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Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar 500

The TriStar 500 is a three-engined wide-body aircraft. Announced in November 1975, this model first flew in 16 October 1978. It was designed by Lockheed as a true long-range aircraft with a shortened fuselage with less 4.1 m in comparison with standard TriStars. A larger wingspan and active ailerons provided a higher MTOW. Other design changes included more powerful Rolls-Royce engines, a noise-reducing Frisbee fairing (named after the Lockheed engineer Lloyd Frisbee) below the center engine intake, shorter wing-to-fuselage fairings, digital autopilot and FMS. The retractable tailskid installed on previous versions was removed since the fuselage length is shorter. The TriStar 500 does not have the lower galley to allow for more cargo space and the front cargo door was redesigned to be bigger. Only 50 L-1011-500s were built until the end of production in 1983.

Technical Information

Maximum passengers capacity: 315 pax
Length: 50.05 m
Height: 16.87 m
Wingspan: 50.09 m
Wing area: 328.96 m
Wing aspect ratio: 7.63
Wing sweepback: 35
Tailplane span: 21.82 m
Tailplane area: 119.1 m
Wheel track: 10.97 m
Wheel base: 19.71 m
Typical cruise Mach number: 0.83
Maximum operating Mach number: 0.90
Engines: Rolls-Royce RB211-524B4-02 (50,000 lbs)
Fuel capacity: 96,615 kg
Maximum take-off weight: 231,332 kg
Maximum landing weight: 166,922 kg
Empty weight: 112,091 kg
Maximum zero fuel weight: 153,314 kg
Maximum payload: 41,050 kg
Maximum range: 5,600 nm
Take-off field with maximum load (MSL/ISA): 9,400 ft
Service ceiling: 43,000 ft
Flight crew: 2 Pilots and 1 Flight Engineer

Aircraft Dimensions

Last modified: 10-01-2017

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