On page 7 of the (discontinued) LF351 datasheet, they have the schematic:
Overall, the architecture looks pretty similar to every other OA. It's JFET input. There are current limiters at the output. etc. etc.
However, I don't understand the purpose of Q17. In fact, I can't imagine a time when it would ever become active!
I have a feeling it's there to protect the JFETs somehow, but it's unclear to me how it could.
Could someone help?
Thanks -- Ted