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Beyond the horizons : the Lockheed story

Author: Walter J Boyne
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of the Lockheed company and discusses how the company started, how their airplanes helped the affected the outcome of World War II, how their engineers achieved fame, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter J Boyne
ISBN: 0312192371 9780312192372
OCLC Number: 38964140
Description: xxvii, 542 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface: Leaders, Timing, and Technology xiii --
1 In the Beginning, There Were Two Brothers 1 --
2 The Vega: First Star of a Major Constellation 19 --
3 Rebirth and Resurgence 52 --
4 Lockheed Builds to Meet the Needs of War 88 --
5 Remolding for the Postwar World 130 --
6 The Skunk Works 170 --
7 Progress at Burbank 188 --
8 Expanding Horizons 219 --
9 The Golden Opportunity: Missiles and Space 264 --
10 LMSC: Scientific Breakthroughs and the Challenge of Peace 307 --
11 Family Strength Overcomes Adversity 331 --
12 Changes in Management Style Allow Lockheed to Flourish 369 --
13 The Rebound: 1975 to 1995 428 --
14 The Merger of Equals 464 --
Appendix I Some Notable Lockheed Aircraft Flights 487 --
Appendix II Aircraft and Fleet Ballistic Missile Characteristics 494 --
Appendix III Lockheed Corporation Subsidiaries, Affiliates, Divisions, and Groups 500 --
Appendix IV An Insight into a Few Important Lockheed Companies 520 --
Appendix V A List of Lockheed Test Pilots 524.
Responsibility: Walter J. Boyne.

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Chronicles the history of the Lockheed company and discusses how the company started, how their airplanes helped the affected the outcome of World War II, how their engineers achieved fame, and other related topics.

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