IslandHopper
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Where Was The Tristar Assemby Line?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:31 pm

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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RE: Where Was The Tristar Assemby Line?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:39 pm

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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RE: Where Was The Tristar Assemby Line?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:46 pm

Palmdale California is correct. As to what happens there now, I no not.
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RE: Where Was The Tristar Assemby Line?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:48 pm

A very nice website showing the plant:

http://flytristar.tripod.com/article/art09.html
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RE: Where Was The Tristar Assemby Line?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:20 pm

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
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RE: Where Was The Tristar Assemby Line?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:35 pm

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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