Lockheed Georgia (GL-/LG) designations

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Lockheed's Georgia division was created in the late 1950s and is mostly specialized in transport aircraft.
Apart from a few distinct projects, the bulk of the known Lockheed Georgia designations applies to variants of the Hercules, whether built or unbuilt. This is a work in progress, any details and additions are most welcome!!

GL- designations

That's the earliest system, which was used in parallel with Lockheed Burbank's CL- system.

GL-101 HERCULES; assault transport version of C-130A
GL-102 HERCULES
GL-105 HERCULES
GL-106 HERCULES
GL-107 HERCULES
GL-108 HERCULES; civil version
GL-109 HERCULES
GL-110 HERCULES
GL-111 HERCULES
GL-118 HERCULES
GL-119 HERCULES
GL-120 HERCULES
GL-121 HERCULES
GL-122 HERCULES
GL-127 HERCULES
GL-128 HERCULES; early V/STOL project (GL-128-17)
GL-129 HERCULES
GL-131 HERCULES
GL-132 HERCULES
GL-133 HERCULES
GL-134 HERCULES
GL-135 contender for USAF light jet transport competition against Fairchild M-185F and Convair
GL-136 assault transport proposal for USAF (GL-136 B-1)
GL-137 HERCULES
GL-138 HERCULES
GL-141 HERCULES
GL-142 HERCULES
GL-144 HERCULES
GL-191 HERCULES
GL-192 HERCULES
GL-193 HERCULES
GL-199 HERCULES
GL-201 HERCULES
GL-204 HUMMINGBIRD
GL-207 SUPER HERCULES; GL-207-42, -45: winner of SOR-182/SS-476L proposal
GL-210 JETSTAR
GL-212 HERCULES
GL-217 HERCULES
GL-219 HERCULES
GL-221 HERCULES
GL-222 HERCULES
GL-224 GL-224-2: project that led to the VZ-10 HUMMINGBIRD
GL-225 light twin transport (mentioned in http://www.utdallas.edu/library/collections/speccoll/hacpdf/Man.pdf)
GL-226 HERCULES
GL-228 project that led to the VZ-10 HUMMINGBIRD
GL-230 HUMMINGBIRD
GL-231 HERCULES
GL-232 CAMAL (Continuously Airborne Missile-Launcher and Low-Level Weapon System) for WS-125A
GL-233 HUMMINGBIRD
GL-234 HERCULES
GL-235 HERCULES
GL-237 HERCULES
GL-250 HERCULES
GL-253 HERCULES
GL-257 HERCULES
GL-258 STARLIFTER
GL-262 HERCULES
GL-263 HERCULES
GL-265 HERCULES
GL-266 HERCULES
GL-268 GL-268-1 four-jet blended-wing military transport study dated December, 1960 (for SS-476L Basic Proposal)
GL-269 HERCULES
GL-270 HERCULES
GL-271 HERCULES
GL-273 HERCULES
GL-274 HERCULES
GL-276 HERCULES
GL-277 HERCULES
GL-278 HERCULES
GL-279 HERCULES
GL-282 HERCULES
GL-285 HERCULES
GL-286 STARLIFTER
GL-288 HERCULES
GL-289 STARLIFTER
GL-290 STARLIFTER
GL-291 STARLIFTER
GL-292 STARLIFTER
GL-293 HERCULES; fully VTOL version (GL-293-11)
GL-295 HERCULES
GL-296 HUMMINGBIRD
GL-297 HERCULES
GL-298 HERCULES; proposed STOL version (GL-298-6/-7)
GL-299 STARLIFTER
GL-302 HERCULES
GL-304 HERCULES
GL-306 HERCULES
GL-309 HERCULES
GL-310 HERCULES
GL-311 STARLIFTER
GL-312 HERCULES
GL-313 HERCULES
GL-315 STARLIFTER
GL-316 STARLIFTER
GL-319 HERCULES
GL-320 HERCULES
GL-321 STARLIFTER
GL-322 STARLIFTER
GL-323 HERCULES
GL-324 STARLIFTER
GL-326 HERCULES
GL-327 HERCULES
GL-328 HERCULES
GL-329 JETSTAR
GL-330 JETSTAR
GL-332 HERCULES
GL-333 STARLIFTER
GL-334 STARLIFTER
GL-335 STARLIFTER
GL-337 HERCULES
GL-338 HERCULES
GL-339 HERCULES
GL-340 HERCULES
GL-341 HERCULES
GL-342 HERCULES
GL-343 HERCULES
GL-344 STARLIFTER
GL-345 STARLIFTER
GL-347 HERCULES
GL-348 HERCULES
GL-349 JETSTAR
GL-353 HERCULES
GL-354 HERCULES
GL-358 GALAXY
GL-359 HERCULES
GL-360 HERCULES
GL-362 HERCULES
GL-364 HUMMINGBIRD
GL-365 GALAXY
GL-366 HERCULES
GL-370 HERCULES
GL-371 HERCULES
GL-374 HERCULES
GL-375 HERCULES
GL-376 HERCULES
GL-377 HERCULES
GL-378 HERCULES
GL-379 HERCULES
GL-380 HUMMINGBIRD
GL-381 HERCULES
GL-382 HERCULES; same as LG 382 ?
GL-383 HERCULES
GL-384 STARLIFTER
GL-388 STARLIFTER
GL-390 STARLIFTER
GL-402 HERCULES (last number known)

GL-500 GALAXY; GL-500-13-7: selected for the USAF's CX-HLS Heavy Logistic System program (also LG 500)
proposed commercial version (non-standard designation, also as L-500)
 

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LG- designations

LG 4 HUMMINGBIRD; -101/102: derivatives of XV-4
LG 5 GALAXY; -101/130,-176/217: military derivatives of C-5A

LG 100 HERCULES; -100/137: L-100 civil derivatives (replaced LG382 designations)
LG 130 HERCULES; -101/214: military derivatives
LG 140 JETSTAR; -101/116: military derivatives
LG 141 STARLIFTER; -101/145: military derivatives
LG 151 STARLIFTER; -001: military derivative
LG 161 STARLIFTER; -001: military derivative

LG 2XX these designations applied to various civil projects
LG 200 STARLIFTER; -001/016,-019,-101/102: civil derivatives
LG 203X HERCULES; AMST proposal, four-jet transport derived from C-130 (given as LG-203X)

LG 300 STARLIFTER; -101/104: projected civil stretched version
LG 382 HERCULES; -101/104: civil derivatives (replaced by LG100 designations in 1969)
LG 400 HERCULES; -101/104: L-400 unbuilt twin-engined civil airliner versions (1977)
LG 500 GALAXY; -101/119: proposed commercial derivatives

LG 1329 JETSTAR; -101/110: civil derivatives
LG 2329 JETSTAR; -101/106: civil derivatives
LG 3329 JETSTAR; -101/102: civil derivatives



LGC- designations

The designations in the LGC 001A+ range were used for commercial preliminary designs



LGM- designations

The designations in the LGM-001A+ range were used for military preliminary designs

LGM-008 GALAXY(or TRISTAR?)
LGM-012 HERCULES
LGM-025 HERCULES



LGS- designations

The designations in the LGS-001A+ range were used for support systems preliminary designs



LGX- designations

The designations in the LGX-001A+ range were used for advanced concepts

LGX-130 HUMMINGBIRD
 

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If you wonder why the Lockheed California and Lockheed Georgia numbers are listed as CL and GL rather than LC or LG, you should know that the short forms for the company names (for reasons yet unknown to me) were Calac and Gelac, so those designations follow logically from that.

I have never seen any version of the Hercules shown with a GL prefix, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it never happened. The only company designations I have ever seen are 82, 182, 282 and 382 (sometimes with an "L-" prefix) along with the commercial L-100.
 

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Does anyone know what SOR the C-130 and competitors was to meet?

Thanks

Chris
 

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From Air Pictorial 3/1957,

GL-208 was a civil version of C-130 Hercules
GL-135 a well known one
 

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