Inflight200 IFDC10NW0219 – 1/200 Scale DC-10-30 Diecast Model
|Length||27.7 cm||10.90 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||25.2 cm||9.92 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
1/200 Scale McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, NWA – Inflight200 IFDC10NW0219
McDonnell Douglas DC-10
The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is an American medium-to-long-range, wide-body trijet airliner that first flew on August 29, 1970, entering service on August 5, 1971, with American Airlines. The DC-10 suffered a poor safety record early in service mainly due to a design flaw with the cargo doors. Produced in several variants, the initial DC-10-10, a domestic model, the improved -15 along with transcontinental models the -30 and -40. The KC-10 Extender air-to-air refuelling tanker for the United States Air Force (USAF) was based on the -30 model. Production of the DC-10 ended in 1989, with 386 DC-10s and 60 KC-10s built, withdrawn from passenger service by early 2014; freighter versions continued to operate.
The airframe is mostly an aluminium alloy structure with a semi-monocoque fuselage and low mounted cantilever wings. The tail is of a standard layout. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type with the main units mount in the wings, folding inwards into the fuselage; the nose unit retracts forward. The -30 and -40 series have an additional main unit installed and folding into the centre of the fuselage. It has a flight crew of three, two pilots and a flight engineer with seating for up to 380 passengers.
It is powered by three General Electric CF6 high-bypass turbofan engines, one pod mounted under each wing and the third atop the rear of the fuselage, under the vertical fin. The DC-10-30 has a cruise speed of 876 km/h (544 mph) with a service altitude of 12,800 m (42,000 ft) with a range of 9,600 km (5,965 mi).
Northwest Airlines Corp
Northwest Airlines Corp was an American airline founded on September 1, 1926, as Northwest Airways by Colonel Lewis Brittin. The airline operated scheduled domestic and international services. Regional flights operated under the name Northwest Airlink and cargo services under the brand, NWA Cargo. On April 14, 2008, Northwest Airlines announced that it would integrate with Delta Air Lines and completed on January 31, 2010.