The Story of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11, Hardback Book

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
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  • Category: Aircraft: general interest
  • ISBN: 9780993260452



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