The Lockheed Aircraft company was formed in 1926 and merged with Martin Marietta in 1995 to form Lockheed Martin.
Two brothers Allan and Malcolm Loughead formed the Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company in 1912 but folded in 1920 due to the glut of second hand aircraft on the market after WW1.
Allan Loughead, John Northrop, Kenneth Kay and Fred Keeler formed Lockheed Aircraft Company in 1926, the name spelt to prevent mispronunciation. The firs model was the Vega and by 1928 had produced 80 aircraft but the great depression ruined the aircraft market and the company was bought by a group of investors. Allan Loughead had resigned in 1929 after disagreements with the goals of the company.
In the 1930s the company produced the Model 10 Electra, 12 Electra and 14 Super Electra with the Model 14 being used as the basis of the Hudson bomber an early mainstay of the British Royal Air Force.
During WWII the company under the guidance of Clarence (Kelly) Johnson designed and built the twin engined heavy twin engined long range fighter, the P-38 Lightning, this was the only US aircraft to be produced throughout the US involvement in WWII.
Another aircraft developed during WWII was the L-049 Constellation which became a mainstay of many airlines post the war.
The company also has the "Skunk Works" which develop secret aircraft for the US military, these include the U2, SR-71 and F-117 stealth fighter. The name of the works came about because of the location of the design office was originally next to a factory that produced fumes that smelled like a Skunk.
Major military aircraft built by Lockheed have included the F104 Starfighter, C-130 Hercules, C-141 Starlifter and C-5 Galaxy.
Civil aircraft have included the L-188 Electra and L-1011 TriStar. Lockheed did not produce any further civil aircraft after the TriStar.
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