L-1011 Hawaiian AirlinesItem Number: 759
Hawaiian Airlines L-1011 airplane model. This beautiful museum quality model of the L-1011 Hawaiian Airlines is a stunning addition to any aviation enthusiast's collection! Its intricate design will take your breath away. Enjoy the timeless beauty of this classic aircraft and feel the power of the Hawaiian sky.
Work on the L-1011 prototype began early in 1969, resulting in a November 16, 1970, first flight. The engine choice of Rolls-Royce's advanced three shaft design RB211 however dogged the TriStar's early career. Rolls-Royce went bankrupt in February 1970 largely due to higher than estimated RB211 development costs, severely harming both Lockheed and the TriStar sales program. The problems were able to be resolved after the British government nationalized Rolls-Royce, guaranteeing the supply of production engines. Despite the initial problems the RB211 proved to be extremely reliable and efficient in service and grew into a family of variants.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/100. Wingspan 17 1/2 inches, Length 18 1/2 inches.