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The Museum's Lockheed D-21B Drone, mounted on the M-21 Blackbird, on display in the Great Gallery

Lockheed D-21B Drone

The D-21 drone was an unpiloted aircraft originally designed for CIA and Air Force surveillance missions over particularly...

A Lockheed F-104C Starfighter, assigned to the 479th Tactical Fighter Wing.

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter

The F-104, America's first operational Mach 2 fighter, was built to counter the agile Soviet-built MiGs of the Korean War. ...

The Museum's Lockheed Jetstar CL-329

Lockheed Jetstar CL-329 Prototype

Just 241 days after the start of it's design, the Museum's Lockheed Jetstar made its first flight over Burbank, California. ...

The Museum's Lockheed M-21 Blackbird on display in the Great Gallery

Lockheed M-21 Blackbird

The world's fastest airplane.

The Lockheed Martin RQ-3A Dark Star in flight

Lockheed Martin RQ-3A Dark Star

During the 1990s, the United States Air Force showed renewed interest in UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). These airplanes...

The Museum's Lockheed 10-E. Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Lockheed Model 10-E Electra

With its signature twin tail, and exceptionally clean and art-deco appearance, the Lockheed Model 10 Electra series emerged...

The Museum's Lockheed P-38L (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Lockheed P-38L Lightning

Originally conceived as a high-altitude interceptor to meet a 1937-vintage Army Air Corps requirement, Lockheed's Model 22...

The Museum's TV-1 (P-80C-1-LO) in service, taken at Sand Point Naval Air Station in May 1961

Lockheed TV-1 (P-80C-1-LO) Shooting Star

Due to the slow delivery of new jet fighters and in order to train new jet pilots, the United States Navy in 1947 obtained...

A Lockheed YO-3A taken at Arlington, WA in 1980

Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star

Lockheed’s Missile and Space Division designed the YO-3A as a nearly silent observation aircraft. The United States Army...

A MacCready Gossamer Albatross II in flight

MacCready Gossamer Albatross II

The Gossamer Albatross aircraft is designed to fly long distances with a human as the only power source. This light and...

The McAllister Yakima Clipper Glider on display in the Great Gallery

McAllister Yakima Clipper Glider

The Yakima Clipper was designed and built in 1931 and 1932 by Washington State native Charles McAllister. Based on German...

The Museum's McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harrier on display on the East Lawn

McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harrier

The Harrier is one of the most extraordinary and recognizable fighter aircraft in the world. Built to support troops on the...