Jcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
I'm not too familiar with the "foreign" airliners, so when I saw this photo on a.net, it surprised me. Is this plane a widebody? And I guess it operated from JFK to the Ukraine. It seems really weird to have the engines on the fuselage (i.e. MD80) such as this plane to make transatlantics. Any info is greatly appreciated!
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6371 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2141 times:
Seriously though. The IL-62 is a narrow body from the first generation of jets transports. It has rather short range by todays standards. JFK to Kiev is, at best a one stop flight, more likely 2 stops required.
It is one of the classic beauties of the airliner world though.
BTW, it is not "the" Ukraine. That is a river. The country is simply Ukraine.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2030 times:
How was the VC-10's range compared to the 707-320 and today's widebodies like the 767?
Apparently, the VC-10 had enough range to be used on transatlantic routes, because I keep seeing BA VC-10s in old pics in places like YUL(Montreal - Dorval) and perhaps JFK. Not to mention airlines like Ghana Airways which flew VC-10s to LHR.
LBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
From the archives of airliners.net:
Il-62 - Cruising speed 820 to 900km/h (440kt to 485kt). Range with max payload and reserves 6700km (3610nm), range with 10 tonne (22,045lb) payload 9200km (4965nm). Il-62M - Speeds same. Range with max payload 7800km (4210nm), range with 10 tonne (22,045lb) payload 10,000km (5400nm).
Therefore with a 10 tonne payload JFK to Kiev should be achievable in the IL62. In the 62M it could be reached on full payload.