The Lockheed L-1011 Tristar was the last in a long line of Lockheed airliners and among the first generation of wide-body airliners.
Despite its excellent design it was not a commercial success and only 247 were manufactured.
Design of the L-1011 commenced in 1968 to meet the requirement for a new high-capacity airliner that filled a market niche between the Boeing 747 and existing narrow body airliners such as the Boeing 707.
Financial problems meant the L-1011 was not ready for airline service until 1972 by which time the competing DC-10 had captured a larger share of the market.
As a result production came to an end in 1984.
Even so, the L-1011 was a very popular airliner with passengers and operators.
This model represents a L-1011 in late British Airways livery.
Airfix 1:144 kit with Microscale decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in December 2001.