747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3964 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2332 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.
Memphis From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2266 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.
N8076U From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 425 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2257 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.