19 February 2014
The original F-16 was designed as a lightweight air-to-air day fighter. F-16s that followed expanded and refined these roles.
F-16 Design Origins
4 February 2014
The YF-16 incorporated technologies never used in previous operational fighters.
Thunderbirds Sixtieth Anniversary
14 November 2013
The demonstration squadron performed its first aerial display on 16 June 1953.
Skunk Works Celebrates Seventy Years
17 September 2013
Clarence “Kelly” Johnson founded the Skunk Works after he and his team created and delivered the XP-80 to the US Army Air Forces in only 143 days.
20 December 2012
Aircraft Design Work From The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Archives
F-22 Milestones, Part 2
11 June 2012
The history of the F-22 program is still being written at the operational and training units, in flight testing of new capabilities, at the support centers, and upgrade and modernization programs that will come in future years.
Super Hustler, FISH, Kingfish, And Beyond: Part 4: Beyond Kingfish
9 March 2012
Convair used FISH as the starting point for design studies for an A-12 replacement. The maximum speeds for these designs went from supersonic to hypersonic.
F-22 Milestones - Part 1
28 February 2012
This first half of a two-part F-22 chronology covers the program from early studies to the first flight of the first production Raptor in 1997.
On Golden Wings: 100 Years Of Naval Aviation
8 November 2011
An overview history of Lockheed Martin and legacy company aircraft flown by the US sea services.
Super Hustler, FISH, Kingfish, And Beyond (Part 3: Kingfish)
30 September 2011
The design cruising speed and cruise altitude for Kingfish was Mach 3.2 at 85,000 feet. Maximum altitude was 98,300 feet.