Douglas DC-9

Not really, the MD-95 which entered service under the Boeing 717 name is a modernized version of the Original DC-9 nearly 33 years after the first flight of the DC-9, yes they are similar sizes but mechanically they are incredibly different and operated in two completely separate eras of aviation

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They’re two entirely different aircraft whose first flights were decades apart, with the 717/MD-95 being derived from the DC-9. They’re similar, but definitely not the same. Also what @W_LL said

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They may look similar, but I can assure you they are vastly different. Decades of technology separate them. The fuselage construction is different, the 717/MD-95 has all new wings and a new tail compared to the DC-9. The avionics are as different as night and day. So no, they’re not the same plane.

Only reason they look similar is that one is based off the other for the same 100-seat market. But the plane itself is drastically different.

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The dc-9 has a kind of charm to it that most modern aircraft lack these days. ❤️

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In these images alone we have the Delta DC-9 in Atlanta and a Delta 717 coming from Atlanta. The DC-9 has different engines clearly visible. They have different wings if you look closely to both’s leading edge. The T-tail is different. The 717 has a flat top while the DC-9 is rounded. And lastly as shown in many previous photos the tail of the DC-9 is round while the 717 favors the MD-90 with the flat tail on the rear. Now they are the same length in the cabin but their avionics vastly different showing their age.

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How do we have more votes in should it be in IF but not for the thread itself?

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Texas International Airlines DC-9

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AeroCalifornia DC-9

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Douglas DC-9.

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The Douglas Dc-9 and a bare metal livery is just YES!

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It would be cool if the reverse thrust buckets open up on push back to simulate a power back procedure at the gate.

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would also love that but is unlikely due to the rarity and rules against it at most major airports these days.

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Lovely liveries, especially Northwest! That Shell tanker though is charming, would be cool to see older ground vehicles

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East African Safari Air Express DC-9-14

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Douglas DC-9

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Simple flying

Sheeeesh imagine Hugh hefners big bunny in the game

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Northwest Airlines the old DC-9-32 at the park Marana - Pinal Airport in November 2009. Post page on Twitter.

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Air Canada DC-9-32 the true story very sad.

Check it out!

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Used to see jetplanes exiting the parking spot in reverse a lot more than today! Called a Powerback, it wasn’t all that rare!

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