Continental DC-10 Old Livery (with winglets)

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I never thought the DC-10 came with Winglets… wow. I only know that the MD-11 comes with it. Nice livery though :)

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Oh My, I can’t stand this thing, the winglets, oh my gosh.

No harm intended.

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Wow this is a nice livery

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Some do some dont

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Apparently, this is the only known DC-10 to have winglets. NASA installed them to test it, and chose N68048 as the test plane (which was used by CO at the time). The Winglets only reduced fuel consumption by 3%, and was not certified as a retrofit after the tests were finished. The same Winglets were then used on the MD-11’s when it was introduced.

Back on topic now

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My reaction when I first saw a 727 with Winglets. Btw, anyone know if there’s a specific name of this variant? Is it just DC-10-__W?

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I think there is no specific variant 🤔

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Yeah, I checked. Under the registration of this aircraft, it shows ‘Douglas DC-10-10’.

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I think this was one-of-a-kind & was used to test winglets.

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Does anyone when this was? What year?

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Love that livery but the winglets don’t really appeal to me…

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Hope it gets added with the Dc-10

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It was in 1981

http://www.taxiways.de/DC-10/history/DC-10winglets.html

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Looks spiffy.

Wow, that looks out of place.

I really am enjoying the classic liveries I am seeing at airports recently. That DC-10-10 is a beauty, looking forward to seeing the IF DC-10/MD-11 and what colors she can wear.

Oh my,This is a beauty, the Winglets of a 767 on a DC-10
We need This

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