DC-10 or L1011?


#21

Sure the L-1011s were more expensive than the DC-10, but for it’s time the L-1011 was pretty advanced (from my point of view). The DC-10 was more popular because it was rushed to production.


#22

Based on what I’ve heard from random YouTube videos floating around the Internet, the TriStar was definitely more “revolutionary” than the DC, and things like the stuff that @Joseph_Krol stated (in the first reply on this topic) are some of the major reasons why. The mechanical issues certainly took their toll on the DC-series (in my opinion); the TriStar overall seemed to be a much safer option.
However, I find it disappointing that the Tristar couldn’t make it any farther than it did.
Obviously, the DC was technically released first, giving it a slight edge over its competitor, and oil prices may also have taken a toll on the Tristar’s sales, but as far as I’m aware, the main reason the Tristar (and some other three-engined jets) didn’t do an amazing job in sales was because of their younger brothers, the twin-engines.

But that’s just my opinion, shapened mostly by those (maybe biased?) YouTube videos I watched long ago.


#23

Just voted and its close, 3 days to go

Dear L1011 Gods and Members of the L1011 Club please vote.