DC93

DOUGLAS DC-9-30

Aircraft
Name
DC-9-30
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
T-tail
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code
L2J
RFF Category
6
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Nightingale
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Skytrain 2
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS VC-9
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS C-9 Skytrain 2
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS C-9 Nightingale
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9-30
DOUGLAS DC-9-30

DC93

Short to medium range airliner. In service since 1965. First short range airliner in new design with rear fuselage mounted engines, T-tail and swept wings. Built in these versions:

  • 10 initial type (DOUGLAS DC-9-10)
  • 30 stretched version with more powerful engines,
  • 20 (DOUGLAS DC-9-20) combines fuselage of the 10 with engines of the 30.

The DC-9-30 was converted as freighter and mil. type C-9. 94 aircraft of -10, 5 of -20 and 520 of -30 remain in service in 1999. The DC93 is member of the DC-9 family of aircraft.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
28.47 m
Length (metric)
36.37 m
Height (metric)
8.38 m
Powerplant

10: 2 x P&W JT8D-7 (2 x 54,5 kN) turbofans or
20/30: 2 x P&W JT8D-9 (64,5 kN) or
2 x P&W JT8D-15 (66,7 kN) turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
Pratt & Whitney JT8D
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
140 kts
Distance
2100 m
MTOW
49940 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
170 kts
ROC
2000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1500
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.74
ROC
1000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
440 kts
MACH
0.76
Ceiling
370
Range
1500 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.76
ROD
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
290 kts
ROD
3500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
210 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
127 kts
Distance
1500 m

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