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DC-10 WAKE

The end of a fun program. A party (we called it the DC-10 Wake) put to end the engineering team in St. Louis. When most of us that worked on the program remember our working days at MAC, I think our years on this program stand out the most. From the start when we left St. Louis to go to Long Beach and package up the wing design requirements, until the end when we packaged up the design and returned it to Long Beach, it was a great effort and a lot of fun for all of us. Most of us to this day can still recall and tell great stories of our deeds in Long Beach, Yuma, Toronto, and even in St. Louis.
But remember THE CODE, "WHAT HAPPENED IN CALIFORNIA, STAYS IN CALIFORNIA"
This program was fun and a lot of friendships were formed.

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Bob Russell ready to go. Waiting for John

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Don Williams the MC

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Who are they?

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Jonh Ennis I'm ready!

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Bob Russell left - John Ennis right Check out the physique!

  DC-10/KC-10 Transport

The Douglas DC-10 was produced in three basic models, the Series 10 for domestic routes to 3,500 miles and the series 30 and 40 for extended range and intercontinental travel. DC-10s were modified as passenger/cargo convertible versions and as the KC-10 aerial tanker for the Air Force.

In addition to the luxury and spaciousness inherent in its wide cabin, the three-engine DC-10 incorporated improvements in propulsion, aerodynamics, structure, avionics, flight control systems and environmental compatibility that advanced industry standards.

Designed and built in Long Beach, Calif., production was started in January 1968 and first deliveries were in 1971. The last of the giants was delivered in 1990. By 1990, 386 commercial DC-10s were delivered, plus 60 KC-10 tanker/cargo models built for the U.S. Air Force.

Specifications

First flight: Aug. 29, 1970
Model number: DC-10/KC-10
Wingspan: 155 feet 4 inches
Length: 182 feet 3 inches
Height: 57 feet 6 inches
Power plant: Three 40,000-pound-thrust GE CF6 engines
Weight: 444,000 pounds
Ceiling: 42,000 feet
Speed: 587 mph
Accommodation: 250 to 380 passengers

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