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Where Was The Tristar Assemby Line?  
User currently offlineIslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 2120 times:

Hi All,

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.

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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 2110 times:

Don't quote me on this, but I think it was Palmdale (KPMD) and I believe Lockheed still has facilities there.

Interesting side note, this was also the birthplace of the Space Shuttles (AF Plant 42 IIRC)

Lockheed Martin has facilities all over the world.

[Edited 2003-07-02 08:40:28]


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User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3469 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 2101 times:
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Palmdale California is correct. As to what happens there now, I no not.


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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 2098 times:

A very nice website showing the plant:

http://flytristar.tripod.com/article/art09.html



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User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2010 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


all best; jack
User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

You could of seen Skunk Works the birthplace of th F-117A And in one of the nearby buildings would be the birthplace of the Tristar. And another good Lockheed book is Skunk Works by Ben R. Rich.


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