Friday, December 30, 2011

Martin Aircraft advert, early 1950s

The Glenn L. Martin Company was an American aircraft and aerospace manufacturing company founded by this aviation pioneer which produced important defense aircraft for the USA and its allies during WW2 and the Cold War. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Martin Company moved gradually out of the aircraft industry and into the guided missile, space exploration, and space utilization industries.

In 1961 the Martin Company merged with the American-Marietta Corporation, a large sand and gravel mining company, forming the Martin Marietta Corporation. In 1995 Martin Marietta merged with Lockheed to form the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

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