-11 is by far and away the most impressive aircraft to the eyes from McDonnell Douglas. Everything about it, the larger No.2 engine, the longer fuselage, the winglets, etc. make it look very impressive. It also has an amazing take-off roll.
The DC-10 to a lesser extent shares the same aura about it. I remember being at ORD
in the '90s and seeing several DC-10's at the gates at the UA
terminal. The large No.2 engine made this type stand out from all the others in the domestic terminal, even the new 772's.
I really have a soft spot for the Mad Dogs as well, the MD
-90 being my favorite. Along with the 727, this family is my favorite narrow-body aircraft. I think the MD
-83 & -87 greatly outperform the 737NG and A320 on take-off rolls.
|Quoting B52murph (Reply 4):|
The DC-9! She'll pick up the last A320 AND the last 787 crew when those types are retired
Hilarious! The NW
DC-9's are the immortal workhorses.
I can not imagine going to ORD
and seeing the AA
terminal with anything but Mad Dogs at four out of every five gates.
There's nothing quite like a trijet.