The Lockheed L-1011 was the third wide body passenger jet airliner that has reached the marketplace and came next after the Douglas DC-10 and the Boeing 747 "jumbo jet." During the 1960s, American Airlines asked Lockheed and its competitor Douglas to come up with an aircraft that is smaller than the current 747 but still can fly to distant locales such as the Caribbean, London, and Latin America from company headquarters in New York, Dallas, and Fort Worth. Lockheed responded to the request with the TriStar. The Tristar 1011 had its maiden flight on November 16, 1970. It had been considered as a technological breakthrough of its day with its improved reliability, low noise emissions, and efficient operation.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff! .
Boxed with cushioning foam layers for protection against bumps and scratches
Expertly designed only by skillful hands to guarantee museum-quality version of the actual aircraft