X-35 Joint Strike Fighter project originated in a 1980s requirement by the US Marine ...

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Lockheed-Martin X-35

2000

Lockheed-Martin X-35

Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II

2006

The F-35 Lightning II descended from the X-35 of the Joint Strike Fighter ...

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