727LOVER
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What is a Mad Dog?

Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:53 pm

First...is it one word or two?

I have always referred to it as an MD-80.

But what about MD-90?
717?
DC-9?

There's one guy on Facebook that I know that refers it to the MD-11

DC-10?
DC-8?


WHAT IS A MAD DOG (maddog) ??????



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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:24 pm

A search for the interested reader gave me the following well vintaged threads as results:

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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:02 pm

727LOVER wrote:
First...is it one word or two?

I have always referred to it as an MD-80.

But what about MD-90?
717?
DC-9?

There's one guy on Facebook that I know that refers it to the MD-11

DC-10?
DC-8?


WHAT IS A MAD DOG (maddog) ??????




any MD (McDonell-Douglas MD-model) Which are now Boeing.
 
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:36 pm

Imo the 717 is not a maddog, I call that the angry puppy, no MD in the model number and its new than the dog. Also not having MD in the name is why I've never considered the DC-9 series to be 'maddogs' either.
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:24 am

Perhaps the dumbest ‘nickname’ in aviation
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:57 am

It's my King Shepard when he doesn't get his bedtime treat.

I would say any version of the DC 9 pre Boeing ownership.
 
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:30 am

T18 wrote:
Imo the 717 is not a maddog, I call that the angry puppy, no MD in the model number and its new than the dog. Also not having MD in the name is why I've never considered the DC-9 series to be 'maddogs' either.


Redneck rocket is another good one for the 717.


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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:38 am

Mostly referred to the MD80. I wouldn’t call the MD-11 a Mad Dog though despite the sma initials. I’d probably call it a Mega Dog or something else.

Its sort of like the “Super 80” nickname; given to the DC-8-60 as well I believe, and aircraft up to the MD83 (but not the -87 or -88 and up).
 
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:10 am

MD-11 is definitely not a Mad Dog. The main reason for the nickname, aside from the obvious "MD" abbreviation, is the noise the early MD-80's made, especially in the days before hushkits. But it was also the look of them... to me they've always looked kind of like a dachshund.

I wouldn't call the 717 a Mad Dog because it's a lot quieter, and not quite as long so doesn't quite have that same look either.

Not every MD plane is a "mad dog" just because of the MD initials.
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:06 pm

We just called it the ‘80’


Or, since ours were ancient and many had leaky cockpit windows we often referred to it as the ‘whistling sh*t box’
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:03 am

The MD-80 series are Mad Dogs, the B717-200 is the Angry Puppy (small Mad Dog).
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:29 am

For me, def MD-80 variants. Australia had very few MD-80 (shortlived Compass Airways around 1990, and two for FIFO mine workers, currently stored), so it was great fun to see mad dogs out of DCA for the first time.
 
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:50 pm

CarlosSi wrote:
Mostly referred to the MD80. I wouldn’t call the MD-11 a Mad Dog though despite the sma initials. I’d probably call it a Mega Dog or something else.


I've heard the Mega Dog nickname for the MD-11 before.
 
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:58 pm

for non-english users - what exactly the term from non-aviation? in russian, it just "rabies ill dog" (when "rabies" come from word "frenzy")
 
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:34 pm

I guess we were incorrect when we called the -11 "Mad Dog"
 
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:30 am

I love this thread

I did not like the "Mad Dog" term

Mad Dinosaur?
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Re: What is a Mad Dog?

Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:23 am

'Mad Dog' with reference to MD aircraft refers to the MD-8x series and no others.

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