The Lockheed L-1011 was the third widebody 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 wood model airplane is elegantly presented with a painted wooden base and nameplate. Careful detailing and smart color scheming are intricately done to make it look like the real Lockheed Tri Star which is more commonly known by its alpha-numeric name pronounced as ‘L-ten-eleven.