ShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2797 times:
Please dont flame me for this...just curious. Why were L-1011s never converted to freighters after most carriers quit using them for passengers? Most other threeholers (727,DC-10,MD-11)were picked up by cargo operators fairly quick. Is it just simply not efficient to use them for cargo use? or is there something im missing?
GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2638 times:
There were L-1011's that were converted to freighters. The RAF still has several variants they use for
troop support. As stated the Tri-star has a limited payload as opposed to the DC10 or even DC8
and spares are very hard to come by.
The list of airlines that have operated a L1011F include:
and a few carriers from Africa that didnt convert them as regular freighters, whereby the added a
cargo door and strengtend the main deck floor, but rather removed the passenger seats and used
the plane that way.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2295 times:
There were 12 Tristars converted into freighters...6 Dash 1/100s & 6 Dash 200s. Only 2 are known to be still in service...line #12 (a dash 1) and line #212 (a dash 200). The rest having been parked and/or scrapped.
The website provided by A342 (reply 5) is good, but a bit incorrect.
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A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2221 times:
Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 6): There were 12 Tristars converted into freighters...6 Dash 1/100s & 6 Dash 200s. Only 2 are known to be still in service...line #12 (a dash 1) and line #212 (a dash 200). The rest having been parked and/or scrapped.
According to www-ch-aviation.ch , it's one -1F, one -100F and ten -200Fs. One -200F already scrapped, the rest stored, none in service anymore.