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FlyingColors
05-07-2005, 01:12 PM
Why did Northwest demand the series 40 DC-10 when the 30 was just fine for most???

What was the real reason to the change that MD did to keep its orders???

think, think..................

Mike ;)

LGA777
05-07-2005, 01:18 PM
I think because NW wanted Pratt & Whitney Engines only and the -10 and
-30 only had GE's. NW would only place and order if they could have P &W's

LGA777

FlyingColors
05-07-2005, 01:31 PM
You got it Ron!

The NW president said some quote to the tune of " when I need an engine I go to P & W, when I need a lightbulb I go to GE!"

Mike

AAGold
05-13-2005, 02:59 AM
Having visited MSP last month I had a chance to see a whole bunch of those 40s spare engines sitting outside covered by a tarp. Essentially paper weights today :(

FlyingColors
05-13-2005, 08:30 AM
Ho good

Show us a picture please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike:)

AAGold
05-13-2005, 12:00 PM
Sorry, no pics of the engines, but I do have some nice DC-10s. In all over a couple days shooting managed to catch 9 different registrations. Here's a series on one of them departing ...

http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Assets/images/ANet/NW1.jpg

http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Assets/images/ANet/NW2.jpg

http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Assets/images/ANet/NW3.jpg

We miss them at EWR, don't we :(

Art

FlyingColors
05-13-2005, 12:14 PM
Thats nice.........

but no engine pics? :( :roll:

Mike :cry:

Yyz717
05-25-2005, 09:54 PM
As mentioned, NW was loyal to PW and would only order the D10 with PW engines. NW was the ONLY early PW customer. The PW version was given the DC-10-20 moniker, later changed to DC-10-40 (apparently to give it more marketing "power"). The NW DC-10's were powered by the PW JT9D-20 engine.

JAL was the only other DC-10-40 customer. The JAL DC-10-40 though was powered by the updated and more powerful JT9D-59 engine, which had a different nacelle and hence look than the NW DC-10-40's. The JAL D10's were delivered several years after the NW D10's.

The NW DC-10-40's has a "pointy" rear end to the engine, while the JAL DC-10-40 has a "flat" trailing edge to the engine nacelle.

Cheers
Neil, Toronto.