FlyinGuy1
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MD-80 "Mad Dog"

Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:23 am

Does anyone know why the MD-80 is called the "Mad Dog?" I did not find any information about this topic in the search feature. Thanks.
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EddieDude
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RE: MD-80 "Mad Dog"

Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:45 am

McDonnell Douglas - Mad Dog.
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RE: MD-80 "Mad Dog"

Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:47 am

I have heard the AA Super 80s also called the SuperTube and the SuperSlug.
The Super Slug because they fly at a slower Mach than other commercial aircraft.
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RE: MD-80 "Mad Dog"

Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:55 am

Another not so nice name is the "Long Beach Sewer Pipe."
 
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RE: MD-80 "Mad Dog"

Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:07 am

Mad Dog because it is fierce. Mad Dog 80.
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RE: MD-80 "Mad Dog"

Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:48 am

MD-80s are known for there fun performance on takeoffs- high AOA sometimes. That's why I call it the Mad Dog. Also, on finals into Washington-National, they can do some pretty entertaining stuff, I laugh sometimes at the quick throttle ups and downs...

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