C-130 Carrier Landing Trials
29 September 2014
In 1963, a US Navy aircrew landed a KC-130 on an aircraft carrier--on purpose and more than once.
Tim Nguyen: A Life With Flare
21 August 2014
From the last flight out of Saigon in 1975 to designing self-protection systems today, Tim Nguyen and the Hercules go way back.
X-56A Unmanned Research Aircraft: MAD MUTT
12 November 2013
Taming flutter through aircraft flight controls is the aim of the X-56 program.
Lockheed Martin 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.
Skunk Works ARES VTOL Project
26 May 2013
Innovative solution transports and resupplies troops in rugged, austere terrain.
Aircraft Design Studies
20 December 2012
Aircraft Design Work From The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Archives
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.
Tweak My Ride
7 March 2012
Straightforward improvements to the C-130, P-3, and C-5 such as winglets, microvanes, and other methods to reduce drag should equate to big fuel savings.
History Of Naval Aviation: First 100 Years
8 November 2011
An overview history of Lockheed Martin and legacy company aircraft flown by the US sea services.
30 September 2011
The Convair Kingfish design cruising speed and cruise altitude for Kingfish was Mach 3.2 at 85,000 feet. Maximum altitude was 98,300 feet.