- 3 June 2011
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I was really hoping to see a 3-engine MD-12. IIRC it was suppose to be powered by 3 90,000lb thrust class engines.
sferrin said:I was really hoping to see a 3-engine MD-12. IIRC it was suppose to be powered by 3 90,000lb thrust class engines.
Matej said:Maybe it could look nice, but I think that this design doesnt have a chance against Boeing B777. Since the time when two enigned planes can fly cross Atlantic ocean, three engines are obsolete.
Matej said:Wait. Are you speaking about early, 3 engined MD-12, or later four engined project, that had the same designation? I said this about three engined MD-10 successor.
Matej said:Interesting. I dont have any data about this proposals, only from pictures it looked to me as like B777 sized.
TinWing said:sferrin said:I was really hoping to see a 3-engine MD-12. IIRC it was suppose to be powered by 3 90,000lb thrust class engines.
The definitive MD-12 was very similar to the Airbus A380. I can't explain why the MD-12 wasn't launched while the A380 got the nod only a few years later. Perhaps Airbus just had a more aggressive sales team.
flateric said:more stuff
V8Interceptor said:I've never seen any documentation of a proposed twinjet variant of the MD-11...that would seem to be a logical development and MD did do design work on a shortened twinjet DC-10...
Triton said:Artist's impression of McDonnell Douglas MD-XX Stretch circa 1996.
sferrin said:I love that MD-12XX Stretch. Graceful like an A340-600 and not a wallowing whale like the A380 and most others.
chornedsnorkack said:sferrin said:I love that MD-12XX Stretch. Graceful like an A340-600 and not a wallowing whale like the A380 and most others.
The vital numbers for size:
MD-XX stretch: 71,2 m long, 6,02 m wide and high
A340-600: 75,3 m long, 5,64 m wide and high
B777-300ER: 73,9 m long, 6,20 m wide and high
A380-800: 73,0 m long, 7,14 m wide, 8,56 m high
Which of them would look better?
Which of them would you rather fly?
Triton said:McDonnell Douglas studied improved, stretched versions of the MD-11 trijet, named MD-12 and MD-12X with a possible lower-front passenger deck with panoramic windows. The McDonnell Douglas Company (MDC) board of directors agreed in October 1991 to offer the MD-12X design to airlines. MD-12X had a length of 237 ft 11 in (72 m) and wingspan of 212.5 ft (64.39 m).
Triton said:With the MD-12 program over, McDonnell Douglas focused on 300-400 seat MD-11 derivatives. At the 1996 Farnborough International Air Show, the company presented plans for a new trijet with high-seating and long-range it also named "MD-XX". The MD-XX was offered in two variants; MD-XX Stretch with a longer fuselage and MD-XX LR for longer range. Both MD-XX variant designs had 213 ft (64.5 m) wingspan, the same as MD-12. The MD-XX Stretch was lengthened 32 ft (9.7 m) over the MD-11 and had seating for 375 in a typical 3-class arrangement and 515 in all economy seating. Its range was to be 7,020 nmi (13,000 km).
chornedsnorkack said:How different was MD-XX from MD-12X?