I recently bought this “Guide to the world airliners” from a local library book sale, the book is copyrighted 1982 and has some interesting aircraft information but what caught my eye was this page on the “McDonnell Douglas-Fokker MDF-100” it includes a drawing of what it was going to look like as you will see in the picture attached below…
I wanted to know more information about this aircraft but have been struggling to find any, I was wondering if someone on the IFC knew more about the MDF-100 then just the information in the book and if they could share some or a link to a webpage about this aircraft.
Feel free to move this post into a different category if you feel it’s appropriate, I don’t really know where to put it 🤷♂️
I’m kinda curious why have a T-tail config when the engines are placed under the wing.
I know, it’s an interesting choice 🤔
Except some propellers I can’t think of any under wing (though props are more in wing) T-Tails, wonder what the thinking there was because I can only assume everyone else in the industry does it differently for a good reason.
Would’ve loved to see this happen. If McDonnell Douglas and Fokker had gone through with this, we would’ve had another medium-haul aircraft, and both companies probably could’ve stayed around for years longer. Because both manufacturers didn’t have a medium-haul midsize aircraft at the time.
What a unique design too, looks really cool.
Yeah I also wish it came into fruition :(
The MDF-100 and the twin-engine DC-10 could’ve saved Douglas. Would’ve loved to see the MDF fly.
Yeah I wonder if this could have saved McDonnell Douglas AND Fokker 🤔
Bumping this while more people might be online then when I posted this last night
My brain can’t wrap itself around that, T horizontals but wing-mounted engines? Seems like something you’d make in KSP
One more little bump?
Anyone got any information? 🤞
Only info I could find on this plane Screenshot_20210102-181023~2|820x160
Just says what it was intended to be
Well that’s better then what I found XD
I think this is a strange design
Very interesting article, thanks @JerseyAnt and @W_LL!
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