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Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 2:28 am

I found the earlier thread about oddball aircraft different airlines have flown to be quite entertaining. How about aircraft that have been ordered by various airlines but for whatever reason were not taken up? Here are a couple to start with:

Western Airlines 767-200s - the order was cancelled in favor of more 737-300s. They would have complemented Delta's fleet nicely after their merger, and would have looked great in Western's white/red livery. However, at the time Western was going toward the silver image, so I'm not sure how good they would have looked in that scheme.

Trans World Airlines A318s.

Pan Am A320s - ordered but never delivered. Some of these went to Braniff III.

Braniff I green 747 - Braniff did operate the 747 type, but all the ones that made it into their fleet were orange. Supposedly there was a green one that made it to the delivery line at Boeing but got routed to another airline at the last minute due to Braniff's financial situation.

Continental 767-300s - I visited Boeing in 1995 and saw a Continental 767-300 on the delivery line. This order was subsequently cancelled and the aircraft were transferred to other operators - I believe Vietnam Airlines got some of these. To this day Continental hasn't operated the 767-300.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 2:31 am

Northeast had L1011's on order
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 2:44 am

Sabena took an option for the Concorde!!

Sad we never saw flying one for Sabena  Crying

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 2:48 am

Continental also had A340s on order.

American had more MD-11s on order..... I know, I know, it doesn't count, but I really like the MD-11 so I thought I'd throw it in there.

Let's see...

Pick an airline, and paint a concorde in their livery- almost everyone (American, Delta, Continental, Braniff) had orders for them. Singapore too!

USAir 777. They wanted them, but due to their.... entangling alliances with Airbus and Boeing they stuck with bus and got A330s. Which, by the way, are awesome planes- flew one to Rome and back.

TWA wanted 777s too, rumor had it, but let's face it.

That's all I can think of.

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 2:49 am

Alaska Airlines had an order for one 747-100. That would have been interesting.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:26 am

LOT ordered 737-800 back in 1996, but now it seems LOT cancelled it and will probably purchase Fokker 170 planes.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:30 am

...and will probably purchase Fokker 170 planes

I meant Embraer 170
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:12 am

Western had 3 747-147s on order, but were cancelled in favor of the DC-10.
American had the Boeing 2707 supersonic airliner on order, but we all know the aircraft was never built, so I guess that doesn't count. Another interesting topic.  Wink/being sarcastic I'll be back with some more 'oddball almosts'. Regards.
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Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:17 am

I have an old CP Air inflight magazine (Ka'na'ta) with a 767-200 in full CP Air colours on the "Fleet" page. Also, one of Wardair's annual reports had a picture of the MD-87's or 88's that Wardair was going to order to use on their thinner scheduled domestic routes.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 12:20 pm

Here are a few oddballs that the airliners never got:

Boeing 727-300--essentially a stretched 727-200, the plane was designed to UA specifications but was never built.

Boeing 727-200 with two PW2037 engines--it was pitched to UA and DL but instead both airlines favored the 757-200.

Boeing 7J7 propfan airliner--DL had interest in buying the plane but in the end the project was shelved, which led to the development of the Next-Generation 737.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 12:49 pm

I have seen a pic/artist's rendition of a Qantas MD-80 in their gold stripe/flying kangaroo colours.

At AWAS, we also had a large model of an Ansett (Australia) MD-90 and B757 in their shooting stars colours of the 1980s.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 2:47 pm

Cathay were due to take DC10s because of a special deal that GE was offering on the engines. Later, Cathay found that the offer was for one aircraft only, and not an entire fleet, so we got Tristars instead.

I also know that Dragonair had 3 MD11s on order. These were for services to London and other long-haul destinations. Dragonair was promptly bought by Cathay and the order cancelled.

I think I remember something about British Caledonian ordering MD11s as well, which never materialised.

ZAS Airline Of Egypt ordered one MD11, but it was never delivered.

Zambia Airways odered one MD11 but it was never delivered.

Viasa had 2 MD11s on order but these were also cancelled.

Nigeria had one MD11 on order but was cancelled.

Minerve of France had 2 MD11s on order, but these were cancelled when AOM merged with Minerve.

AOM had 4 MD11s on order but these were dropped when AOM merged with Minerve.

JAT of Yugoslavia had 3 MD11s on order but were cancelled.

China Southern had a LOI for 6 MD11s which never materialised and they bought 777s instead.

Air Zaire had 2 MD11s on order but these were cancelled due to financial losses.

Air Europe had signed for an order of 6 MD11s with 12 options and further agreed to lease 2, but with the demise of the company, so went the orders.

Aero Lloyd had ordered 2 MD11s for long-haul charter ops, but these were cancelled when they decided not to fly longhaul.

 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:18 pm

Singapore Airlines signed an LOI for 20 MD11s, but it was cancelled in favour of the A343, which is now being disposed of in favour of the 777!

 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:53 pm

The reason why SIA cancelled the M11 order was due to its poor performance. I have a picture of a MD11 in SIA's new livery in a 1992 SIA Outlook magazine.

SIA actually wanted to operate SIN-CDG non-stop, and MDD mentioned that the M11 could fly to CDG non-stop. When it came out, however, the range was not up to SIA's specifications, so it was cancelled and replaced it by the A340.

However the A340 was a very poor climber, although it had the range, so SIA put back the 744 on the CDG route and began to gradually replace the A343 with the 772ER aircraft, as it had better climb performance and was faster.

SIA currently has 5 A340s left in the fleet, out of the original 15. 2 went to Cathay Pacific(9V-SJA,9V-SJB) as B-HXM and B-HXN. 4 went to Khalifa(two were actually supposed to go to Air Switzerland but it never materialised, so they went to Khalifa) and 4 are currently being marketed by Boeing.

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:09 pm

Northwest with A340s and A330-200s (they are getting A330-300s next year though)

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 5:51 pm

Stacks of airlines lined up to take options on Concorde - I believe Iran Air and Braniff were among them.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 6:31 pm

El Al Israel Airlines.

During the 70's the airline had a great interest in the supersonic Boeing 2707 and even placed 2 options for that aircraft. However, The airliner wasn't eventually build.

In 2 tenders over the 90's, LY was thinking of getting the A32X family into service, the A346 and A332.
The most serious thoughts were for the A332, where LY was certain to buy 3-4 of it, but then the Middle East crisis had begun, add to that some political pressures and LY didn't order the a/c after all.

Israir.

The airline was scheduled to get into service 2 A320s exactly 2 years ago, this was supposed to be the 1st ever operation of an Airbus a/c by an Israeli airline.

Arkia.

The airline was thinking seriously of operating Saab2000s instead its aging DHC-7s, Crossair even brought a sample to Israel, so Arkia was able to learn about it...
Also, the airline was considering the DHC-8-400Q to replace the DHC-7s, but chose in the end the ATR72 family.

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 6:49 pm

9V-SVA,

From my sources here is the status of the fifteen aircraft SIA ordered.

9V-SJA - Sold to Cathay Pacific as B-HXM
9V-SJB - Sold to Cathay Pacific as B-HXN
9V-SJC - Sold to Cathay Pacific as B-HXO
9V-SJD - Sold to Khalifa
9V-SJE - Sold to Khalifa
9V-SJF - Originally to Air Switzerland, not taken up, sold to Khalifa but not in service
9V-SJG - Originally to Air Switzerland, not taken up, sold to Khalifa but not in service
9V-SJH - Still in service with Singapore Airlines
9V-SJI - Still in service with Singapore Airlines
9V-SJJ - Still in service with Singapore Airlines
9V-SJK - Still in service with Singapore Airlines
9V-SJL - Still in service with Singapore Airlines
9V-SJM - Still in service with Singapore Airlines
9V-SJN - Still in service with Singapore Airlines
9V-SJO - Still in service with Singapore Airlines
9V-SJP - Ordered but not taken up, going directly to Boeing from Airbus
9V-SJQ - Ordered but not taken up, going directly to Boeing from Airbus

BTW I heard 9V-SMD is going to be leased to Air Nigeria - any confirmation or pics?
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 8:46 pm

British Airways got shot of the MD11 order that it acquired with the "merger" with British Caledonian as it didn't fit in with the rest of the fleet. It took on BCal's A320 order though.... Booooooo!
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 9:05 pm

Braniff International did, in fact, operate the Concorde, and remains the only US carrier which did so.
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost

Thu Oct 03, 2002 9:20 pm

TEAL of New Zealand wanted to order deHavilland Comets, but after some pressure from part owner Qantas, they bought Lockheed Electras instead.

Air New Zealand were apparently interested in the Lockheed L-1011, before they decided on the DC-10

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 9:26 pm

Eastern Airlines evaluated the Breguet 188 for its shuttle operation in the early 1970's. This was a 4 engine STOL turbo-prop.
Eastern Airlines also later evaluated (1977) the DHC-7 for use by Disney World at Orlando as a quiet STOL airliner that would be part of system that service the Southeastern U.S. to the theme park. I flew on this airplane with DeHavilland test pilots, what a gas!!
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Thu Oct 03, 2002 10:23 pm

Texas Air stated it would place new 737-300s with Eastern but the whole thing fell apart shortly thereafter.

Capital had Electra IIs and even a Britannia painted in their full colors but these never entered service with them.

Western ordered A300s but cancelled after a Buy American uproar.

Air Florida and Aloha were early customers of the 757.

Ozark had 727-200s but I don't think they actually entered revenue service before they were sold.
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Fri Oct 04, 2002 4:19 am

I'm surprised nobody mentioned this one:

WN initially was going to fly Lockheed Electras(I'm sure of lockheed, believe it's the electra) but it fell through and they got the 732s. I always wondered where they would be today if they got them, probably in the history books.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 4:35 am

Euralair A330, A321 and B777

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 5:04 am

I second Canadi>n's CP Air 767-200. Would have been awesome in the orange. Western also ordered a handful of 767-200s but never took them due to their dire straits in the early 80s (they switched to 737-300s).

In the mid-80s, NW was going to unload a bunch of DC-10-40s, but had a change of heart and reliable info says that TWA was going to pick some up, but was left empty handed (the P&W powerplants would have been attractive to TW).
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 5:25 am

Mohawk, I believe had 737-200s on order at one time. USAirways does have convertable options on the books for either the A343 or 332, which I don't see happening anytime soon.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 5:31 am

Western Airlines did placed an order for 10 BAC-111-200s...unknown as to what happened to it. And American did come very, very close to sign up for the L-1011, then Douglas made a better offer for their DC-10. Regards.
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 5:43 am

There was a rumor awhile back that Northwest was going to pick up KLM's MD11 fleet. Just a rumor, but it would be interesting nonetheless.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 6:19 am

FlaghshipAZ, Bonanza ordered BAC-111s as well but could not get a loan for them. I believe there was some subtle suggestion that they 'buy American', and they did pick up DC-9-10s. I don't know if the WA fleet suffered the same fate... I mean, coercion. It seems that the 111 did pick up the lion's share of early twinjet orders, only to be eclipsed by the DC-9 for various reasons.

The Mohawk thing was for 727-200s I think. Somewhere I saw an artists' impression of one in the black and gold Indian head scheme. I suppose they would have been delivered in the brown and orange arrowhead design that came along later.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 10:15 am

Interesting to note:

In the book "Nuts!" (It's been a while since I read the book on Southwest, but I think that's the book in the context of my post) I believe that there is an image dating from 1970 showing flight attendants posing beside a DC-9 in full, old-school Southwest colors. I believe that the plane was used as a trainer but never saw service in Southwest's early years - can someone get a positive check on this?
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 11:55 am

TWA A330s & A318s.

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:02 pm

"Ozark had 727-200s but I don't think they actually entered revenue service before they were sold."

Gr8, you are correct. the 2 727-2D4s were built and painted in full colors. Both were sold to PA before delivery and operate with FedEx today.
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:14 pm

I thought that Alaska 747-100's and 747-400's would've been a cool addition to their fleet. AS, #1 in the US!

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:21 pm

I might also add that HP ordered the 747-400. Saner minds prevailed though.
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:27 pm

To Redwarf...
I did a fast research on Southwest's early years. 1967 to 1971, they were known as Air Southwest, then 1971 it's became Southwest Airlines. Regarding the DC-9, I can only find 5 DC-9-51s WN leased from Continental, but they carried no WN titles, nor were they in service during those early years. WN also leased 7 722s for awhile, because the 737s weren't being built fast enough then in the 1980s. Like I said, it was a quick research on my part. WN may indeed had an early model DC-9. I'll look into it further. Regards.
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Fri Oct 04, 2002 1:29 pm

9V-SJH, 9V-SJI, 9V-SJK and 9V-SJL are currently being marketed by Boeing. When Boeing finds a customer, SIA will withdraw these 4 aircraft, send them for an early 'D' check and fly them to the buyer.

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Sat Oct 05, 2002 12:06 am

Back in the late 1970s, when Federal Express was beginning its planning for its first services to Europe, it contemplated procuring Concordes to provide next-day delivery capability. Ultimately, it was determined that the cargo capacity was too small to be practical. But a Concorde-F would have been cool.

FedEx was a bit of a maverick in those days. They also did some research into building a huge blimp to haul cargo.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Sat Oct 05, 2002 12:26 am

Speaking of Alaska, weren't they another early customer for the 767-200 who never took delivery, thus joining CP and WA as -200 might-have-beens?
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Sat Oct 05, 2002 6:53 am

UNITED and the L-1011, so glad they went with the DC-10'S


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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Sat Oct 05, 2002 8:18 am

Going back a bit, I know, but what about Japan Air Lines Comets? They ordered a couple of Mark 2's in 1952, as did LAV (Venezuela) and Panair do Brasil. The later Comet 3 was ordered by both Panam and Air India.

A bit further along our trail of doom, we had some interest for the VC-10 from some unusual quarters.
Varanair Siam ordered three Supers in 1966 but the deal fell through. Others who wanted to order the Super VC10 were United Arab Airlines (London-New York traffic rights not granted) as well as CSA and Tarom who had to buy the IL-62. After production stopped, there was talk of an order by CAAC, but they went for the 707.

I don't recall the Trident getting any 'cancelled' orders (apart from a reduced Channel AW one), but seem to remember reading that in the very early days, KLM were keen on the Trident 1E.

This is a fascinating thread. Hope to see more. The ATDB site has all sorts of cancelled orders listed, but to what extent they were actually orders I don't know.

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:57 am

Ual777contrail,

Hold it right there! UA did get some L1011-500's for a while:


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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Sat Oct 05, 2002 1:09 pm

CF-CPI, it was Alaska International Air that ordered the 767-200. They were an all-freight L-100 operator at the time, but were planning to begin passenger services.

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Sat Oct 05, 2002 1:13 pm

I'm surprised nobody mentioned Continental and the A340. Continental ordered A340s, but when Bethune took over, the orders were cancelled. Schabak I know for a fact makes CO A340 models.

American almost ordered 747-400s. They were fighting for ORD-NRT slots against United. Had American won the slots, they were going to take 2 ex-CP 744 to operate the route. Obviously, this never happened, but American would later get ORD-NRT authority and operates this route today with a 777.


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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Sat Oct 05, 2002 2:05 pm

I have an airline book from the late 80s that shows that America West had an order for 25 A300-600s and 15 767-300s

This book also shows the order for Northwest A340s (20) and Pan Am A320s (16)
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Sat Oct 05, 2002 3:37 pm

Here's more info on the 747 that Alaska ordered but never received.

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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Sun Oct 06, 2002 12:22 am

HlywdCatft: I also have the book, called Modern Commercial Aircraft. After a little research, I found that the order for AmWest is a typo and was supposed to be in the aircraft list for American Airlines.

Still a good reference book though.
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Sun Oct 06, 2002 2:59 am

When Valujet was shopping around for their DC-9 replacement, the A319/320 was rumored, as was the 737NG; but the oddball rumored a/c that I recall hearing about was the Rombac-built version of the BAC 1-11, called the AirStar 2500, essentially an updated version of the 1-11, hey kinda like the 717 (MD-95) is an updated version of the DC-9!
 
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RE: Oddball Aircraft Your Favorite Airline Almost Had

Sun Oct 06, 2002 11:07 am

raychuang,
I know they were in the paint scheme, we had them for like 3 years.
I just meant a fleet type that was an oddball and we didn't keep long, like the ugly L-1011'S. I was wrong, but they are oddball.


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