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.
In September 2013, the Model 10 Electra joined the Museum's Collection
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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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