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Is The L-1011 A Mixer Of C-5 And P-3 Design?

Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:58 am

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I read some were that the L-1011 started as a twin engine design that was giving to the USN by Lockheed for the P-3 design but was rejected. In the book it was stated that Lockheed took the twin engine and put high by-pass engines on it made it wide it so it could have two ailes. It was a high wing design also. I know the L-1011 become a low wing trijet, later but if you look at a L-1011 nose, it's look a lot like a P-3 nose except a L-1011 has two curve wing sheal where a P-3 has three strait wing sheals. But it has the around same cabin width of a C-5, also it a jet like the C-5. Did Lockheed use mixer both the C-5 and P-3 designs together to help build the L-1011?
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RE: Is The L-1011 A Mixer Of C-5 And P-3 Design?

Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:52 am

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Just look at the whole Boeing line: 707, 720, 727, 737 all look the same from the Pax door forward... and you can even see a little carry over with the 757, 767 and 777 which all look close to the same.
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RE: Is The L-1011 A Mixer Of C-5 And P-3 Design?

Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:39 am

The C-5 was designed and built by the Lockheed Georgia Company. The L-1011 was designed and built by the Lockheed California Company. While there is some minor similarly in some of the systems they were completely different designs and share no common parts. One thing the C-5 and L-1011 do share is their wings were built by AVCO Aerostructures in Nashville, Tennessee.

The P-3 Orion is a military adaption of the L-188 Electra. An interesting note on the P-3. The majority were built at Lockheed's plant in Burbank, California. When Lockheed decided to close that plant the P-3 production line was moved to Palmdale, California, 55 miles north of Burbank. Several years after production ended in Palmdale, the South Korea ordered 9 P-3 and Lockheed this time set the P-3 production line up in Marietta, Georgia, 2200 miles east of California.

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