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Author Topic: Missing aircraft models from database  (Read 21152 times)

Offline Tha_Ape

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #200 on: May 17, 2018, 09:15:49 PM »
From GW#2 data, may 59.

But better not use this thread for that (as it's intended to post request/data about missing planes)

Thanks.

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #201 on: May 17, 2018, 09:22:17 PM »
Apologies.

Since the DC7-F was available with the DC7B IRL it is technically currently 'missing'

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #202 on: May 17, 2018, 10:05:34 PM »
All historical records I've seen suggest the first DC7 freighter (of any variant) was the DC7CF rolled out:

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N244B    Douglas DC-7C(F)    44876    673    R3350          1956    
rg Advance Airlines, bu 9/78 Farmerville LA   
N7344    leased       Aeronaves Del Peru    
N7344    leased 1970       CJS Cargo Service    
N7344    leased 1968       World American Airlift    
N7344    leased 1965 - 67       Airlift International    
N7344    rg 2/65 Liberty Air Leasing sold International Aerodyne Inc.          
N734PA    renamed converted to Freighter 1959    Clipper Seven Seas    Pan American World Airways    
N734PA    dd 4/28/56 - 1964    Clipper Bostonian    Pan American World Airways

If you have sources or even a pic dating in 1957 of a flying DC7BF please share :)


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Online jezbanks

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #203 on: May 18, 2018, 07:00:21 AM »
Production list here shows DC7-Bs converted to freighters

http://rzjets.net/aircraft/?page=5&typeid=209

However, I have found quite a few places on the net reporting that Douglas offered the conversion from 1959 so not missing yet

Thanks for the understanding
« Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 08:05:01 AM by jezbanks »

Offline Talentz

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #204 on: May 25, 2018, 05:29:35 AM »
MD-XX LR or maybe MD-11 Advance would sound better.

Basically, it was the last study project from McD before the Boeing take over in 1997. A stretched MD-11 and MD-11LR of sorts. The focus would be on the MD-XX LR variant. Improved wing and more powerful engines along with another fuel tank would have been the aim. It would have given an MD-11ER more range, better take-off/landing performance and a slightly better fuel burn.

Of course this is all history as a few months after this project was cancelled, Boeing took over and shut the MD-11 down. The proposed specs for the MD-XX LR looks more achievable then the stretched MD-XX (which would have been something like a Trijet 773) but smaller and less efficient.

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/md-xx.htm

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #205 on: May 26, 2018, 02:42:42 AM »
McDonnell Douglas sure had an uncontrollable hang for stretching ....

DC8-10s to 60s: 45.9m to 57.11m + 24%
DC9 to MD90:    32.8m to 46.54m + 46%
DC10t o MDXX:  52.0m to 71.00m + 36%

Re-engine & stretch ... re-engine & stretch ... it was sadly their only modern market strategy. The MD-90 had to be stretched just to compensate for the heavier
engines at the back, making a difficult to balance plane even worse (difficult to use in HD seating due to excessive pax weight ahead of wing/centre of gravity).

Anyways, I've always loved their planes, sad they disappeared.

As far as I know there were 3 interesting projects studied:
A further stretched MD11 also referred to as MD12 for a while
A double decker MD-12 very much like todays A380
and a twin engined DCX similar to the B757

As Talentz mentioned, for the streched MD11 there seem to be enough info on the web in case one wanted to add it to the game - see attachment

Mike
« Last Edit: May 26, 2018, 02:45:27 AM by MikeS »

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #206 on: May 27, 2018, 02:11:47 AM »
Is there a particular reason that the 737-200C ADV isn't capable of being converted to stage 3 noise while the 737-200F is?
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 02:18:40 AM by kscessandriver »

Offline NovemberCharlie

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #207 on: July 30, 2018, 09:22:46 PM »
Currently in 2027 I notice some cargo players keeping a seperate fleet of previous generation aircraft due to their freight capabilities (i.e. A33F/B767F)
Both Airbus and Boeing have expressed themselves about developing freighter version of some of their aircraft:
A350-900F
A380-800F
B777-8F
B787-9F

Could these be added to help fleet replacement past 2020

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #208 on: August 01, 2018, 12:41:02 AM »
I thought I read somewhere that a A380F was built and test flown... but lack of orders cancelled the project. If I can find data, that would be great to have.

The 787F and A350F would be excellent to have, but is there some data out there or is it just still a dream?



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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #209 on: August 04, 2018, 06:54:21 PM »
I thought I read somewhere that a A380F was built and test flown... but lack of orders cancelled the project. If I can find data, that would be great to have.

The 787F and A350F would be excellent to have, but is there some data out there or is it just still a dream?



Talentz

It wasn't flown, but FedEx and UPS both ordered it. Airbus pushed back delivery dates, because they wanted to focus on the -800.
This (combined with the 2008 financial crisis) caused both airlines to cancel their orders, effectively cancelling the program.

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #210 on: October 15, 2018, 11:42:50 AM »
something for the "early days" scenarios:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada_C102_Jetliner

Offline Tha_Ape

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #211 on: October 15, 2018, 11:45:18 AM »
something for the "early days" scenarios:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada_C102_Jetliner

Stumbled across this one already in the past, but the problem will be to gather reliable info about the specs :-\

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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #212 on: October 15, 2018, 12:09:47 PM »
Found some information on the TU204C from the Tupolev Website.
https://web.archive.org/web/20100503081923/http://www.tupolev.ru:80/english/Show.asp?SectionID=35

The key bit of info is this:
"TU-204C is a mid-range cargo aircraft is based on TU-204-100 passenger aircraft. TU-204-C is designed to carry cargo of 30 000 kg in international class containers for the ranges up to 2400 km or cargo of 13800 kg for the range of 6800 km. TU-204C a/c is provided with cargo door at LH side; passenger cabin is replaced by main cargo deck provided with loading/unloading ANCRA System (USA). Cargo compartment area is equal to 164,4 m2. Under the main cargo deck there are two baggage-cargo holds. The forward cargo hold area is equal to 14,7 m2, the aft one – 28,3 m2. TU-204C aircraft are used to carry cargo both within Russian Federation and abroad."

Additional information can be found on old captures of the UAC website:
https://web.archive.org/web/20130429092432/http://www.uacrussia.ru:80/en/models/civil/tu_204_214/tu-204c/

Key info from the above source is:
"The performance characteristics of the Tu-204C are the same as of the Tu-204-100. The crew’s cockpit copies the Tu-204-100’s cockpit.

Cargo compartment volume is 164.4 m3. Volume of the front baggage-cargo compartment is 14.7m3. The volume of the rear baggage-cargo compartment is 28.3 m3.

Cargo door dimensions: 3,408 x 2,080 mm; front baggage-cargo compartment door: 1,350x1,162 mm; rear baggage-cargo department door – 1,350 x 1,162 mm.

A single cargo unit weight can reach 3,100 kg. The maximum longitudinal size of a long item of cargo is 10 meters. Long size items of cargo are transported on standard pallets while being locked on to the pallets. A single long item of cargo could be placed on two, three or four pallets.

The cargo compartment can store six “narrow” type 2 pallets (88" х 108" or 2,235 x 2,747 mm) or ten type 3pallets (53" х 88" or 1,346 х 2,235 mm) for container transportation.

The Tu-204C is equipped with a cargo handling system manufactured by ANCRA (USA)."

Hope the above information is useful


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« Reply #213 on: October 16, 2018, 02:12:32 AM »
Following on from my previous post, I've managed to somehow hit the gold mine in terms of hardcore stats and have managed to find detailed specs for the TU204 SM which is meant to be from what I can tell more efficient than the 757 but still worse than the 737NG's and A320 families.

In terms of a brief summary, this is an outline of what the SM (or CM) brings to the table;

Aerodynamic improvements
Latest safety certification which complies with all the latest Eurocontrol legislation
New flight management and more modern cockpit with electronic displays
Vastly better reliability and operating cost

The reason for the better reliability is with the utilisation of the PS90A2 engine which is of course a development of the original PS90A. These engines are supposedly meant to have 1.5 to 2 times better reliability along with much-improved fuel consumption figures as shown below: 

PS90A has an SFC of 0.595
PS90A2 has an SFC of 0.396

All the information that I've quoted can be found here:
http://www.tupolev.ru/tu-204sm

They even have the range/payload chart (I think) which makes things a million times easier.


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Re: Missing aircraft models from database
« Reply #214 on: October 16, 2018, 02:21:21 AM »
Also even more info on the cargo versions of the Tupolev.

RB powered version: http://www.tupolev.ru/tu-204-120se
PS 90 powered version: http://www.tupolev.ru/tu-204-100c

Hope it helps

 

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