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Northwest DC-10-30ER's  
User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 844 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3158 times:

I have noticed that Northwest Airlines has DC-10-30ER's, denoting extended range. However, I have never been able to find out what kind of range increase the DC-10-30ER's have over the regular DC-10-30. Could anyone shed some light on this unique aircraft model? It seems only 9 of these special models were ever produced according to
http://www.jetphotos.net/census/listing.php?sort=model&model=DC10 .

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User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

Straight out of Jane's All The World's Aircraft:

"Series -30ER. Developed version of Series 30, with range extended
still further by installing auxiliary fuel tank in rear of cargo
compartment. More powerful (240.2 kN; 54000 lb st) CF6-50C2B
engines. First order (for two) placed by Swissair in July 1980,
plus kits to convert two of its existing DC-10s to Srs 30ER
configuration. Other customers include Thai Airways International
and Toa Domestic Airlines of Japan."

That still leaves the question of by how much exactly the range was increased, which I unfortunately haven't been able to find out. Sorry.


User currently offlineDuce50boom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

Buenos dias,

Here's the fuel quantity and range for the DC-10-30 and -30ER

Fuel capacity (pounds)
-30= 245,566
-30ER= 255,182

Range w/max fuel (NMs)
-30= 9,528
-30ER= 10,620

Range w/max payload

-30= 7,400
-30ER= 7,770

These numbers are from a DC-10 book I've got, so take it or leave it. But I'll bet at least 2 shiny dimes they're correct.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Range w/max fuel (NMs)
-30= 9,528
-30ER= 10,620

Methinks you mean kilometers m'friend  Big grin

User currently offlineDuce50boom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2886 times:

Oh yeah. I'm out 20 cents. Damn

-30 (w/max fuel, NM) =5150
-30ER (same) = 5730

-30 (max payload) = 4000 NM
-30ER= 4200

I'm used to the KC-10, so thinking that high for NMs sounded right in my head. That's what 340,000 pounds of fuel in the brain will do to your thinking.

Thanks concordeboy

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