IslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2059 times:
I was driving through San Diego recently and saw Lockheed's compound there. I wondered if this was the birthplace of the Tristar. Where were Tristars assembled, and what is assembled there now? Assuming the building still exists of course.
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1949 times:
In addition to the TriStar final assembly plant, Lockheed also built an adjacent special test hangar for static and fatique tests at Palmdale. Although more of a history of Lockheed as a company, the Douglas Ingells book "L-1011 TriStar and The Lockheed Story" has a couple of detailed chapters on the Antelope Valley facility which may be of interest to you. Regards...Jack