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McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40

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October 1994
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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 DC-10-40 was a long range version, similar to the series 30, but powered by Pratt and Whitney engines, this version was ordered by JAL and Northwest Airlines. Survivors are all converted to freighters.

Summary data for McDonnell Douglas DC-10 40
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA19724283250 - 380


3 x Pratt & Whitney JT9D (45800 - 56000 lbf) turbofan engines.

Used the JT9D-20, rated at 49400lb thrust, or the 53000lb JT9D-59A


Dimensions for McDonnell Douglas DC-10 40
Length170 ft. 6 in.
Wing Span165 ft. 4 in.
Height58 ft. 4 in.
Empty Weight270,210 lbs.
Max Weight555,000 lbs.


Performance of McDonnell Douglas DC-10 40
Max Speed530 kts
Cruise Speed490 kts
Ceiling42,000 ft.
Max Range5,750nm (Range with max payload and reserves.)

Updated 29th November 2008

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