DOUGLAS DC-8-50

Aircraft
Name: 
DC-8-50
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Narrow
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
Low wing
Tail: 
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
H
APC
C
Type Code: 
L4J
RFF Category: 
7
Engine: 
Jet
Engine Count: 
Multi
Position: 
Underwing mounted
Landing gear: 
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
DOUGLAS DC-8-50
DOUGLAS DC-8-50 Jet Trader
DOUGLAS Jet Trader
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-8-50
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-8-50 Jet Trader
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Jet Trader

DC85

Long range airliner and freighter. In service since 1959. Built as DC-8- 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50. DC-8-10 initial domestic version, DC-8-20 with more powerful engines. Intercontinental series - 30, - 40 and - 50 with shorter fuselage and more powerful engines. Only DC-8-50 remain in service as freighter. The DC85 is member of the DC-8 family of aircraft.

Technical Data
Wing span: 
43.40 m
Length: 
45.90 m
Height: 
12.90 m
Powerplant: 

10: 4 x P&W JT3C-6 (60,5 kN) or
20: 4 x P&W JT4A-9 (75,3 kN) or
30, 40, 50: 4 x P&W JT3D-3 (80,6 kN) turbofans.

Engine Model: 
Pratt & Whitney JT3C, Pratt & Whitney JT4A
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
130 kts
Distance: 
3000 m
MTOW: 
147400 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
160 kts
ROC: 
1300 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
290 kts
ROC: 
1200
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
290 kts
ROC: 
1000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH: 
0.78
ROC: 
800 ft/min
Cruise
TAS: 
465 kts
MACH: 
0.80
Ceiling: 
360
Range: 
4900 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
0.78
ROD: 
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
290 kts
ROD: 
2500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
n/a
MCS: 
210 kts
ROD: 
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
137 kts
Distance: 
2000 m

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