Re: Delta Flt 1288

From:         "BRAD GILLIES" <>
Organization: Internex Online (, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date:         13 Sep 96 03:03:38 
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Steve Lacker <> wrote in article
> >> The MD11 tail engine is slightly different in performance than the wings.
> <snip>
> >> For example, the inlet air has to flow through a much longer path, and has
> >> to undergo a rather severe acceleration-deceleration before entering the
> >> fan.

>What about the center engine on an L-1011 or a 727, which in addition to
>having a longer inlet path has an "S" duct (two turns together with the
>longer path)? Any numbers as to the thrust reduction? What about life
>cycle of the engine- ie operating temperatures, loadings, etc. as compared
>to the outboards?

The #2 engine on the 727 and L-1011 are identical to the wing (POD)
engines and are fully interchangable between al three positions.

	Brad GIllies