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I saw tail number 911 on the news last night.  I did not know that some of these have been modified to fight forest fires.

 

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Thanks for pointing that out, I have no idea how to tell the difference.  I just saw three engines and figured that it was the MD11.

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Thanks for pointing that out, I have no idea how to tell the difference. I just saw three engines and figured that it was the MD11.

Shorter body, no winglets and a larger horizontal stabiliser are the three main instantly identifiable differences between a DC10 and an MD11. :)

 

 

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Thanks for pointing that out, I have no idea how to tell the difference.  I just saw three engines and figured that it was the MD11.

 

Better than most non-aviation people, I guess.

-No winglets is the biggest giveaway

-Larger tail (more subtle if you didn't know to look for it)

 

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