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PASSINGS : Philip A. Colman; Ex-Aerospace Official

November 18, 1987

Philip A. Colman, 75, retired director of export sales development for Lockheed and the aerodynamicist who helped design Lockheed's P-80. Colman was credited with convincing NATO nations to choose Lockheed's F-104G Super Starfighter as their main air defense weapon, which resulted in 1960 in the purchase of 1,075 of the Mach-2 planes at a price of $1.5 billion, then the largest sale of its kind in NATO history. In Los Angeles on Oct. 30 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

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