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Tri-star Sunset

 

Oil 11"X14"
249 S/N Canvas Print -$250.00
24 Artist's Proofs -$300.00


The Tri-Star L-1011 was Lockheed's attempt to create an commercial aircraft to compete with the DC-10. The
L-1011 500 Series was ahead of its time; it was to be the first fly-by-wire technology, and all electric activation of ailerons. Due to delays in development of the Tri-Star's advance electronic equipment, many orders were canceled by airlines, and they bought instead McDonnell Douglas DC-10's. When the Tri-Star was finally developed, the "sun had already set" on Lockheed's bid for building commercial aircraft. Only 249 Tri-Star's were built.

2003 Craig Slaff