Flashback Photos: Marietta’s Lockheed plant through the years Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 11 HANDOUTAJC file photo/AJC file photo Since 1912, Lockheed has been designing and manufacturing various types of aircraft. The Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta has contributed its share of civilian and military aircraft over the years. The Marietta plant has produced the (Hercules) C-130 military transport plane since the 1950s. Here’s a look at life inside the Lockheed plant over the years. In this 1940s photo, Atlanta's version of 'Rosie the Riveter' works on a B-29 fuselage during World War II at the Bell Bomber Plant (now Lockheed) at Marietta. AJC file photo 2 / 11 PHIL SKINNER Original photo caption: The C-130J cargo plane, being built at Lockheed Martin in Marietta, will require a smaller crew, fewer parts, less fuel and less maintenance than its predecessor, the C130-H. PHIL SKINNER / AJC FILE 3 / 11 COPY/Special In this 1970s photo, we see the C-130 Hercules transport production line at Lockheed. SPECIAL TO AJC 4 / 11 COPY/Unknown 1964 -- Lockheed-Georgia's reliable old workhorse, the Hercules, puts on a demonstration showing how it can take a 40-foot railway-truck van in one bite. This picture was made at Marietta. AJC PHOTO ARCHIVES 5 / 11 This photo, taken in the 1940s-50s, shows an apprentice working on plans with a compass. His badge identifies him as a worker for Lockheed. IAM WORKERS PHOTO COLLECTION / GSU 6 / 11 An Eastern Airlines Lockheed Constellation is shown at the Atlanta Municipal Airport in 1954. LANE BROS. PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION / GSU 7 / 11 This September 1958 photo shows a Lockheed C-60 in flight. LANE BROS. PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION / GSU 8 / 11 This female pilot checks out the controls in a Lockheed aircraft made for Delta Air Lines in this December 1946 photo. LANE BROS. PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION / GSU 9 / 11 Building B-1 Production Floor (looking east), Lockheed Martin in Marietta, 1945. Photo courtesy of Marietta Museum of History. 10 / 11 B-29s on tarmac at Lockheed Martin in Marietta, 1947. Photo courtesy of Marietta Museum of History, Aviation Museum of Marietta, Ga. 11 / 11 COPY/COPY A new Lockheed L-1011 TriStar-500 as it looked in the 1970s. SPECIAL TO AJC Related Sights and Sounds | Lockheed Martin 60th Anniversary of the first flight of the first C-130 Hercules Photos: First flight of C-130 Hercules commemorated 100 years of Georgia aviation Lockheed, union and Congressmen looking for new contract to build C-130 in Marietta Jet owned by Elvis fetches $430,000 at auction Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.