DC-10's And Tristars

Thu Feb 15, 2001 4:11 am


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


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RE: DC-10's And Tristars

Thu Feb 15, 2001 5:07 am

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!

RE: DC-10's And Tristars

Thu Feb 15, 2001 5:29 am

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.
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RE: DC-10's And Tristars

Thu Feb 15, 2001 5:37 am

Check for more details about each of the two aircraft.