First flight of original DC-10 Series 10, 29 August 1970; certified 29 July 1971; last
delivery Spring 1989. A total of 446 DC-10 aircraft was built. The last one was built in 1990.
| ENGINE||3 x GE CF6-6, 178.1kN|
| Take-off weight||185970 kg||409996 lb|
| Wingspan||47.3 m||155 ft 2 in|
| Length||55.3 m||181 ft 5 in|
| Height||17.7 m||58 ft 1 in|
| Wing area||329.8 m2||3549.93 sq ft|
| Max. speed||925 km/h||575 mph|
| Cruise speed||965 km/h||600 mph|
| Ceiling||9965 m||32700 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||5900 km||3666 miles|
|Barry, 08.01.2014 17:29|
Bangladesh Birman still operate the DC10-30 to this date, and in fact are the last airline to do so on scheduled passenger routes. These venerable aircraft are due for repalcement later this year and or early next year.
|nduduzo, e-mail, 11.01.2013 11:11|
I'm fascinatet by aircrafts the dc 10 has its place in my heart I like it
|Dale Myers, e-mail, 26.10.2011 21:24|
I flew the 10 out hnl for Northwest Loved it.
|Mike Miller, e-mail, 25.06.2011 08:51|
Flew the KC-10 1985 to 1987 for the USAF Reserves. What a great airplane and a great mission!
|Ed Madigan, e-mail, 05.05.2011 05:34|
Flew the DC-10 for Western Airlines. Great Flight Management system. Turn off the auto pilot and it was a very stable machine to fly. My favorite airliner to fly.
|Richrd Franchi, e-mail, 05.05.2011 01:55|
Correction....flew the 10 fron 1976 to 1996...Richard
|Richard Franchi, e-mail, 05.05.2011 01:53|
Flew the 10 from 1996 to 1995. With it through good and bad. After getting to know her real well.....frm DC-6 to the 10........the 10 made life a lot more fun.
|Bryan, e-mail, 27.02.2011 05:07|
Sweetest Plane I ever flew, way ahead of It's time
|Steve, e-mail, 19.02.2011 22:03|
don't forget the P&W powered DC10-40 flown by Northwest and JAL
|Russ Adams, e-mail, 13.12.2010 02:57|
Don't be scared JD. I did alot of work on this bird, and it was a nice solid airplane. The #2 engine was a little tough in a line operation but in a properly equipped hangar with a good crew everything went fine. Actually it really beats any Airbus for structure simplicity and logic.
|JD, e-mail, 24.04.2010 23:43|
THIS WAS THE SCARIEST PLANE I WAS EVER ON. AFTER 25 MAY 1979.
|Bill, e-mail, 03.02.2010 05:17|
I agree with Seth! How can you have a cruise speed that is 50 mph higher than max speed? 32,700 seems quite low as I have flown DC-10's up to 42,000.
|Seth, e-mail, 08.10.2008 03:48|
Yes, I have a comment. Your data is wrong. There are 4 different models of DC-10. The KC-10A Extender is a DC-10-30CF and its unrefueled range is 10,000nm, not 3666. There are other inaccuracies (max weight, ceiling, cruise speed, etc.), but I don't have enough time to correct them.
Do you have any comments?
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