- Diecast model
- Highly detailed
- Aircraft registration number: N280UP
- Dimensions Approximately: 6.0” L x 5.0” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
- Landing gear included, no stand.
The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a wide-body airliner manufactured by American McDonnell Douglas (MDD) and later by Boeing. Following DC-10 development studies, the program was launched on December 30, 1986. Assembly of the first prototype began on March 9, 1988, it rolled out in September 1989 and made its maiden flight on January 10, 1990. FAA certification was achieved on November 8, the first delivery was to Finnair on December 7, and it entered service on the 20th.
It retains the basic trijet configuration of the DC-10 with updated GE CF6-80C2 or PW4000 turbofans. It has a slightly wider wing with winglets and its MTOW was increased by 14% to 630,500 lb (286 t). Its fuselage is stretched by 11% to 202 ft (61.6 m) to accommodate 298 passengers in three classes over a range of up to 7,130 nmi (13,200 km). It features a glass cockpit that eliminates the need for a flight engineer. It failed to meet its range and fuel burn targets, 200 were built until the last in October 2000, after Boeing merged with MDC in 1997. While some were initially built as freighters, many were converted and most are used in cargo airlines.
This Gemini Jets diecast 1/400 scale model is of an MD-11F, registration N280UP painted in UPS livery. The aircraft was originally delivered to Swissair Air Lines in July 1997 and transferred to UPS in October 2005. The aircraft still is in active service in 2020.
This model is a great addition to your diorama or aircraft collection.