Use for the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and its variants including the MD-10

The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined widebody jetliner (intended as a replacement for the Douglas ), produced by the Corporation starting in 1968. The DC-10 first flew in August 1970, and its first revenue flight was in August 1971. Production ended in 1988 due to low sales after a number of deadly crashes exposed serious design flaws in the DC-10; McDonnell Douglas developed fixes for these problems, which enabled DC-10s to continue to carry passengers until February 2014, but DC-10 sales never recovered. DC-10s remain in cargo service today, with almost all of the remaining fleet owned and operated by FedEx.

Two of the DC-10's three engines are mounted under the wings (one per wing); the third is located in a cylindrical shroud at the base of the .

The DC-10 was succeeded by the McDonnell Douglas , which is, externally, almost identical to the DC-10, but incorporates major updates under the hood.