Ganymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
Looks like these two DC-10's are fitted with slightly different powerplants,well this is more exactly two different versions of the CF-6-50 since both SR and UAL ordered the dash -30 with GE - engines,can someone provide me with further details and perhaps the exact designations ?
HAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2585 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
The Swissair plane had CF6-50C2B engines, the United plane had CF6-50C2 engines. The -30 aircraft had a large range of CF6 engines on them including the -50C, -50C1, -50C2, -50C2B, and -50C2R. Each varied a little in thrust available, time limits on max thrust etc. Some of the engine exterior was changed between the sub-types, which explains the difference in appearance in the photographs.
By the way, the Swissair aircraft is now flying for Northwest as N226NW. The United plane was converted to a freighter, and was one of the last DC-10's they flew. It has been in storage since February of last year.
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