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MD-80 "Mad Dog"  
User currently offlineFlyinguy1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

Does anyone know why the MD-80 is called the "Mad Dog?" I did not find any information about this topic in the search feature. Thanks.

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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7761 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

McDonnell Douglas - Mad Dog.

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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2580 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

I have heard the AA Super 80s also called the SuperTube and the SuperSlug.
The Super Slug because they fly at a slower Mach than other commercial aircraft.

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User currently offlinePhollingsworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 825 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

Another not so nice name is the "Long Beach Sewer Pipe."

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Mad Dog because it is fierce. Mad Dog 80.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6116 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

MD-80s are known for there fun performance on takeoffs- high AOA sometimes. That's why I call it the Mad Dog. Also, on finals into Washington-National, they can do some pretty entertaining stuff, I laugh sometimes at the quick throttle ups and downs...


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