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DC-10's And Tristars  
User currently offlineHL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 854 times:

guys,

i was wondering what the difference between a DC-10 and a Tristar was.

thanks,

HL  Smile

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User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 825 times:

EMMMMMMMMMMM the reason you have no response is that the answer is SO vast. they are totally different. its like saing 'Whats the difference between a 737 and an A340'.. we could be here all day!

If you could be more specific im sure we could help you!


User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 812 times:

The DC10 was made by McDonnell Douglas, the L1011 was made by Lockheed. The most noticeable difference is the #2 (tail) engine. The DC10 has the banjo-style (the engine goes straight through the tail fin, if you looked at it from the front, it would look much like a banjo shape) fitting. The L1011 has the S-Duct fitting, much like that of the 727. The L1011, while more advanced and somewhat safer with 4 hydraulic systems, not 3 like the DC10, flopped because Rolls-Royce was the sole engine designer for it, and they almost flopped themselves, setting the whole program back. In the meantime, United, American, Continental, & many others went for the DC10 instead. Both had 3 engines, 3 crewmembers, and a twin aisle cabin with 2-2-2 (first) & 2-5-2 (economy) seating.

User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 801 times:

Check http://www.airliners.net/info for more details about each of the two aircraft.

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