McDonnell Douglas (Now Boeing) MD-10

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DC10 vs MD10
The DC10 was built by Douglas aircraft company, after McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing the MD10 retrofit became available. This mainly replaces the outdated flight control and avionics system with the one used on the MD11 this gave the MD10 a glass cockpit and eliminated the flight engineer position. This also gave the MD10 a common type rating with the MD11 allowing a pilot to be certified for both aircraft. The MD10 was labeled a BCF by Boeing (Standing for Boeing Converted Freighter.)

Operators
(According to Wikipedia)

  • FedEx Express
  • Orbis International (Flying Eye Hospital)
  • Transportes Aéreos Bolivianos

Photo:


MD10 cockpit, photo found on Airliners.net
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Wait isn’t this coming to infinite flight already

To my knowledge, MD-11 and DC-10 are coming in Infinite Flight.


The MD-10 may be an interesting addition!

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No, if you check the MD11/DC10 tracking thread the MD10 is not confirmed yet while both the MD11 and the DC10 are.

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I explain the differences here, please read the original post.

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I see the differences sorry for the misunderstanding.

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I 100% agree, I love the DC10 but I do not care for the analog controls, I think this will keep the outside beauty but also with the nicer glass cockpit.

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You forgot the flying eye hospital livery!

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That is here, it is owned by Orbis International :)

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This is why I need glasses. I can’t see nothing.

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I gotta be honest while there is a clear difference with the MD-10 and the confirmed MD-11 and DC-10 I would’ve just waited a lil bit to see what the Devs do when they release the new MD-11 and DC 10 and if they dont do the MD-10 as your request is then I would really like to see this come in as one of the line ups of the Three engine family 100% great eye and solid topic I’m sure this will be watched by the community

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From what I am aware, the MD-10 was only operated by FedEx. McDonnell Douglas and FedEx had a deal that the cockpits of their older DC-10s would be upgraded and matched the ones of their MD-11Fs so their pilots could fly the DC-10 and the MD-11 under the same license.

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From what I understand FedEx was the one who really wanted it, they were also the launch customer. However Boeing/ McDonnell Douglas offered the service for all airlines with a DC10

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I disagree, It is not confirmed yet and I don’t want this going under the dev’s radar. It would be something easy, in my mind, to do because all you have to do is take the MD11 cockpit and put it on the DC10’s body the only thing left are the liveries.

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“The MD-10 is a DC-10 that has been retro fitted with the MD-11 flight deck. Thus going from a three man crew down to a two man crew. Search the photography database and you’ll find plenty of shots. Also, FedEx is the only carrier to have converted DC-10’s to MD-10’s.”

Quoting “airtran737” from Airliners.net.

Also a good article: http://flyingwithfish.boardingarea.com/2011/04/14/what-is-an-md-10-its-a-dc-10-…-sort-of/

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The rows which say DC(MD)-10F and DC(MD)-30F are the ones for the MD10

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Actually on second glance I think you are correct, the only operators are FedEx, Orbis International, and Transportes Aéreos Bolivianos, I will correct that.

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A updated DC-10 seems a bit irrelavant to request.

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Why so? I don’t care for the analog controls I think the exterior beauty of the DC10 combined with the interior beauty of the MD11 would be awesome!

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