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Question About MD-11 Engines  
User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Why is the tail engine so long and the wing guys so fat and short?

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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

The engine in the tail is the same exact engine as the one in the wings... there is just a lot more ducting to get the thrust out through the tail.


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

Actually, there is a lot more ducting to get the air through the tail to the engine - it is very obviously located at the rear of the duct, not the front! You obviously cant have a huge gap between the fin and the fuselage in front of the engine intake, and you cant really have the fin carrying on down, interupting the intake. So thats why there is a long duct.

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