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Mc Donnell Douglas A/C Being Called Boeing A/C  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4247 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

I was reading a post, ware some body said they did not like Boeing claining the F-15. It got me to thinking, Boeing has taken credict for a lot of good Mc Donnell Douglas aircrafts. MD design and built some of the greatest military aircraft today, for example the F-15. Boeing could not design a fighter like this. I have seen some Boeing fighter design and they look to big and to heavy. They also took cerdict for the C-17. Should they Keep calling them MD as a tribut to Mc Donnell Douglas, are do think MD product should be call Boeings now.

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User currently offlinePavlin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2963 times:

I guess you are right. Like Boeing MD-11 or Boeing MD-80. C-17, F-15, F-18.....

User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

I worked for Douglas and I hate that shit. Unless they say "This is the Boeing MD11 and we killed it."

User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 2935 times:

I have nothing against Boeing but couldn't they leave the names of the a/c alone? Like the "Boeing" DC-10.

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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2513 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

I think for the sake of brand recognition, aircraft currently in production by Boeing, whether originally by MDC or not, should wear the "Boeing" name. It simply makes sense.

Aircraft no longer in production by Boeing that wore the MDC name should keep the MDC name, such as the MD-80 and MD-11

It would also make sense for some models to be referred to as both, like say the "Boeing/McDonnell Douglas" F-15. Or something like that.

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User currently offlineWingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 862 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Boeing acquired McDonnel Douglas and its designs(I think), so all MD-designed aircraft still flying now fall under the Boeing brand, but this doesn't make them any less MD-designed aircraft.

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User currently offlineMemphis From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

I am a fan of Boeing, yet, in this instance, I think that they should have kept the MD/DC name with the corresponding aircraft! It would reduce confusion and give the credit for the design of the aircraft where it is due, in this case to MD/DC, not simply who built the plane last or who has the "rights" to the name. To have a display sign in front of a C-47 at an airshow that read the "Boeing C-47" would be in my opinion, wrong.

User currently offlineN8076U From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 425 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

It makes you wonder if there was any uproar when McDonnell and Douglas merged? Although, at least when that happened, the Douglas name stayed, and the aircraft kept the "DC", including the post-merger DC-10.

Even though Boeing bought out MD, and I would say they legally have every right to call the aircraft whatever they want, it does seem somehow wrong, as to me it taints the legacy of all aircraft ever made/designed by Douglas or McD. And no, I am not anti-Boeing in any way, FYI.  Wink


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User currently offlineB52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Let's not forget North American-Rockwell, either, which brought us the B-1B. Yet, the B-1s I worked on a few years ago in South Dakota had Boeing labels all over the marketing materials.

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