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Photo Of MD-11 Taken 6 Years Before It Debuted!

Mon Dec 31, 2001 6:29 pm

The photographer claims this image was snapped in 1984, but I thought the MD11 debuted in late 1990. Am I wrong by that much?

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RE: Photo Of MD-11 Taken 6 Years Before It Debuted!

Mon Dec 31, 2001 6:35 pm

Hi!
Seems to be wrong.
Del Date: 11/13/92
May be you should mail the photographer for a correction.
Peter
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RE: Photo Of MD-11 Taken 6 Years Before It Debuted!

Mon Dec 31, 2001 7:25 pm

You're absolutely right 747-600X and if you look behind the MD-11 tail you will notice the nose of an Icelandair 757, which only started flying for them in 1990.
 
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RE: Photo Of MD-11 Taken 6 Years Before It Debuted!

Tue Jan 01, 2002 2:25 am

Someone probably hit the 8 instead of the 9, making the photo most likely taken on 4.10.94.

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RE: Photo Of MD-11 Taken 6 Years Before It Debuted!

Tue Jan 01, 2002 2:27 am

LH423

I think thre is a pull down menu for the dates. I don't think you type it in. But again, I have only submitted 2 photos, so I may be mistaken.

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RE: Photo Of MD-11 Taken 6 Years Before It Debuted!

Tue Jan 01, 2002 2:46 am

Back in 1984 the MD-11 was just an idea on the drawing board, and the Father of the aircraft, the DC-10, was still regarded as modern. Photo must have been taken in 1994, everyone is correct in saying that the MD-11 first flew in 1990.

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RE: Continental & ALPA: Match Made In Hell!

Tue Jan 01, 2002 2:49 am

On a tangential note, I recall seeing a picture of a Continental DC-10 from 1982(ish) that had the MD-11 style winglets, apparently as part of some research in conjunction w/ NASA. These apparently evolved into the winglets of the MD-11.

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RE: Photo Of MD-11 Taken 6 Years Before It Debuted!

Tue Jan 01, 2002 2:54 am

I wrote to Alastair T. Gardiner, he said it was in 1994, and not 1984, he sent a correction to Airliners.net.

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RE: Photo Of MD-11 Taken 6 Years Before It Debuted!

Tue Jan 01, 2002 5:07 am

It seems the correction has been made....
 
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RE: Photo Of MD-11 Taken 6 Years Before It Debuted!

Tue Jan 01, 2002 9:33 am

I looked it up- the MD-11 first flew on Jan 11 1990

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