Re: MD-80: Lawn Dart or Efficient Design?

From:         Stefano Pagiola <spagiola@worldbank.org>
Organization: World Bank
Date:         07 Sep 96 17:09:06 
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Joe Curry wrote:
> Likewise for myself! Now that the subject is on MD 8's, perhaps some
> one can let me know the difference between MD 80, 83 and 87?

MD-80 is the overall name for the family.
MD-81, -82, and -83 are progressively higher gross weight versions, with
increasingly powerful versions of the JT8D-200.  The -83 has the longest
range, accordingly.
MD-88 is a version with a glass cockpit.
MD-87 is a shortened version (the only one that is visibly different from
the other 4 versions).

Stefano