Re: Fourth landing gear on MD aircraft ?

From: (MarkyMoe)
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Date:         08 May 95 02:09:06 
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That was an MD-11. It was probably the fourth or fifth one delivered to
KLM. Number 7 is currently going through customer acceptance flights here
at Douglas in Long Beach.

The two-wheeled gear you saw is the center gear. Standard on all MD-11's
and was also standard on -30 and -40 DC-10's. The MD-11 is the modern
version of the DC-10 and only requires a two person crew. Computer systems
and controllers have taken over the Flight Engineers duties.

Mark Mehren
MD-11/MD-90/MD-80 Liaison Engineer
Long Beach, CA

Mark Mehren