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Lockheed L-357 lightweight fighter, 1958

overscan (PaulMM)

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Mentioned in Flying Review July 1958 as a rival to the N-156F, but with greater speed.

Probably related to the F-104?
 

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Why a two-seat trainer version in a fighterbomber competition ?
Maybe the L-357 and the CL-357 a two different concepts.

Brief Flying Review article mentioned that the performences ,except for the speed factor, were
almost the same.
 

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You got a treasure of Lockheed designation.
 

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Of course my dear Paul,

but it completed some gaps in my list,and by the way there was anther two books from this series about Martin and
North American as I know.
 

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The CL- prefix arrived in late 1953 / early 1954 with the CL-269. The reason seems to be that the new Lockheed Georgia plant was starting to do its own preliminary designs so the CL- prefix was introduced for Lockheed California (CALAC) and GL- for Lockheed Georgia (GALAC).
 
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