Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [dc-10]

The three-engined widebody airliner produced by McDonnell Douglas from 1968 until 1988.

5
votes
3answers
387 views

What is this tab above the DC-10's #2 engine? [duplicate]

What is this big rectangular tab (?) thingy extending backwards just above the DC-10's #2 engine? What does it do? (wikimedia.org, picture modified to point out the tab thingy)
26
votes
3answers
3k views

Why does the DC-10's horizontal stabilizer have such a pronounced dihedral?

If you look at this picture, you'll see that the horizontal stabilizer has a very pronounced dihedral in comparison to the wings. Could somebody explain in a simple way why? I understand that a ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Why is the DC10/MD11 center engine placed where it is?

While reading this question about trijets I started wondering why the center engine in the DC10 and MD11 where placed where they are. Most trijets have the center engine at the very back of the ...