The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as the L-1011 (pronounced "L-ten-eleven") or TriStar, is an American 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 of up to 400 passengers and a range of over 4,000 nautical miles (7,410 km). Its trijet configuration has three Rolls-Royce RB211 engines with one engine under each wing, along with 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.
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I became a great fan of this aircraft when I saw photos of it being rolled out in the USA many years ago. I already own a 1-400 scale model of the aircraft but jumped at the chance to own a larger scale version. The model is superb and also quite heavy. Detailing is excellent and the model can be displayed on its undercarriage or 'in flight' with the wheels retracted. I would highly recommend this model to any serious diecast collector of commercial aircraft, and I am highly delighted with my purchase.