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DOUGLAS DC-8-50

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DC85
Aircraft
Name DC-8-50
Manufacturer DOUGLAS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Heavy
APC C
Type code L4J
RFF Category 7
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

DOUGLAS DC-8-50
DOUGLAS Jet Trader
DOUGLAS DC-8-50 Jet Trader
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Jet Trader
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-8-50 Jet Trader
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-8-50


DOUGLAS DC-8-50

DOUGLAS DC-8-50 DOUGLAS DC-8-50 3D

Description

Long range airliner and freighter. In service since 1959. Built as DC-8- 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50. DC-8-10 initial domestic version, DC-8-20 with more powerful engines. Intercontinental series - 30, - 40 and - 50 with shorter fuselage and more powerful engines. Only DC-8-50 remain in service as freighter. The DC85 is member of the DC-8 family of aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 43.4 m142.388 ft
Length 45.9 m150.591 ft
Height 12.9 m42.323 ft
Powerplant 10: 4 x P&W JT3C-6 (60,5 kN) or
20: 4 x P&W JT4A-9 (75,3 kN) or
30, 40, 50: 4 x P&W JT3D-3 (80,6 kN) turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney JT3C, Pratt & Whitney JT4A

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 130 kts IAS 160 kts IAS 290 kts IAS 290 kts MACH 0.78 TAS 465 kts MACH 0.78 IAS 290 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 137 kts
Distance 3000 m ROC 1300 ft/min ROC 1200 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 800 ft/min MACH 0.8 ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 2500 ft/min MCS 210 kts Distance 2000 m
MTOW 147400147,400 kg
147.4 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL360 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 49004,900 nm
9,074,800 m
9,074.8 km
29,772,965.901 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving DC85

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