Lockheed Martin L-1011 "Tristar"

(Photo credits go to Charles Ryan)

The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as the L-1011 (pronounced “L-ten-eleven”) or TriStar, is a medium-to-long-range, wide-body trijet airliner by Lockheed Corporation. It was the third wide-body airliner to enter commercial operations, after the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. The airliner has a seating capacity up to 400 passengers and a range over 4,000 nautical miles (7,410 km). Its trijet configuration has three Rolls-Royce RB211 engines with one engine under each wing, and a third engine, center-mounted with an S-duct air inlet embedded in the tail and the upper fuselage. The aircraft has an autoland capability, an automated descent control system, and available lower deck galley and lounge facilities.

Some more history on the L-1011

The L-1011 TriStar was produced in two fuselage lengths. The original L-1011-1 first flew in November 1970, and entered service with Eastern Air Lines in 1972. The shortened, longer range L-1011-500 first flew in 1978, and entered service with British Airways a year later. The original-length TriStar was also produced as the high gross weight L-1011-100, up-rated engine L-1011-200, and further upgraded L-1011-250. Post-production conversions for the L-1011-1 with increased takeoff weights included the L-1011-50 and L-1011-150.

Between 1968 and 1984, Lockheed manufactured a total of 250 TriStars, assembled at the Lockheed plant located at the Palmdale Regional Airport in southern California north of Los Angeles. The aircraft’s sales were hampered by two years of delays due to developmental and financial problems at Rolls-Royce plc, the sole manufacturer of the TriStar’s engines. After production ended, Lockheed withdrew from the commercial aircraft business due to its below-target sales.

  • Yes! We need this!
  • Ehh, it’s ok.
  • Eww, no need for it

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(If this is a duplicate, please say below and I will flag it as duplicate)

Beautiful earned my vote!


Duplicate, the old one should be closed it is a fraction as nice as this one.


You want me to flag this one as duplicate?

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No, this one is nicer, the mods will most likely close the old one, but you should still search before making.

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Okay, sorry bout that

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I put a poll up just in case some did not have votes available. ;)


Sometimes when a request is better than other one tha was published before it’s nice to contact any mod and tell him/her (before making the request) that you think you can make it better, or (after making it) that you and/or the IFC think yours is better, in any case the worst will be closed…(Im not saying what you did was bad, Im not who to say that to anyone here) btw I remember an accident here in miami with this plane, it was the flight 401 of Eastern Air Lines, this plane is fantastic we should have it in IF


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I love the Tristar but I don’t think it would make the cut to be in IF for many years.


Most likely as the devs still got Global, the MD-11/DC-10, CRJ rework to do, and That’s just the confirmed features

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Keep in mind that global and the aircraft development are 2 separate teams and one development slowdown does not effect the other. But the MD11/DC10 was wanted because so many people wanted a three holer. All of those people will be satisfied now, the thing after the CRJ will most likely either be GA, Concorde, or the A350


Bro in Atlanta we call them TRIHOLERS!!.


Lol, I have heard that before!

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I don’t think this is necessary. It’s very similar to the DC-10 and MD-11 which are coming soon. I do like this Air Canada livery though:-)

It is, but I think would be very fun to fly as well!


Let’s see if there is still support for this

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I do not know why people do not want to see this aircraft, ya it looks like a MD-11 but it is a completely different aircraft


This plane could actually land itself too

The DC10 and the L-1011 competed to make the best tri-engine airplane. Obviously the DC10 was more popular, but still this is the 3 engine queen of the skies!

The issue with the 1011 was an engine exploded during testing and set them back. The DC-10 got to the market faster

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