The Lockheed Plant

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Bombers, cargo planes, and fighter jets--Award-winning journalist Joe Kirby unveils the history behind the making of America's aircrafts from World War II to present day. The Lockheed Plant in Marietta has been building many of the world's most legendary aircraft for the past 60 years - and that doesn't even count its service building B-29 bombers for the Bell Aircraft Company during World War II. Lockheed's six decades have seen the plant build jet bombers, like the B-47 Stratojet; the world's most dominant fighter jet (the F-22 Raptor); and the most vaunted cargo planes (C-130 Hercules, C-141 StarLifter, and C-5 Galaxy). In Images of America: The Lockheed Plant, readers will learn about those planes, the people who designed and assembled them, and the plant in which they were built. The striking images in this book shared by Lockheed Martin and the Marietta Daily Journal depict the plant from its construction through today.
ISBN: 9780738587967
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 197
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Award-winning journalist Joe Kirby previously authored Images of America: The Bell Bomber Plant, Then & Now: Marietta, and Then & Now: Marietta Revisited. He has covered Cobb County and Marietta for a quarter of a century as a reporter and editor for the Marietta Daily Journal and serves on the boards of the Marietta Museum of History and the Kennesaw Mountain Historical Association.
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