Measurements: nose to tail 11 1/2", wing span 12" fuselage 2"
The model is in excellent vintage condition with no marks, missing decals or chips.
The first long-range version fitted with Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines. Originally designated DC-10-20, this model was renamed DC-10-40 after a special request from Northwest Orient Airlines as the aircraft was much improved compared to its original design, with a higher MTOW (on par with the Series 30) and more powerful engines. The airline's president wanted to advertise he had the latest version. The company also wanted their aircraft to be equipped with the same engines as their Boeing 747s for commonality. Northwest Orient Airlines and Japan Airlines were the only airlines to order the series 40 with 22 and 20 aircraft, respectively
The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is an American three-engine medium- to long-range wide body airliner with two engines mounted on under wing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer.
Production of the DC-10 ended in December 1988 with 386 delivered to airlines and 60 to the U.S. Air Force as air-to-air refueling tankers designated the KC-10 Extender. The DC-10 was succeeded by the related McDonnell Douglas MD-11 which entered service in 1990.
DC-10-30 (164 built) was the most common model built with General Electric CF6-50 turbofan engines and larger fuel tanks to increase range and fuel efficiency as well as a set of rear center landing gear to support the increased weight. It was the second long-range model after the -40 and very popular with European flag carriers. Produced from 1972 to 1988 the DC-10-30 was delivered to 38 different customers amongst which Lufthansa (11) Swissair (11) VARIG (11) KLM (10) and Iberia (9).
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