Aviation Photo #1779680 McDonnell Douglas MD-11(F) - FedEx - Federal Express

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Inaugurated in 1999, Roissy is the biggest Fedex Hub outside the U.S. Check out the different engine cones, i never noticed that.
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    Zaninger Jonathan
    FedEx - Federal Express
    McDonnell Douglas MD-11(F)
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    Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy)
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    June 21, 2010
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Anonymous
7 years ago
Different CF6 variants perhaps?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Some may also be DC-10s (I can't see the wing, so I'm just taking a guess here). Great shot, and gotta love those purple tails!!! :D
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice composition captured at a major FedEx gateway to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Well done! - Randall Johnson
Anonymous
7 years ago
I confirm, theseare all -11s in thatshot. MD-11 have a square looking tail fin while the -10s have a more roundish shape.
Anonymous
7 years ago
My guess is that some are DC-10's and some are converted freighters from airlines that had PW4000 engines installed. Really neat angle, well done.
Anonymous
7 years ago
They all have screwdriver tails that makes all of them an MD-11(F). And indeed they seem to have different CF6 variants 'cause the PW engines don't have such a small cone at the end.
Anonymous
7 years ago
No, they are all MD-11, you can tell by the shape of the tailcone. DC-10s have a more rounded shape, where the MD-11 has it squared off.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Once you notice the FedEx 'arrow' between the 'E' and the 'X', it's all you see!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome, simply awesome. 5*
From a md-11/dc-10 lover.
Anonymous
7 years ago
They're obviously not DC-10s, as the tail tip is not round. Definitely MD-11s.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love this shot! Brilliantly composed, great set of regimentally parked, well worn FedEx tails! Thanks!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice different cone !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice to see a party going on...But Where Is My Package!?!?!?!?! LOL
Anonymous
7 years ago
There's a discussion in the forum about this theme. The sharper cones are the newer ones. Search in the tech/ops forum for Finnair MD-11 engines.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I believe these planes are all MD-11s. You can tell by the shape of the fuselage cone. I believe the DC-10s have a somewhat round shape.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Obviousy it is a DC10 among MD!! thus different cones
Anonymous
7 years ago
Dont FedEx have both GE & PW engines maybe this is why?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot! I actually started a thread about the different MD-11 tailcones. It's probably buried deep in the archives somewhere. I think the general consensus is that the more spike-like fairings are actually the newer models. There also might be a difference between the P&W and GE designs. Considering FX's mixed fleet, this is another possible cause.
Anonymous
7 years ago
And what about the aft-engine fin that's just visible on the right margin of the picture? Why is it slightly different from the others? (no backwards-bent lower tip)
Anonymous
7 years ago
I've seen a MD-11 that had a long cone on engine 1, and a short cone on engine 3 (same plane!!). Unfortunatley even my work-experience supervisor couldn't tell me why, but obviously it doesn't make that much of a difference.
Anonymous
7 years ago
And again a wonderful supershot. Gr Jeroen
Anonymous
7 years ago
The pointed tailcone is a new aerodynamic retrofit when the engine goes in to overhaul.

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