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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 27
Posted (14 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Does the DC8/9 share the same fuselage sans turbocompressor inlets?


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User currently offlineTechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

The DC-8 and DC-9 have no commonality as far as inlets. The DC-8 has CTC's (Cabin Turbo Compressors) located in the nose and the DC-9 has an ACM system located aft of the aft pressure bulkhead.


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Maybe I should have asked my question another way.

I know the DC9 has no turbocompressors, or inlets.

What I want to know is the nose section, and fuselage cross section the same in both modeles minus the turbocompressor inlets in the nose.


User currently offlineMikeybien From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

The DC-9 fuselage cross section is thinner. But the nose (minus inlets) looks almost identical...

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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1325 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

The DC-8 and DC-9 forward cockpit sections are pretty close. Initially, the windshield Part Numbers were different, but they have since been standardized so you can use the same unit on either airplane. The lower lobe of the two airplanes below the cusp is different and the fuselage aft of the DC-9 cockpit (the DC-8 cockpit is longer) is different. Right now, the only company flying both DC-8's and DC-9's that I know of is ABX Air, which is the airline subsidiary of Airborne Express.
In the "Oh by the way" department, the DC-8 was built with 3 different length fuselages; DC-8-10 series through DC-8-50 series, DC-8-61/-71 and DC-8-63/-63, and DC-8-62/-72.

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