Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29469 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4996 times:
The DC-9-30 had -31/32/33/34 model variations. The -33 and -34 were the rarest. If my info is correct, only 22 -33s and 12 -34s were built. The -33s were actually -33F as they were built with a main deck cargo door, including several for the US Navy. Five of the 12 -34s were also built with a cargo door. Most of the -34s were originally delivered to Iberia.
I believe the -31/33/33/34 had different gross weights and other equipment variations, including different P&W JT8D engine options with different maximum thrust levels. Someone else probably has more precise details re the differences.
The USN DC9-34's are ships 164605, 606, 607, and 608. They are heavier dur to the palletised seating and other ballast weights incurred during conversion. 606 is the heaviest of them weighing just under 6,000lbs heavier than the others. 605, and 607 were retired 3 years ago.
SCXmechanic From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4795 times:
If I recall correctly.. This is a high gross weight version of the -3* series DC-9.
TWA had some DC-9-34C's ( I think they were -34's) that were operated out of Saudi Arabia by ARAMCO that were fitted with JATO assist. You could still see the mounts where they JATO bottles were placed below the engines.
I'll see if I can round up the exact "N" number of one of them I think TWA had 2 or more of them when I worked there back in 1996.
Most (4 -34 & 4-34CF) were delivered to Aviaco, which was merged into IB in 1999.
Quoting Dtw9 (Reply 3): Extended range model. Powered by 16,000lb JT8D-17's. Extra fuel tank-age in the lower hold. Heaviest model with a MGTOW of 121,000lbs. Also available as a CF. Number built as pass. only-7,as CF-5
Falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6434 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4705 times:
Ozark had Three DC-9-34LRs that they bought in 1979 for the STL-SAN Route. I bought my dad a lithograph of one for Christmas in 2005 and that is the info listed for it. There is a bunch of specs listed on it, but I can't remember them. Dad is out of town or else I would call him and ask him to read the specs to me.