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Encyclopedia > Lockheed
Lockheed Corporation
Fate Merged with Martin Marietta
Successor Lockheed Martin
Founded 1912
Defunct 1995
Location Calabasas, California[citation needed]

Lockheed Corporation (originally Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company) was an American aerospace company founded in 1912 which merged with Martin Marietta in 1995 to form Lockheed Martin. Lockheed is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... Image File history File links Lockheed-logo_Winnie-Mae. ... Martin Marietta Corporation was founded in 1961 through the merger of The Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Location of Calabasas in California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-04-05[2] Government  - Mayor James Bozajian[1] Area  - City  13. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1912: Events First all-metal aircraft flies, the Tubavion monoplane built by Ponche and Maurice Primard in France. ... Martin Marietta Corporation was founded in 1961 through the merger of The Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1995: Events A Concorde sets a new speed record for a round-the-world flight. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ...

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History

Origins

The Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company was established in 1912 by the brothers Allan and Malcolm Loughead. This company was renamed the Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company and located in Santa Barbara, California. Allan Loughead formed the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company along with his brother, Malcolm Loughead. ... Malcom Loughead formed the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company along with his brother, Allan Loughead. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Barbara Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - Total 41. ...


In 1926, following the failure of Loughead, Allan Lougheed formed the Lockheed Aircraft Company (the spelling was changed to match its phonetic pronunciation) in Hollywood, California. In 1929 Lockheed sold out to Detroit Aircraft Corporation. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1926: Events United Airlines established. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1929: Greatest number of fatal civil aircraft crashes in US history. ... The Detroit Aircraft Corporation was incorporated on July 10, 1922, as the Aircraft Development Corporation in Michigan. ...


The Great Depression ruined the aircraft market, and Detroit Aircraft went bankrupt. A group of investors headed by brothers Robert and Courtland Gross bought the company out of receivership in 1932. The syndicate bought the company for a mere $40,000. Ironically, Allan Loughead himself had planned to bid for his own company, but had raised "only" $50,000, which he felt was too small a sum for a serious bid. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... This is a list of aviation-related events from Canadian Siskins aerobatic team is retired. ...


In 1934, Robert E. Gross was named chairman of the new company, the Lockheed Corporation, which was headquartered at the airport in Burbank, California. The company remained there for many years before moving to Calabasas, California. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1934: // Soviet pilots Fedossenko, Wassenko and Usyskin take the stratosphere-balloon Ossoaviachim I to 22,000 m (72,160 ft). ... Robert E. Gross, pictured on the cover of Time magazine, January 14, 1946. ... Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Location of Calabasas in California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-04-05[2] Government  - Mayor James Bozajian[1] Area  - City  13. ...


The first successful construction that was built in any number (141 aircraft) was the Vega, best known for its use to several first- and record setting flights by, amongst others, Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post and George Hubert Wilkins The Vega was a six-passenger monoplane built by the Lockheed company starting in 1927. ... Amelia Mary Earhart (24 July 1897 – missing 2 July 1937, declared deceased 5 January 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer, author and womens rights advocate. ... Wiley Hardeman Post (November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935) was the first pilot to fly solo around the world. ... Sir George Hubert Wilkins (1888-1958) circa 1948 For the seventeenth century English dramatist and pamphleteer George Hubert Wilkins, see George Wilkins. ...


In the 1930s, Lockheed spent $139,400 to develop the L-10 Electra, a small twin-engine transport. The company sold 40 in the first year of production. Amelia Earheart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, flew this plane on their failed attempt to circumnavigate the world in 1937. The Electra also formed the basis for the Hudson bomber, which was supplied to both the British Royal Air Force and the United States military before and during World War II. Its primary role was submarine hunting. The Lockheed L-10 Electra was built Lockheed by Lockheed to compete with the Ford Trimotor. ... Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart (July 24, 1897 - July 2, 1937) was a famous American aviator. ... Fred Noonan and Amelia Earhart, 1937. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1937: Events March March 5 - Imperial Airways opens a new flying boat base at Hythe, Hampshire. ... The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. ... RAF redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Production during World War II

At the beginning of World War II, Lockheed — under the guidance of Clarence (Kelly) Johnson, one of the best known American aircraft designers — answered a specification for an interceptor by submitting the P-38 Lightning fighter plane, a somewhat unorthodox twin-engine, twin-boom design. The P-38 was the only U.S. fighter design to be built for the entire duration of the war. It filled ground attack, air-to-air, and even strategic bombing roles in all theatres of the war. The P-38 was responsible for shooting down more Japanese aircraft than any other type during the war; it also participated in the famous mission to kill Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack. Also under Johnson, Lockheed developed a larger, less-successful version of the P-38. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Kelly Johnson participated in the design of the Lockheed L-10 Electra, testing a model of the design in the wind tunnel of the University of Michigan. ... P-38 redirects here. ... de Havilland Sea Vixen at an airshow in 2005 Twin-boom aircraft have their tailplanes and vertical stabilizers mounted on the tail of either two fuselages or on two booms fixed to either both sides of the single fuselage, the wings or the engine nacelles. ... Isoroku Yamamoto (山本 五十六 Yamamoto Isoroku, April 4, 1884 – April 18, 1943) was the commander of the Japanese Navy for most of World War II. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto Family background Yamamoto was born Isoroku Takano (高野 五十六 Takano Isoroku) in Nagaoka in Niigata. ... Attack on Pearl Harbor Conflict World War II, Pacific War Date December 7, 1941 Place Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Result Japanese victory On the morning of December 7, 1941, planes and midget submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy commanded by Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, carried out a surprise assault on the...

The Lockheed Constellation was developed during World War II and served as both a civilian airliner and a military transport.
The Lockheed Constellation was developed during World War II and served as both a civilian airliner and a military transport.

All told, Lockheed and its subsidiary Vega produced 19,278 aircraft during World War II, representing 6% of those produced in the war. This included 2,600 Venturas, 2,750 B-17 Flying Fortresses (built under license for Boeing), 2,900 Hudsons, and 9,000 Lightnings.[1] Image File history File links 049-connie-gov. ... Image File history File links 049-connie-gov. ... The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Vega Aircraft Corporation was a subsidiary of the Lockheed Aircraft Company responsible for much of its parent companys production in World War II. The company was first formed in August 1937 as the AiRover Company to produce a new lightplane design. ... Lockheed PV-1 Ventura The Lockheed Ventura was a bomber and patrol aircraft of World War II, used by American and British forces in several guises. ... The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is an American four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the US Army Air Corps (USAAC). ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ...


Postwar production

During World War II, Lockheed, in cooperation with Trans-World Airlines (TWA), had developed the L049 Constellation, a radical new airliner capable of flying 43 passengers between New York and London at a speed of 300 mph in 13 hours. Once the Constellation (affectionately called "Connie") went into the production, the military received the first production models. After the war, the airlines received their original orders of Constellations. This gave Lockheed more than a year's head-start over other aircraft manufacturers in what was easily foreseen as the post-war modernisation of civilian air travel. The Constellations performance set new standards which did in fact transform the civilian transportation market, but its signature tri-tail was the result of many of their initial customers not having hangars tall enough for a more conventional tail. Trans World Airlines (IATA: TW, ICAO: TWA, and Callsign: TWA), commonly known as TWA, was an American airline which was acquired by American Airlines in April 2001. ... The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Lockheed produced a larger transport, the double-decked R6V Constitution, which was intended to make the Constellation obsolete. However, the design proved underpowered, and only two prototypes were ever built. The two Lockheed R6V Constitution prototypes in flight over San Fransisco. ...


Skunk Works

Main article: Skunk works
The Lockheed U-2, which first flew in 1955, provided much needed intelligence on Soviet bloc countries.
The Lockheed U-2, which first flew in 1955, provided much needed intelligence on Soviet bloc countries.
The Lockheed SR-71 was remarkably advanced for its time and remains unsurpassed in many areas of performance.
The Lockheed SR-71 was remarkably advanced for its time and remains unsurpassed in many areas of performance.
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules serves as the primary tactical transport for military forces worldwide.
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules serves as the primary tactical transport for military forces worldwide.

In 1943, Lockheed began, in secrecy, development of a new jet fighter at its Burbank facility. This fighter, the P-80 Shooting Star, became the first American jet fighter to score a kill. It also recorded the first jet-to-jet aerial kill, downing a MiG-15 in Korea, although by this time the F-80 (as it came to be known in June 1948) was already considered obsolete.[2] A modern Skunk Works project leverages an older: LASRE atop the SR-71 Blackbird. ... USAF U-2 Dragon Lady. ... USAF U-2 Dragon Lady. ... The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed Dragon Lady, is a single-engine, high-altitude aircraft flown by the United States Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3000x2350, 4173 KB) SR-71B Blackbird, taken December 1994 from an in-flight refueling tanker SR-71B was the trainer version of the SR-71. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3000x2350, 4173 KB) SR-71B Blackbird, taken December 1994 from an in-flight refueling tanker SR-71B was the trainer version of the SR-71. ... A trainer version of the USAF SR-71. ... Image File history File links Lockheed_C-130_Hercules. ... Image File history File links Lockheed_C-130_Hercules. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1943: Events January January 27 - the USAAF makes its first daylight raid on Germany January 30 - Royal Air Force de Havilland Mosquitos make the first daylight air-raid on Berlin January 30-31 – the H2S radar is used by RAF... The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first operational jet fighter used by the United States Army Air Forces and, as the F-80, saw extensive combat in Korea with the United States Air Force. ... The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (NATO reporting name Fagot) was a jet fighter developed for the USSR. History Design began under the bureau designation I-310, which first flew in 1947. ...


Starting with the P-80, Lockheed's secret development work was conducted by its Advanced Development Division, more commonly known as the Skunk Works. This organization has become famous and has spawned many successful Lockheed designs, including the U-2 (late 1950s), SR-71 Blackbird (1962) and F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter (1970s). The Skunk Works often created high quality designs in a short time and sometimes with limited resources. Today the generic term "skunk works" implies a place for the development of secret projects. A modern Skunk Works project leverages an older: LASRE atop the SR-71 Blackbird. ... The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed Dragon Lady, is a single-engine, high-altitude aircraft flown by the United States Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency. ... SR-71 redirects here. ... This article is about the stealth fighter. ...


Projects during the Cold War

In 1954, the C-130 Hercules, a durable four-engined transport, flew for the first time. The type remains in production in 2007. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1954: Events January January 10 - a BOAC de Havilland Comet crashes into the Mediterranean Sea near Elba with the loss of all 35 people aboard. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ...


In 1956, Lockheed received a contract for the development of the Polaris Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM), this would be followed by the Poseidon and Trident nuclear missiles. Polaris A-3 on launch pad in Cape Canaveral The Polaris missile was a submarine-launched, two-stage solid-fuel nuclear-armed ballistic missile (SLBM) built during the Cold War by Lockheed for the United States Navy. ... Submarine-launched ballistic missiles or SLBMs are ballistic missiles delivering nuclear weapons that are launched from submarines. ...


During the 1960s, Lockheed began development for two large aircraft: the C-5 Galaxy military transport and the L-1011 TriStar wide-body civil airliner. Both projects encountered delays and cost overruns. The C-5 was built to unclear initial requirements and suffered from structural weaknesses, which Lockheed was forced to correct with its own money. The Tristar competed for the same market as the Douglas DC-10; delays in Rolls-Royce engine development caused the Tristar to fall behind the DC-10. Both the C-5 and L-1011 projects caused Lockheed to lose money during the 1970s. The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a military transport aircraft designed to provide strategic heavy airlift over intercontinental distances. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ... Wide-body Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-300 A wide-body aircraft is a large airliner with a fuselage diameter of about 5 to 6 metres and twin aisles. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... RB211 powered Lockheed L-1011 The Rolls Royce RB.211 family is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines made by Rolls-Royce capable of generating 37,400 to 60,600 pounds-force (166 to 270 kilonewtons) thrust. ...


Other Lockheed designs included the F-104 Starfighter (late 1950s), the world's first Mach 2 fighter plane; jet transport; and the C-141 Starlifter and four-engined jet transports. The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was a single-engined, high-performance, supersonic interceptor aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1958 until 1967. ... C-141 Starlifter A C-141 Starlifter leaves a vapor trail over Antarctica // The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter is a military strategic airlifter in service with the United States Air Force. ...


Lockheed bribery scandals

Main article: Lockheed bribery scandals

The Lockheed bribery scandals encompassed a series of illegal bribes and contributions made by Lockheed officials from the late 1950s to the 1970s. In late 1975 and early 1976, a sub-committee of the U.S. Senate led by Senator Frank Church concluded that members of the Lockheed board had paid members of friendly governments to guarantee contracts for military aircraft[3]. In 1976, it was publicly revealed that Lockheed had paid $22 million in bribes to foreign officials[4] in the process of negotiating the sale of aircraft including the F-104 Starfighter, the so-called "Deal of the Century". Lockheed F-104G Starfighter in Luftwaffe markings The Lockheed bribery scandals encompassed a series of bribes and contributions made by officials of U.S. aerospace company Lockheed from the late 1950s to the 1970s. ... Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Frank Forrester Church III (July 25, 1924 – April 7, 1984) was a four-term U.S. Senator representing Idaho as a Democrat (1957-1981). ...


The scandal caused considerable political controversy in West Germany, the Netherlands and Japan. In the U.S. the scandal nearly led to the ailing corporation's downfall, as it was already struggling due to the commercial failure of the L-1011 airliner. Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ...


Timeline

The logo of the Lockheed Corporation, ca. 1930.
The logo of the Lockheed Corporation, ca. 1930.
  • 1912: The Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company established.
  • 1916: Company renamed Lougheed Aircraft Manufacturing Company.
  • 1926: Lockheed Aircraft Company formed.
  • 1929: Lockheed becomes a division of Detroit Aircraft.
  • 1932: Robert and Courtland Gross take control of company after the bankruptcy of Detroit Aircraft. Company renamed Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, recognizing the company's reorganization under a board of directors.
  • 1943: Lockheed's Skunk Works founded in Burbank, California.
  • 1954: First flight of the C-130 Hercules.
  • 1954: Maiden flight of the U-2.
  • 1976: The Lockheed bribery scandals.
  • 1977: Company renamed Lockheed Corporation, to reflect non-aviation activities of the company.
  • 1985: Acquires Metier Management Systems.
  • 1986: Acquires Sanders Associates electronics of Nashua, New Hampshire.
  • 1991: Lockheed, General Dynamics and Boeing begin development of the F-22 Raptor.
  • 1993: Acquires General Dynamics' Fort Worth aircraft division, builder of the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
  • 1995: Lockheed Corporation merges with Martin Marietta to form Lockheed Martin.

Image File history File links Lockheed-logo_Winnie-Mae. ... Image File history File links Lockheed-logo_Winnie-Mae. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1912: Events First all-metal aircraft flies, the Tubavion monoplane built by Ponche and Maurice Primard in France. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1916: Events January January 12 - German aces Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke, with 8 kills, are the first pilots awarded with Pour le Mérite (the Blue Max) January 29 - the second and last Zeppelin raid on Paris inflicts 54 casualties. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1926: Events United Airlines established. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1929: Greatest number of fatal civil aircraft crashes in US history. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from Canadian Siskins aerobatic team is retired. ... Robert E. Gross, pictured on the cover of Time magazine, January 14, 1946. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1943: Events January January 27 - the USAAF makes its first daylight raid on Germany January 30 - Royal Air Force de Havilland Mosquitos make the first daylight air-raid on Berlin January 30-31 – the H2S radar is used by RAF... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1954: Events January January 10 - a BOAC de Havilland Comet crashes into the Mediterranean Sea near Elba with the loss of all 35 people aboard. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules, a four-engine turboprop aircraft, is the main tactical air transport aircraft of the United States and UK military forces. ... The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed Dragon Lady, is a single-engine, high-altitude aircraft flown by the United States Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1976: Events March March 17 - a Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 makes the first non-stop flight from Tokyo to New York, taking 11. ... Lockheed F-104G Starfighter in Luftwaffe markings The Lockheed bribery scandals encompassed a series of bribes and contributions made by officials of U.S. aerospace company Lockheed from the late 1950s to the 1970s. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1977: // January 15 – A Skyline Sweden Vickers Viscount 838 crashes in Kälvesta, Sweden just outside Stockholm killing all 22 on board. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1985: Events Ryanair founded initially as a full-service carrier. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1986: Events January January 9 - the UK Defence Secretary, Michael Heseltine, resigns amidst a political furore over the future of Westland Helicopters. ... Nickname: Gate City Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough Incorporated 1746 Government  - Mayor Bernard A. Streeter Area  - City  31. ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1991: Events January January 16 - American and Continental. ... General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2006 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world[2]. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... F-22 redirects here. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1993: Events The 1,000th Boeing 747 comes off the production line 26 years after the first 747 was built. ... General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2006 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world[2]. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... The F-16 Fighting Falcon is an American multirole jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin for the United States Air Force. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1995: Events A Concorde sets a new speed record for a round-the-world flight. ... Martin Marietta Corporation was founded in 1961 through the merger of The Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ...

Divisions

Lockheed's operations are divided between several groups and divisions, many of which continue to operate within Lockheed Martin.[5]


Aeronautical Systems Group

Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Historic Downtown Marietta Marietta is a city located in central Cobb County, Georgia GR6, and is its county seat. ... Saugus is a community in Los Angeles County, California. ... Ontario is a city located in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Bob Hope Airport (IATA: BUR, ICAO: KBUR), formerly known as United Airport (1930-1934); Union Air Terminal (1934-1940); Lockheed Air Terminal (1940-1967); Hollywood-Burbank Airport (1967-1978); and most recently Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (1978-2003), is located in Burbank, California, United States. ...

Missiles, Space, and Electronics Systems Group

Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Government  - Mayor Otto Lee Area  - City 22. ... Titusville is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... Houston redirects here. ... Map of Plainfield in Union County Plainfield is a City in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ...

Marine Systems Group

The dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD-42) on the ways prior to launching, at the Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company. ... Seattle redirects here. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ... Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California. ...

Information Systems Group

Teaneck (pronounced ) is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, and is a suburb of New York City. ... Los Gatos redirects here. ... Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Government  - Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto[1] Area  - City 25. ... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... Gaithersburg is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland. ...

Product list

Lockheed's most advanced airliner, the L-1011 Tristar
Lockheed's most advanced airliner, the L-1011 Tristar
Lockheed Trident II missile, introduced in 1990.
Lockheed Trident II missile, introduced in 1990.
Lockheed's advanced upper rocket stage, the Agena.
Main article: List of Lockheed aircraft

A partial listing of aircraft and other vehicles produced by Lockheed. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ... Image File history File links Trident_II_missile_image. ... Image File history File links Trident_II_missile_image. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3000x3048, 2051 KB) Agena GATV for Gemini 10 en: Agena target satellite used in NASA Gemini program (see Gemini 10) de: Diese Agena Oberstufe dient als Zielsattelit für Kopplungstests mit dem Raumschiff Gemini 10. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3000x3048, 2051 KB) Agena GATV for Gemini 10 en: Agena target satellite used in NASA Gemini program (see Gemini 10) de: Diese Agena Oberstufe dient als Zielsattelit für Kopplungstests mit dem Raumschiff Gemini 10. ... The Agena was a rocket upper stage developed by Lockheed for the ill-fated WS-117L US reconnaissance satellite program. ... This is, as far as possible, a complete list of aircraft produced or proposed by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation from its founding as the Lockheed Aircraft Company in 1926 to its merging with Martin Marietta to form the Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1995. ...


Airliners and civil transports

The Vega was a six-passenger monoplane built by the Lockheed company starting in 1927. ... The Lockheed L-10 Electra was built Lockheed by Lockheed to compete with the Ford Trimotor. ... The Lockheed L-12A was a eight place, six passenger all metal transport designed for use by smaller airlines and private owners. ... The Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra was a civil cargo and passenger aircraft built by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation during the late 1930s. ... The Lockheed 18 Lodestar was a passenger transport aircraft of the Second World War era. ... The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. ... The Saturn (Model 75) was a small feeder airliner produced by Lockheed in the mid 1940s. ... The Lockheed L-188 Electra first flew in 1957, and was the first turboprop airliner built in the USA. It delivered performance only slightly inferior to that of a full jet aircraft, at a lower operating cost. ... The Lockheed L-1329 JetStar (C-140 in USAF service) is a business jet produced from the early 1960s through the 1970s. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ... Wide-body Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-300 A wide-body aircraft is a large airliner with a fuselage diameter of about 5 to 6 metres and twin aisles. ...

Military transports

  • C-64/C-121, military transport version of the Constellation
  • Lockheed R6V Constitution, large transport aircraft
  • C-130 Hercules, medium combat transport (AC-130 gunship) (other variants)
  • C-141 Starlifter, long-range jet transport
  • C-5 Galaxy, heavy transport

The two Lockheed R6V Constitution prototypes in flight over San Fransisco. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... AC-130 deploying flares The AC-130 Gunship is an armed variant of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... C-141 Starlifter A C-141 Starlifter leaves a vapor trail over Antarctica // The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter is a military strategic airlifter in service with the United States Air Force. ... The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a military transport aircraft designed to provide strategic heavy airlift over intercontinental distances. ...

Fighters

  • P-38 Lightning, twin-engine counter-rotating propeller fighter
  • P-80 Shooting Star, the United States Air Force's first operational jet fighter
  • T-33 Shooting Star, trainer jet
  • F-94 Starfire, all-weather fighter
  • F-104 Starfighter, multi-mission fighter, the "missile with a man in it"
  • F-117 Nighthawk, stealth fighter
  • F-22 Raptor, air superiority stealth fighter

P-38 redirects here. ... The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first operational jet fighter used by the United States Army Air Forces and, as the F-80, saw extensive combat in Korea with the United States Air Force. ... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ... The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star is an American-built jet trainer. ... F-94C being armed with 2. ... The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was a single-engined, high-performance, supersonic interceptor aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1958 until 1967. ... This article is about the stealth fighter. ... F-22 redirects here. ...

Patrol and reconnaissance

The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. ... Lockheed PV-1 Ventura The Lockheed Ventura was a bomber and patrol aircraft of World War II, used by American and British forces in several guises. ... The Lockheed P-2 Neptune (until 1963 the P2V Neptune) was a naval patrol bomber and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft for the United States Navy between 1947 and 1978, replacing the PV-1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon and being replaced in turn with the P-3 Orion. ... The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a maritime patrol aircraft of numerous militaries around the world, used primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, and anti-submarine warfare. ... The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed Dragon Lady, is a single-engine, high-altitude aircraft flown by the United States Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency. ... SR-71 redirects here. ... The Lockheed A-12 was a reconnaissance aircraft built for the Central Intelligence Agency by Lockheeds famed Skunk Works. ... SR-71 redirects here. ... The Lockheed YF-12 was a prototype interceptor aircraft, one of several variants of the CIAs highly-secret A-12 OXCART that also spawned the now-famous USAF SR-71 Blackbird. ... An S-3B Viking launches from the catapult aboard USS Abraham Lincoln The Lockheed S-3 Viking is a United States Navy jet aircraft used to hunt and destroy enemy submarines and provide surveillance of surface shipping. ... The Army-Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star[1] During the war in Vietnam, the night belonged to the Vietcong. ...

Helicopters

  • CL-475
  • CL-595 (Model 286), Rigid-rotor helicopter
  • XH-51A/B, composite thrust helicopter testbed aircraft modified from the CL-595
  • AH-56A Cheyenne, prototype composite thrust attack helicopter

The Lockheed XH-51 was the designation given to an experimental helicopter design by Lockheed utilizing a fixed rotor. ... The Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne was a sophisticated but unsuccessful military attack helicopter. ...

Missiles

Polaris A-3 on launch pad in Cape Canaveral The Polaris missile was a submarine-launched, two-stage solid-fuel nuclear-armed ballistic missile (SLBM) built during the Cold War by Lockheed for the United States Navy. ... The Poseidon missile was the second US Navy ballistic missile system, powered by a two-stage solid fuel rocket. ... This article contains technical information about the Trident ballistic missile. ...

Space technology

This aircraft article has not been updated to WikiProject Aircrafts current standards. ... The Lockheed X-17 was a three stage solid-fuel research rocket to test the effects of high mach reentry. ... The X-24C was intended to be a follow-on to the X-15 and X-24 (specifically the X-24B) programs, to take lessons learned from both and integrate them into an airframe capable of at least reaching Mach 8 and engaging in hypersonic skip-glide maneuvers for long... KH-4B Corona satellite Recovery of Discoverer 14 return capsule (typical for the Corona series Diagram of J-1 type stereo / panoramic reciprocating Corona reconnaissance satellite camera system used on KH-4A missions from 1963 to 1969. ... The Agena was a rocket upper stage developed by Lockheed for the ill-fated WS-117L US reconnaissance satellite program. ... Apollo Spacecraft: Command Module, Service Module, Lunar Module. ... The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a telescope in orbit around the Earth, named after astronomer Edwin Hubble. ...

Sea vessels

Categories: Naval stubs ...

See also

Martin Marietta Corporation was founded in 1961 through the merger of The Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation. ... A modern Skunk Works project leverages an older: LASRE atop the SR-71 Blackbird. ... The Vega Aircraft Corporation was a subsidiary of the Lockheed Aircraft Company responsible for much of its parent companys production in World War II. The company was first formed in August 1937 as the AiRover Company to produce a new lightplane design. ...

References

  1. ^ TIME, January 14, 1946.
  2. ^ http://home.att.net/~jbaugher1/p80_12.html
  3. ^ FJS (German language)
  4. ^ Time magazine
  5. ^ Francillon, René J. Lockheed Aircraft since 1913. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1987, pp. 47-49.

Look up time in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Further reading

  • Boyne, Walter J. Beyond the Horizons: The Lockheed Story. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. ISBN 0-312-19237-1.

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
  • Lockheed Brothers from PBS
  • The Jetmakers
  • Kakuei Tanaka - A political biography of modern Japan: "Chapter 4 The Lockheed Scandal" (The Kodama organization, a Yakuza gang, got mixed up in this scandal.)

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