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McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30

Date Taken:
June 1975
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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 DC10-30 was the main long range version of the type, it had true intercontinental range, thanks to its more powerful engines, additional fuel tanks, and a third main undercarriage leg to take the extra weight.

Summary data for McDonnell Douglas DC-10 30
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA1972204503250 - 380


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

The -30 typically uses the CF6-50C rated at 51000lb thrust.


Dimensions for McDonnell Douglas DC-10 30
Length170 ft. 6 in.
Wing Span165 ft. 4 in.
Height58 ft. 4 in.
Empty Weight266,190 lbs.
Max Weight572,000 lbs.


Performance of McDonnell Douglas DC-10 30
Max Speed530 kts
Cruise Speed490 kts
Ceiling42,000 ft.
Normal Range5,500nm
Max Range6,220nm (max load, with reserves.)

Updated 2nd June 2011

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