DC87

DOUGLAS DC-8-70

Aircraft
Name
DC-8-70
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
H
APC
C
Type Code
L4J
RFF Category
8
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
DOUGLAS DC-8-70
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-8-70

DC87

DC-8-71 similar to -61, DC-8-72 to -62 and DC-8-73 to 63. Today mostly used as freighter. Series-72: Wing span: 45,2m Lenght: 48,0m. Series-73: Wing span: 45,2m Lenght: 57,1m. The DC87 is member of the DC-8 family of aircraft.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
45.20 m
Length (metric)
57.10 m
Height (metric)
13.10 m
Powerplant

4 x CFM 56-2C5 (97.9 kN) turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
CFM International CFM56
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
160 kts
Distance
3050 m
MTOW
162025 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
190 kts
ROC
2200 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1500
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1200 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.78
ROC
1000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
460 kts
MACH
0.80
Ceiling
410
Range
4830 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.80
ROD
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
290 kts
ROD
2500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
210 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
145 kts
Distance
2000 m

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