Length: 12 cm
After a few setbacks during its development, the first L-1011 was ultimately delivered to Eastern Air Lines in 1972. Next to a number of new amenities for passengers and crews, the L-1011 was the first airliner equipped with a modern autopilot system.
For its 50th anniversary, Herpa is launching a small series of three models to commemorate this extraordinary aircraft and which is to be complete by early 2022 – just in time for the anniversary of its entry into service. Starting off this series is the first “TriStar”, registered N1011, which took off on its maiden flight in 1970 and continued to see use as a test aircraft for numerous years afterwards.