Lockheed Constellation and Super Constellation (AirlinerTech 1)
By Scott E. Germain
Publisher: Specialty Press 1998 102 Pages
PDF 93 MB
Who knew that brothers Malcolm and Allan Loughead would found such an influential and important aircraft design and manufacturing company? The company's first aircraft, the Model G, made its first flight in San Francisco on June 15, 1913. Later, in 1926, the company name was changed to Lockheed. History defined the rest. Without the likes of Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, Hal Hib-bard, and other aeronautical geniuses at Lockheed, history-shaping aircraft such as the Lightning, Constellation, and P-80 would never have been produced. Leading-edge technology and common sense management styles were Lockheed trademarks established during World War II and continued today. This business acumen would propel the company, and its legendary Skunk Works division, to produce such classics as the F-104 Starfighter, the U-2/TR-1, the SR-71, and the F-117A.