|Length||27.7 cm||10.9 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||25.2 cm||9.9 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
Inflight200 IFDC10QC0919P – 1/200 Scale McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, Air Zaïre, 9Q-CLT
Inflight200 diecast model IFDC10QC0919P replicates in 1/200 scale the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 of registration 9Q-CLT, in the livery of Air Zaïre, circa 1986.
Air Zaïre was the national airline of Republic of Zaire, formed in June 1961 as Air Congo, a joint venture between Congolese Republic, Sabena, Air Brousse and Sobelair. On October 27, 1971, the Democratic Republic of the Congo became the Republic of Zaire, and Air Congo changed its name to Air Zaïre. The airline was declared bankrupt in June 1995.
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, and transcontinental models the -30 and -40. The KC-10 Extender air-to-air refuelling tanker for the United States Air Force (USAF) used the DC-10-30 airframe. Production of the DC-10 ended in 1989, with 386 DC-10s and 60 KC-10s built, withdrawn from passenger service by early 2014; freighter versions continued to operate.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, swept-back and tapered. The tail assembly is a conventional single-fin layout. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type with the primary units mount in the wings, folding inwards into the fuselage; the nose unit retracts forward. The -30 and -40 series have an additional unit installed and folding into the fuselage centre. 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 fuselage’s rear, 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).