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Photo Of MD-11 Taken 6 Years Before It Debuted!  
User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2829 posts, RR: 13
Posted (14 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2823 times:

The photographer claims this image was snapped in 1984, but I thought the MD11 debuted in late 1990. Am I wrong by that much?

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Photo © Alastair T. Gardiner

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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4164 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2734 times:

Seems to be wrong.
Del Date: 11/13/92
May be you should mail the photographer for a correction.

User currently offlineA330DAT From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 2672 times:

You're absolutely right 747-600X and if you look behind the MD-11 tail you will notice the nose of an Icelandair 757, which only started flying for them in 1990.

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Someone probably hit the 8 instead of the 9, making the photo most likely taken on 4.10.94.


« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineCleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2480 times:


I think thre is a pull down menu for the dates. I don't think you type it in. But again, I have only submitted 2 photos, so I may be mistaken.


User currently offline757man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Back in 1984 the MD-11 was just an idea on the drawing board, and the Father of the aircraft, the DC-10, was still regarded as modern. Photo must have been taken in 1994, everyone is correct in saying that the MD-11 first flew in 1990.

Happy new year!

User currently offlineContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

On a tangential note, I recall seeing a picture of a Continental DC-10 from 1982(ish) that had the MD-11 style winglets, apparently as part of some research in conjunction w/ NASA. These apparently evolved into the winglets of the MD-11.


User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

I wrote to Alastair T. Gardiner, he said it was in 1994, and not 1984, he sent a correction to Airliners.net.



User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

It seems the correction has been made....

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

I looked it up- the MD-11 first flew on Jan 11 1990

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