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Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?  
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4068 posts, RR: 19
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

I vote for the L1011, one of the best, and best looking Aircraft of all time.


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User currently offlineTigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 718 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4671 times:

My vote goes for the DC-10. The TriStar just looks too stubby and bulky to me (even though they were actually lighter). Granted, the DC-10 also suffers from this, but much less so. I think the straight-through engine looks better in this case. If the TriStar had the sleek lines of a 727, then we'd be getting somewhere...


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User currently offlineairportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3449 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4663 times:

Quoting Max Q (Thread starter):
I vote for the L1011, one of the best, and best looking Aircraft of all time.

I too vote for the L1011

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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2539 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4637 times:
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I'd vote for the L-1011 as well.


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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4624 times:

The TriStar of course. The thing was sexy inside and out. It was a marvel of aviation and was engineered well before its time.


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User currently offlineexFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

Another vote for the TriStar here...just a more graceful-looking plane overall, particularly the way the centre engine is positioned.

User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 691 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

Its a tossup. They both look great. I always liked the L1011 in the DL widget, so I'll give my vote to the L1011. But the DC10 also a very great looking aircraft.


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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2752 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

I'm biased being an old 1011 driver, but there is no more elegant airliner than a long-bodied L-1011!   

User currently offlineairportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3449 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4554 times:

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 7):
I'm biased being an old 1011 driver

I don't get jealous too easily, but for this I actually am...



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 7):
I'm biased being an old 1011 driver, but there is no more elegant airliner than a long-bodied L-1011!


I am biased too, having spent more than half my life working on the L-1011 program! So another vote for the TriStar!

One of my favorite still born schemes:



User currently offlineTigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 718 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4485 times:

Boy, I seem to be the only DC-10 fan that's come out of the woodwork...the current score is 8 to 1...   


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User currently offlinejetplaner From Canada, joined Mar 2008, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 4472 times:

DC-10 all the way!!!


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User currently onlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

Tough one, but I think the MD11 is the most beautiful aircraft ever, so by default it has to be the DC10.


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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

It really is a close call. I always liked both aircraft, although I only ever got to fly on a DC10 (unlike both of my parents who both made Tristar flights, my Mum on Delta and my Dad on British Airtours!), but I think the DC10 probably wins for me. I think for me the DC10 looks like a proper metal bird, unlike most planes these days that look plastic! The Tristar was a bit "plasticy" too!


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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 9):
One of my favorite still born schemes

That livery looked amazing on a 747, a regular visitor to LHR in my youth!!



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User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4361 times:

Definitely the L1011 - what a sexy aircraft that is. My favourite ever airliner, shame I never flew on one 

The DC10 is nice too, but looks far more 'industrial', not sleek and sexy in the slightest.


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4326 times:

Quoting TCASAlert (Reply 15):
The DC10 is nice too, but looks far more 'industrial', not sleek and sexy in the slightest.

There, that sums it up.  
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User currently offlineFRAIAD From Germany, joined Feb 2011, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4283 times:

For me, the L1011 for sure. I just don't like the DC10's rear engine.

User currently offlinecarbon787 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4274 times:
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It has to be the L1011 for me. I flew in it as a teenager back in 1973. I've also flown in the DC10 and MD11 in the 80's and 90's, never was a big fan of the DC10, always thought the rear engine looked like an after thought placement.

User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1828 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4269 times:

They both own great looks, but my favorite has always been the L-1011. I like the wider-mounted wing engines, more aft-positioned wing, and clean tail section.

User currently offlinetsugambler From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

I say the DC-10. I know many people like the s-duct in the tail, and I know it's actually a lighter structure than the straight-through duct, but it just LOOKS bulkier to me (it makes me think the L-1011 has a big a$$). Plus, the nose/radome of the L-1011 is definitely less attractive than the DC-10's smooth, sleek bullet-shape. The cockpit windows on the L-1011, although curved, are also less distinctive than the DC-10's.

DC-10 all the way!


User currently offlinerunner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4222 times:

I say the L-1011. I flew on a CO DC-10 from EWR-FCO in 1998, and thought it was great but I was sitting in the middle of the middle, and the flight was horrible. I just remember the DL L1011's departing DFW one after another back in the mid to late 90's while waiting for Rangers players to get to the game to get autographs. I just loved them.

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