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McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10

Date Taken:
April 1990
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Aircraft Data

The DC-10 is a three engined medium to long range widebody airliner. It was the first of the trijet widebody airliners, and was built from 1970 to 1988. After some early crashes the DC-10 settled down to be a very reliable workhorse, built in many varian

The DC10-10 was the first production version, it was only medium range, mainly built for the American domestic market. Almost every survivor has been converted to a freighter, and serves with Federal Express.

Summary data for McDonnell Douglas DC-10 10
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA1970120653250 - 380


3 x General Electric CF6 (41500 - 69800 lbf) turbofan engines.

Typical engine was the CF6-6D, rated at 40000lb thrust.


Dimensions for McDonnell Douglas DC-10 10
Length170 ft. 6 in.
Wing Span155 ft. 4 in.
Height58 ft. 1 in.
Empty Weight240,170 lbs.
Max Weight430,000 lbs.


Performance of McDonnell Douglas DC-10 10
Max Speed530 kts
Cruise Speed490 kts
Ceiling42,000 ft.
Normal Range2,500nm
Max Range3,800nm (Maximum fuel load)

Updated 2nd June 2011

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