1/200 Scale McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 Diecast Model
VH-TJJ, named “Edmund Kennedy”, TAA
- Wingspan 14.2 cm 5.59 in Approx.
- Length 19.2 cm 7.55 in Approx.
Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components.
- Undercarriage fixed extended.
- Display stand included.
Inflight200 IFDC9CAM1217P – 1/200 Scale DC-9-31 Diecast Model.
Inflight200 IFDC9CAM1217P is a 1/200 scale McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 diecast model. In the livery of Trans Australian Airways, MSN 47007/87, registration VH-TJJ, named “Edmund Kennedy”.
Delivered new to Trans Australian Airways (TAA) on March 18, 1967, and entered service on April 16. Involved in an attempted hijacking on June 8, 1979. Renamed “Hamilton Hume” on April 4, 1984, and transferred to Australian Airlines on August 4, 1986. Sold to Midway Airlines on January 29, 1987, and entered service with Aserca Airlines in July 1992.
Trans Australia Airlines (TAA).
The Australian Government formed Trans Australia Airlines or TAA, as a domestic airline on February 8, 1946. The establishment of TAA broke the near monopoly of Australian National Airways (ANA). It remained one of the two major national airlines until merging with Qantas in September 1992. In 1986 the airline was rebranded as Australian Airlines.
McDonnell Douglas DC-9.
The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 is a twin turbofan, narrow-bodied, short to medium range airliner. It first flew on February 25, 1965, and entered service on December 8, 1965, with Delta Air Lines. Designed to operate on the short to medium routes of smaller airports with shorter runways and less infrastructure. Built in several variants, first the DC-9-10 followed by the improved -20, -30, and -40 and finally, the -50, which first flew in 1974. Production ended in 1982 with 976 built. Developed into the MD-80, MD-90 and finally the Boeing 717.
The final delivery of the 717 took place in 2006, ending production of the DC-9/MD-80/90/717 family after 41 years. With over 2,400 units built, the DC-9 family is the third most successful jet airliner after the B737 and A320.
The fuselage is a semi-monocoque aluminium alloy structure with built-in airstairs. The wings are of a cantilever design low mounted with 24° sweep back. Constructed of metal with fibreglass trailing edges. Hydraulically controlled ailerons and wing mounted speed breaks. From the 30 series on, full length leading edge slats, hydraulic actuated double slotted trailing edge flaps. Along with single boundary layer fence (vortilon) under each wing to help prevent a deep stall.
The tail unit is a cantilever metal structure with fibreglass trailing edges on control surfaces. It has an electrically actuated variable incident T-tailplane manually operated elevators and hydraulic controlled rudder. The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type with twin wheels on each unit and steerable nose wheel. Flight crew consists of a pilot and copilot. Seats 80 to 139 passengers depending on variant and seating arrangement.
The DC-9 uses two the Pratt & Whitney JT8D low-bypass turbofan engine tail mounted. This layout facilitated a clean wing with full-length slats and lengthened flaps improving low-speed performance, lowering takeoff and approach speeds. Lessened the risk of ingestion of foreign objects, allowed a reduction in ground clearance.
Produced in passenger version only. The first of the series 30, flew on August 1, 1966, with the first delivery occurring on February 27, 1967, to Eastern Airlines. Seating for 105 passengers in standard configuration and up to 119 with reduced facilities.
Performance ( DC-9 -30 series).
- Cruise speed: 907 km/h (564 mph).
- Maximum speed: 926 km/h (575 mph).
- Range: 3,095 (1923 mi).
- Service ceiling: 10,670 m (35,000 ft).
- MTOW: 54,885 kg (121,000 lb).
The C-9 is the military designation for the DC-9. The last two C-9s in service were C-9Bs with the US Marine Corps and retired in April 2017.
- C-9A Nightingale: aeromedical evacuation aircraft based on the DC-9-32CF for US Air Force.
- C-9B Skytrain II: convertible passenger/cargo variant for the US Navy and Marine Corps.
- VC-9C: executive transport aircraft for the US Air Force.
- C-9K: Kuwait Air Force aircraft.
Inflight200 IFDC9CAM1217P – 1/200 Scale McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 Diecast Model Airliner. VH-TJJ, named “Edmund Kennedy”, TAA.