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DC9-34 - Specifications Please

Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:29 am

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This aircraft is listed as a DC9-34!

I thought the DC9-30 series only included 31 and 32 models. Anybody have any details about the 34 type?

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RE: DC9-34 - Specifications Please

Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:03 am

The DC-9-30 had -31/32/33/34 model variations. The -33 and -34 were the rarest. If my info is correct, only 22 -33s and 12 -34s were built. The -33s were actually -33F as they were built with a main deck cargo door, including several for the US Navy. Five of the 12 -34s were also built with a cargo door. Most of the -34s were originally delivered to Iberia.

I believe the -31/33/33/34 had different gross weights and other equipment variations, including different P&W JT8D engine options with different maximum thrust levels. Someone else probably has more precise details re the differences.

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RE: DC9-34 - Specifications Please

Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:14 am

i have no idea, but this link may provide some helpful info, if not, sorry.


http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=276



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RE: DC9-34 - Specifications Please

Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:47 am

DC-9-34 Specs

Extended range model. Powered by 16,000lb JT8D-17's. Extra fuel tank-age in the lower hold. Heaviest model with a MGTOW of 121,000lbs. Also available as a CF. Number built as pass. only-7,as CF-5
 
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RE: DC9-34 - Specifications Please

Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:54 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):
Most of the -34s were originally delivered to Iberia.

The USN DC9-34's are ships 164605, 606, 607, and 608. They are heavier dur to the palletised seating and other ballast weights incurred during conversion. 606 is the heaviest of them weighing just under 6,000lbs heavier than the others. 605, and 607 were retired 3 years ago.
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RE: DC9-34 - Specifications Please

Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:38 pm

If I recall correctly.. This is a high gross weight version of the -3* series DC-9.

TWA had some DC-9-34C's ( I think they were -34's) that were operated out of Saudi Arabia by ARAMCO that were fitted with JATO assist. You could still see the mounts where they JATO bottles were placed below the engines.

I'll see if I can round up the exact "N" number of one of them I think TWA had 2 or more of them when I worked there back in 1996.
 
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RE: DC9-34 - Specifications Please

Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:12 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):
Most of the -34s were originally delivered to Iberia.

Most (4 -34 & 4-34CF) were delivered to Aviaco, which was merged into IB in 1999.

Quoting Dtw9 (Reply 3):
Extended range model. Powered by 16,000lb JT8D-17's. Extra fuel tank-age in the lower hold. Heaviest model with a MGTOW of 121,000lbs. Also available as a CF. Number built as pass. only-7,as CF-5

 checkmark  We mwy have the same source.

Quoting SCXmechanic (Reply 5):
TWA had some DC-9-34C's



Quoting SCXmechanic (Reply 5):
I'll see if I can round up the exact "N" number of one of them I think TWA had 2 or more of them when I worked there back in 1996.

TWA got three DC-9-34 following its acuisition of Ozark.

DC-9-34 MSN:

47711 -> Balair -> Ozark -> TWA
48103 -> AO -> IB
48104 -> AO -> IB
48105 -> AO -> IB
48106 -> AO -> IB
48123 -> Ozark -> TWA
48124 -> Ozark -> TWA

DC-9-34CF MSN:

47702 -> AO -> IB
47704 -> AO -> IB
47706 -> AO -> IB
47707 -> AO -> IB
47752 -> BW


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RE: DC9-34 - Specifications Please

Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:06 am

Aviaco wanted a longer range DC9 to be able to operate Nonstop flights from the Canaries to Northern Europe, that's what they got -34's for.
I think Ozark used to fly them to Mexico as well.
 
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RE: DC9-34 - Specifications Please

Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:19 am

Ozark had Three DC-9-34LRs that they bought in 1979 for the STL-SAN Route. I bought my dad a lithograph of one for Christmas in 2005 and that is the info listed for it. There is a bunch of specs listed on it, but I can't remember them. Dad is out of town or else I would call him and ask him to read the specs to me.
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RE: DC9-34 - Specifications Please

Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:28 am

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 8):
Ozark had Three DC-9-34LRs that they bought in 1979

Only two were ordered back in 1979, as the third aircraft was a second-hand bought from Balair (Switzerland) in January 1985.

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RE: DC9-34 - Specifications Please

Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:07 am

The -34's were originally ordered by the Navy but cut in a budget crunch. They had the fore and aft center fuel tanks. I think one even had a mid-center fuel tank but it was a long time ago.

They flew ok. I think the MTOW was around 115k. (Normal -30 MTOW was 108k.)

The -33CF TWA had was a piece of crap. It flew like it had been wrapped around a telephone pole! I only flew a handful of legs in it (thank heavens!) and have erased most of it from my memory.  Wink TC
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