The Rise And Fall Of The McDonnell Douglas MD-11

The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 was one of the most visually striking aircraft of its time. Developed from the earlier DC-10, its distinctive three-engine configuration helped it to stand out wherever it flew. While it promised a lot, the MD-11, particularly in its passenger configuration, failed to live up to expectations. This is the story of its rise and fall.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://simpleflying.com/md-11-rise-fall/
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I refuse to read this article without reference to its more common name (at least among AvGeeks) “Maddog.”:rofl:

Which avgeeks are you with though? Nobody calls them that. Maddogs are the MD-80s. Sometimes the MD-11 is called the megadog but not maddog

Oops I was confusing it with the MD-80 lol