The DC-10 is a three-engine widebody jet airliner manufactured by McDonnell Douglas. The DC-10 has range for medium- to long-haul flights, capable of carrying a maximum 380 passengers. The model was a successor to McDonnell Douglas's DC-8 for long-range operations, and competed in the same markets as the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, which has a similar layout to the DC-10. Production of the DC-10 ended in 1989 with 386 delivered to airlines and 60 to the U.S. Air Force as air-to-air refueling tankers designated the KC-10 Extender. The largest operator of the DC-10 is U.S. cargo airline FedEx Express. This specific DC-10 is the DC-10-30, which is a long-range model and the most common model produced. This specific model is painted in the Northwest Airlines paint scheme. Northwest Airlines, NWA, was a major United States airline founded in 1926 and absorbed into Delta Air Lines in October 2008.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!