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McDonnell Douglas DC10 (McDonnell Douglas DS10) - one of the first wide-turbojet medium (in some variations - long-range) airplanes.
Aerodynamic configuration of the aircraft is a turbofan trehmotorny nizkoplan with odnokilevym plumage, swept wing and two engines located under the wing, and one over the rear fuselage General Information
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 .
Initially, he designed twin-engine, but was soon added a third engine, placing it into the bottom of the keel. This is done to meet the requirements of American Airlines. The airline wanted to use this aircraft on the existing runways. In addition, US law at the time forbade flights of one or two motor airplanes over the Atlantic. Work on DS10 started in February 1968 and immediately received an order from United Airlines and American Airlines. The first flight was made 20.08.1970.
The first DC-10 began working at American Airlines (American Airlines) in August 1971. Already in full swing at the same time he was working on long-haul DS10-30, equipped with the more powerful engine, chassis and reinforced by additional fuel tanks. DS-10 most were built in the variation DS10-30, including transport option. Despite this, the aviation company Japan Airlines and Northwest Airlines have ordered the plane to variations DS10-40 motors with a rebuilt aircraft in the cargo and continue to fly. DC-10 in the passenger remains in operation Bangladeshi aviation company Biman.
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Characteristics Douglas DC-10:
Flight range: 11,685km.
Cruising speed: 908km / h.
Number of seats: up 380mest.
Engines: PrattandWhitney JT9D20 (Rod 49000lb (22,25t)) or PrattandWhitney JT9D59A (Rod 53000lb (24,1t)).
Maximum takeoff weight: 259450kg.
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