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

Lockheed A-12MD (Blackbird)

The world's fastest airplane.

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 development of the Lockheed F-104, America's first operational Mach 2 fighter, was initially motivated by the threat...

The Museum's Lockheed Jetstar CL-329

Lockheed Jetstar Prototype (CL-329)

The Lockheed JetStar was designed in response to a request from the United States Air Force for a 10-passenger utility jet....

The Lockheed Martin RQ-3A Dark Star in flight

Lockheed Martin RQ-3A Dark Star

During the 1990s, the U.S. Air Force showed renewed interest in UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). These aircraft were...

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

Lockheed Model 10-E Electra

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

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 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 (TO-1) Shooting Star

The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star series was the first American jet fighter to see combat and exceed 500 mph. Design studies...

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

Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star

Lockheed designed the YO-3A as a nearly silent observation aircraft. The United States Army used the plane to observe...

A MacCready Gossamer Albatross II in flight

MacCready Gossamer Albatross II

Paul MacCready was an aeronautical engineer who won the first Kremer Prize in 1977 for the flight of his human-powered...

The McAllister Yakima Clipper Glider on display in the Great Gallery

McAllister Yakima Clipper Glider

The Yakima Clipper was designed and built in 1931-1932 by Washington State native and Northwest glider pioneer Charles...

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. A single-seat light fighter...