- Postage Stamp Collection
- Highly detailed diecast model
- Display stand included
- Measures Approximately: 4.0” L x 4.0” Wingspan
- Box dimensions: 5.9” L x 5.9” W x 2.6” H
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
This Daron Postage Stamp 1/500 scale model is a of a Delta Airlines L-1011-250 Tristar. Delta Airlines had the biggest L-1011 flee in the airline industry, with a total of 70 Tristars. They flew in Delta’s “Wide-Ride Fleet” to 79 domestic and international cities, including Delta’s first trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific destinations. Delta retired the L-1011 in 2001.
The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as the L-1011 (pronounced "El-ten-eleven") or TriStar, is an American medium-to-long-range, wide-body trijet airliner built by the Lockheed Corporation. It was the third wide-body airliner to enter commercial operations, after the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. The airliner has a seating capacity of up to 400 passengers and a range of over 4,000 nautical miles (7,410 km). Its trijet configuration has three Rolls-Royce RB211 engines with one engine under each wing, along with a third engine center-mounted with an S-duct air inlet embedded in the tail and the upper fuselage. The aircraft has an autoland capability, an automated descent control system, and available lower deck galley and lounge facilities. The L-1011 was certified on April 14, 1972, with the first airliner delivered to Eastern Air Lines on April 26, 1972.
The L-1011-250 was an upgrade developed for late-model L-1011-1 aircraft and all L-1011-100 and L-1011-200 aircraft. The more powerful engines, lengthened wing, active-load-control ailerons and other systems that had been developed for the L-1011-500 were adapted into the baseline model. The changes resulted in increases in maximum takeoff weight to 510,000 pounds (230,000 kg) and fuel capacity from 23,600 US gal (89,335 l) to 31,632 US gal (119,735 l). This variant also used the upgraded RB211-524B4I engine, which could be easily retrofitted to the existing RB211-524B powerplants of the L-1011-200, but it required a re-engining on the L-1011-1 and L-1011-100, which used the original RB211-22B. The conversion allowed the L-1011 to match the performance of the long-range McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30. Although it applied to all L-1011 models, the upgrade was only undertaken by Delta on six late-model L-1011-1 aircraft.
This Delta Airlines Lockheed L-1011-250 is a great addition to your collection.