Re: Biggest Jumbo?

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         06 Feb 95 02:45:22 
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>A friend and I were having a discussion about jumbo jets this morning.  I
>stated that, to the best of my knowledge, the 747 is the largest commercial
>airliner in the world.  He opined that the largest was either the DC-10 or
>the L-1011.

The 747 wins hands down in just about any comparision you could think
of between these three, even the original 747-100 versus the latest
models from the other manufacturers.  Here's some data from an AW&ST 
chart three years ago, including the MD-11, the current DC-10, more
or less, and the A340.  The list is sorted by MGTOW by the 747-400
wins on all counts no matter how you look at it.  (The 747-100 does
not quite have the wingspan of the A340-300, though, and the A340-200
beats all of them in range.)

    aircraft	MGTOW	span	length	passengers
    --------	-----	----	------	----------
    747-400	870000	211.0	231.9	412-509
    747-100	750000	195.7	231.9	366-452
    MD-11	618000	169.5	200.8	293-410
    DC-10-30	572000	165.3	181.6	250-380
    A340-300	558900	197.8	209.0	280-440
    L-1011-500	504000	164.3	164.2	230-330
    L-1011-250	496000	155.3	177.7	250-400
    DC-10-10	440000	155.3	182.3	250-380

>I sure hope I'm right on this; I've got a breakfast riding on it!

Bon apetit!

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