There is something above the engine on the tail of this MD-11: md11

What is that?


  • $\begingroup$ They all have that, it's part of the fairing. Are you asking what is purpose is, or why it's on that particular aircraft? $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 2:56
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    $\begingroup$ That is the pylon that supports the engine. More details in Quora $\endgroup$
    – Him
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 2:56
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    $\begingroup$ You should provide the source of your image, a direct link to the page containing the image and the author information. You forget nearly systematically to do it, and from a legal standpoint this is not possible (and in my opinion not ethical either). Here is an example. $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 10:21
  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of: aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/51883/… $\endgroup$
    – dalearn
    Commented May 25, 2018 at 16:32

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As was said in the comments above, it is the support structure for the engine as seen in this drawing:

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