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Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:48 pm

I vote for the L1011, one of the best, and best looking Aircraft of all time.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:00 am

My vote goes for the DC-10. The TriStar just looks too stubby and bulky to me (even though they were actually lighter). Granted, the DC-10 also suffers from this, but much less so. I think the straight-through engine looks better in this case. If the TriStar had the sleek lines of a 727, then we'd be getting somewhere...
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:27 am

Quoting Max Q (Thread starter):
I vote for the L1011, one of the best, and best looking Aircraft of all time.

I too vote for the L1011

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:45 am

I'd vote for the L-1011 as well.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:29 am

The TriStar of course. The thing was sexy inside and out. It was a marvel of aviation and was engineered well before its time.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:08 pm

Another vote for the TriStar here...just a more graceful-looking plane overall, particularly the way the centre engine is positioned.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:36 pm

Its a tossup. They both look great. I always liked the L1011 in the DL widget, so I'll give my vote to the L1011. But the DC10 also a very great looking aircraft.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:09 pm

I'm biased being an old 1011 driver, but there is no more elegant airliner than a long-bodied L-1011!   
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:25 pm

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 7):
I'm biased being an old 1011 driver

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:00 am

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 7):
I'm biased being an old 1011 driver, but there is no more elegant airliner than a long-bodied L-1011!


I am biased too, having spent more than half my life working on the L-1011 program! So another vote for the TriStar!

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:33 am

Boy, I seem to be the only DC-10 fan that's come out of the woodwork...the current score is 8 to 1...   
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:07 am

DC-10 all the way!!!


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:33 pm

Tough one, but I think the MD11 is the most beautiful aircraft ever, so by default it has to be the DC10.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:31 pm

It really is a close call. I always liked both aircraft, although I only ever got to fly on a DC10 (unlike both of my parents who both made Tristar flights, my Mum on Delta and my Dad on British Airtours!), but I think the DC10 probably wins for me. I think for me the DC10 looks like a proper metal bird, unlike most planes these days that look plastic! The Tristar was a bit "plasticy" too!
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:35 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 9):
One of my favorite still born schemes

That livery looked amazing on a 747, a regular visitor to LHR in my youth!!
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:29 am

Definitely the L1011 - what a sexy aircraft that is. My favourite ever airliner, shame I never flew on one 

The DC10 is nice too, but looks far more 'industrial', not sleek and sexy in the slightest.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:22 pm

Quoting TCASAlert (Reply 15):
The DC10 is nice too, but looks far more 'industrial', not sleek and sexy in the slightest.

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:18 pm

For me, the L1011 for sure. I just don't like the DC10's rear engine.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:52 am

It has to be the L1011 for me. I flew in it as a teenager back in 1973. I've also flown in the DC10 and MD11 in the 80's and 90's, never was a big fan of the DC10, always thought the rear engine looked like an after thought placement.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:51 am

They both own great looks, but my favorite has always been the L-1011. I like the wider-mounted wing engines, more aft-positioned wing, and clean tail section.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:23 pm

I say the DC-10. I know many people like the s-duct in the tail, and I know it's actually a lighter structure than the straight-through duct, but it just LOOKS bulkier to me (it makes me think the L-1011 has a big a$$). Plus, the nose/radome of the L-1011 is definitely less attractive than the DC-10's smooth, sleek bullet-shape. The cockpit windows on the L-1011, although curved, are also less distinctive than the DC-10's.

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft L1011 Or DC10?

Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:49 am

I say the L-1011. I flew on a CO DC-10 from EWR-FCO in 1998, and thought it was great but I was sitting in the middle of the middle, and the flight was horrible. I just remember the DL L1011's departing DFW one after another back in the mid to late 90's while waiting for Rangers players to get to the game to get autographs. I just loved them.

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