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Originally posted by Browno
The reason why i chose the B-47 airframe is becouse i dont think i would have big things in the force like B-52s, C-5 Galaxys n so on.
I know the B-47 is the B-52s origins but i like the fact its like a smaller version of it and its fighter style cockpit so i wanted to expand the uses of its airframe instead of just being a bomber,
For the ATS Presidents plane/AWACS, How about a Lockheed Tristar?
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 nationalised 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.
The first L-1011 model that entered service with Eastern and TWA in April 1972 was the initial domestic L-1011-1 (which was built in greater numbers than any other TriStar variant). Subsequent models to be developed were the -100 with more fuel and higher weights, the -200 with higher thrust engines, and the long range shorter fuselage -500, described separately.
Production ceased in 1983, when 250 had been built. The prototype was sold to be broken up for spares in 1986.