Since I'm such a great Kelly admirer, I was determined to collect a few of them for the Museum of Flight in Seattle, where I am a long-time very active volunteer. So far the count is up to seven - not too bad! One, the Jetstar Prototype, was also Kelly's personal airplane for 25 years. In January 2010 - we made it Official ! - establishing the Lockheed / Kelly Johnson Collection as a part of the Museum's Collection Plan.
I'm hoping for a Model 10 Electra some day, which would give us Kelly's first and last aircraft designs. In any event, we probably have the best Kelly Johnson collection in existence, anywhere.
UPDATE: In September 2013, the Model 10 Electra joined the Museum's Collection - See Here
Some of Kelly Johnson's Airplane Designs
Model 10A Electra
P-80 Shooting Star
C-130 Hercules (See Note below.)
U-2 Dragon Lady
As Kelly said in his autobiography.... "More Than My Share of It All"
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