The Story of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Hardback
After creating the successful but controversial DC-10 jetliner in the 1970s, McDonnell Douglas updated the type to create the MD-11 in the early 1990s.
A lack of resources and time meant the MD-11 became much less - a sales flop with a questionable safety record - and much more - a unique three-engines machine in the twin-jet era that went on to have a long and interesting career both in passenger operations and freight hauling.
This book shows the development of the aircraft with a detailed look at the history of Douglas, the path through the DC-10 to the MD-11, it's troubled entry into service, and its second wind as a reliable cargo hauler.
The text is accompanied by a detailed history of every airframe, from delivery to retirement.
A fascinating chapter in the history of the Jet Age.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 250 pages, Coloured illustrations
- Publisher: Astral Horizon Press
- Publication Date: 01/05/2017
- Category: Aircraft: general interest
- ISBN: 9780993260452