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Super long range, super sweet!

Wed Dec 02, 1998 10:04 am

I just had a great idea (at least I think so). Take a KC-10 basic fuselage, MD-11 horizontal tail, avionics, cockpit, and aerodynamic improvements, and the proposed MD-XX vertical tail, wing, engines, and landing gear.

This plane would have an HUGE range!!! It would be like putting a 747 tail and wing on a 767, but more feasible, and stable of an idea.

It would be a great competion for the A3XX-100R and A340-500 in terms of range.

It could possibly have a range of 12000mi (half way around the earth), cruise at about mach .8, weigh about 725000lb, and have a passenger capacity in 3 classes of about 230-260.

What do you think about this idea? It think it would work great, and possibly help out Boeing.
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RE: Super long range, super sweet!

Wed Dec 02, 1998 10:27 am

I think that it would weigh too much to go that fast and have that long range. But I may be wrong, it just seems to me like that would be the way that it would work. Besides that I think that it would be an awsome plane!
See ya later,

RE: Super long range, super sweet!

Wed Dec 02, 1998 10:59 am

you never know ,,, i think we'll see lots of ideas
get scrapped over the next year ,,, and everyone will be suprised .... but boeing will
be just fine.
David L
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RE: Super long range, super sweet!

Thu Dec 03, 1998 12:08 am

I'm sure you can't put an MD-11 horizontal tail on to a DC-10 fuselage
but I don't know how different the KC-10 fuselage is. The MD-11 is
longer than the DC-10 so the horizontal tail is smaller due to the
greater leverage available.

Other than that, it looks as if you're proposing an SP version of the
MD-11 - it worked for the 747 and A300/A310.

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