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Question About MD-11 Engines  
User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1811 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, 7907 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1787 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, 4652 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1742 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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