Tigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 570 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4141 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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BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3859 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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carbon787 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 66 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3744 times:
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.
tsugambler From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 302 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3718 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.
runner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 232 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3692 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.