DC9-15 (was Re: Northwest A319 will replace what ?)

Date:         28 Jul 97 01:13:24 
From:         ehahn@mitre.org (Edward Hahn)
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In article <airliners.1997.1418@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Mike wrote:

>NW operates -10, -30, -40, -50 and -80s.  I've never heard of a -15 before,
>prehaps it is a variant of the -10?  Note there are also no -20s.  If
>Republic did operate them then I can't say where they went.

Among the differences between a -10 and a -15 version of the DC9, is, (from
what I recall) the additional of leading edge slats to the wing.

The DC9-10 and other aircraft without leading edge slats tend to be very
sensitive to wing icing (witness the F28 crash at LGA by USAir a few years
ago).  Leading edge slats help reduce this problem.


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Really, I wouldn't kid you about a thing like this.