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saturncanuck

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I know some of you will know this, but I just saw this and wondered if anyone remembers.

Was reading my ole Dad's copy of Jane's All the World Aircraft, and found the following:

Lockheed GV-1

Do you know what that is? (was?)
 

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GV-1 was the original designation of the Marines' KC-130F tanker. In the pre-1963 US Navy designation system, G was for In-flight Refuelling, V was for Lockheed Aircraft Co.
 

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Apophenia said:
GV-1 was the original designation of the Marines' KC-130F tanker. In the pre-1963 US Navy designation system, G was for In-flight Refuelling, V was for Lockheed Aircraft Co.
Right

I thought that was cool cause you don't see that much
 

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Topic's name was changed to include all non-standard and strange designations from Lockheed.
Please note that the L- designations have nothing to do with the early L- series which became the CL- series.

BLACKBIRD prototypes, early studies and related programs

A-1 ARCHANGEL II development of U-3 project
A-2
A-3 CHERUB I
? CHERUB 2
A-4
A-5
A-6
A-7
A-8
A-9
A-10
A-11
A-12 CYGNUS, also dubbed the "TITANIUM GOOSE" (Project OXCART)

AF-12 "THE THING" two-seat air defense interceptor variant; officially designated as YF-12A (Project KEDLOCK)
RB-12 proposed bomber derivative of A-12

M-12 "MOTHER GOOSE", redesignated as M-21 and used as a carrier aircraft for D-12 > D-21 (MD-21 combination)

R-12 UNIVERSAL, initial project for a reconnaissance version of M-12
RS-12 reconnaissance/strike version of M-12 which led to the RS-71, itself redesignated as SR-71

D-12 "LITTLE WHIZZER" drone, initially called Q-12; ; redesignated as D-21 as part of the MD-21 combination (TAGBOARD program)
Q-12 early designation of D-12

Other projects of the same period were the B-2, GUSTO I, RAMJET KITE and "PETERBILT" tow plane project.
 

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Various other designations

L-100 civil version of HERCULES
L-200 proposed commercial version of the C-141 STARLIFTER
L-300 proposed commercial version of the C-141 STARLIFTER
L301 Lockheed's X-24C contender (note absence of hyphen)
L-329 JETSTAR
L-330 VZ-10 > XV-4A HUMMINGBIRD VTOL research aircraft (1 built)
L-331 XV-4B HUMMINGBIRD II VTOL research aircraft (1 built)
L-500 C-5 GALAXY and proposed commercial variants (also found as GL-500)
L-800 four-jet transport based on STARLINER (or CL-800??)
L-1000 axial-flow turbojet for tri-turbojet interceptor project (designation assigned early, out of sequence)
L-1400 AX competitor of YA-9A and YA-10A (L-1400-1/-2) (same as CL-1400?)
L-2000 unbuilt supersonic airliner project (1966)

V-146 version of VENTURA for RCAF (NOT the same as the Vega V-146!)

GK.210 version of NEPTUNE for Japanese Navy

AMSA-1968 bomber project competing with Rockwell's B-1
AMSA-1969 bomber project competing with Rockwell's B-1

230 X-35A/B/C (JSF)

U-2 ANGEL spy plane, officially designated as the "U-2" to confuse observers (Project AQUATONE)
U-3 ARCHANGEL, a planned U-2 derivate

A2100 satellite bus

8K aerostat
420K aerostat

109-C Flight Data Recorder
109-D Flight Data Recorder
 

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About the V-146: all 286 Venturas that served with the RCAF were built by Lockheed-Vega. Are you saying there was another Ventura version for the RCAF, or that they carried a different company designation?
 

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Bill Walker said:
About the V-146: all 286 Venturas that served with the RCAF were built by Lockheed-Vega. Are you saying there was another Ventura version for the RCAF, or that they carried a different company designation?
Honestly, I couldn't say. It's a designation I found on a couple of occasions. Perhaps an engineering designation that was distinct from the model designations?
 

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hesham said:
NO.


There were several projects in the GL- series (Georgia-Lockheed) which culminated in the Hummingbird: GL-204, GL-224-2, GL-228, GL-230.
There were also projected derivatives: GL-296, GL-364, GL-380, LG4-101 and -102, LGX-130.

The commercial company designation of the VZ-10 (which became the XV-4A) was L-330.
That of the XV-4B (Hummingbird II) was L-331.

Here is a typical example of a typo ("VZ-120" instead of VZ-10) and a mistake ("company designation" instead of Army designation) that keeps being repeated if no-one corrects it.
 

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AQ-12 was an early designation for the D-21.
 

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L-2000 was chosen by Lockheed to denote the Mach 3 speed of its SST design.
 
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