McDonnell Douglas DC10
McDonnell Douglas DC10

McDonnell Douglas DC10. A photo. Video. Interior layout. Characteristics. Reviews.



McDonnell Douglas DC10 (McDonnell Douglas DC10) - one of the first wide-body turbojet medium-haul (in some variations - long-haul) airliners.

The aerodynamic layout of the aircraft is a turbofan three-engine low-wing aircraft with a single-fin tail, a swept wing and two motors under the wing and one above the fuselage at the rear. General data

Designed as a result of the query aviation company American Airlines, which has applied to both the McDonnell Douglas (McDonnell Douglas) and Lockheed (Lockheed) with the same terms of reference, the aircraft, despite certain problems that arose during the initial period, it became very successful commercial widebody aircraft airliner .


McDonnell Douglas DC10 Salon


Initially it was designed as a twin-engine, but soon a third engine was added to it, installed in the base of the keel. This was done to make it meet American Airlines requirements. The airline wanted to operate this aircraft on existing runways. In addition, American regulations at the time prohibited one or two propulsion aircraft from flying over the Atlantic. Work on the DC10 began in February 1968 and immediately received orders from United Airlines and American Airlines. The first flight was made on 20.08.1970/XNUMX/XNUMX.

The first DC-10 began work at American Airlines (American Airlines) in August 1971. Work was already in full swing at the same time on the long-haul DC10-30, equipped with more powerful engines, reinforced chassis and additional fuel tanks. The DS-10 was most of all built in a variation of the DS10-30, including the transport version. Despite this, the aviation companies Japan Airlines and Northwest Airlines ordered an aircraft in the DC10-40 variation with engines, and the aircraft were converted into cargo and they continue to fly. The DC-10 remains in passenger service with the Bangladeshi aviation company Biman.


McDonnell Douglas DC10 scheme salon


McDonnell Douglas DC10 scheme salon


Characteristics Douglas DC-10:


Length: 55,5m.

Height: 17,7m.

Wingspan: 50,4m.

Flight range: 11,685 km.

Cruising speed: 908km / h.

Number of seats: up 380mest.

Crew: 2cheloveka.

Engines: PrattandWhitney JT9D20 (thrust 49000lb (22,25t)) or PrattandWhitney JT9D59A (thrust 53000lb (24,1t)).

Maximum takeoff weight: 259450kg.


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