McDonnell, McDonnell Douglas
McDonnell 79 [N12M]
86 SEE HCH.
McDonnell 119 [N119M] (McDonnell Douglas)
119, 220 1959 = First business jet to receive an FAA provisional type certificate in the transport category. 10-26pClwM rg; four 2900# P&W J60 (prototype with 3250# Westinghouse J34s); span: 57'8" length: 66'6" v: 565 range: 2220 ceiling (est): 45,000'. In design competition with Lockheed JetStar for USAF contract for bombardier/navigator trainer, something more economical than B-47s then in use. When 119 was rejected by USAF it was converted to 220 utility class biz-jet with a 10-seat interior complete with toilet and galley facilities. Only one was built, used by McDonnell as a company transport for several years [N119M=N220M], later reregistered in TX as [N4AZ].
McDonnell 120 (McDonnell Douglas)
McDonnell 120 Original version (US Army Aviation Museum)
120 Flying Crane, aka V-1 Jeep 1957 = Army. 1pOH; three AiResearch GTC-85-135; v: 138/108/9 range: 98 hover ceiling: 12,000'. Developed from XV-1 research in pressure-jet rotors. Empty wt: 2450# and take-off wt: 6300#.
This was a Navy projectmy source doesn't even mention them loaning one to the Army. It used the AiResearch turbines to feed compressed air to the rotor tips. (The jet-tip helo had been a McDonnell dream since the '40s; many different designs.) The wide-spaced skids straddled special quick-change cargo podsit had excellent cargo capacity, with a load-to-weight ratio of 1.5:1. It was extensively tested, then fell prey to the usual problems of tip-jets: noise and fuel consumption. Program ended Feb 1960, at least by the Navy. No one seems aware of Army participation. ( Joel Monka 8/4/01)
McDonnell 188 (McDonnell)
188 1967 = STOP turboprop transport proved to be too expensive to produce. POP: 1.
609 - New corporate identity for Bell-Boeing 609 tilt-rotor.
McDonnell AH-1/F3H-G Mock-up (Boeing)
AH-1 = Original designation for F-4 design project in mock-up stage, aka F3H-G, became F4H-1/F-4A.
AH-6, OH-6 SEE McDonnell Douglas H-6 below
AH-64 SEE McDonnell Douglas H-64 below.
AV-8 SEE McDonnell Douglas-BaE below.
C-9 SEE McDonnell Douglas C-9 below.
C-17 SEE McDonnell Douglas C-17 below.
CHC SEE 86.
McDonnell DC-10 [N220AU] (Dale Elhardt)
DC-10 1970 = 255-345pClwM rg; two 39500# GE CF6/36-6 turbofans; span: 155'5" length: 179'10" load: 182,500# v: x/630/x range: 3200; ff: 9/x/70. $15,500,000+.
McDonnell Doodlebug Wind tunnel tests [157N] (NASA)
Doodlebug (Hamilton) 1929 = 2pOlwM; 110hp Warner Scarab; span: 35'0" length: 21'4" load: 550# v: 110/x/35. McDonnell's entry-model lightplane for the Guggenheim Safe Aircraft Competition; wing slots and full-span flaps. POP: 1 [157N]; ff: 11/15/29 (p: James McDonnell). Construction by Hamilton Metalplane Co.
F-2 Banshee - Redesignation of F2H.
McDonnell F-4 trio (AETC)
F-4 Phantom II 1958 = First of the multi-service planes; joint-service, supersonic, all-weather fighter. 2pClwM rg; two GE J79; v: 1500+; ff: 5/27/58 (p: Robert Little). US Service career of 38 years. Of 5,057 built in the US, 2,874 went to USAF, 1,264 to USN and USMC, and 919 to foreign salesa record for the largest production run of any supersonic fighter built in the US. Additionally, 138 were built under license by Mitsubishi in Japan.
F-4A 1962 = USN. Redesignated from F4H-1F. POP: ?? [143388/143392, 145307/145317, 146817/146821, 148252/148275].TF-4A 196? = USN. Shore-based trainer.McDonnell F-4B  (USN)
F-15 SEE McDonnell Douglas (below).
F-18 SEE McDonnell Douglas-Northrop (below).
McDonnell XF-85 (McDonnell Douglas)
F-85 Goblin 1948 = Parasite fighter. 1pClwM with landing skids; 3000# Westinghouse J34-WE; span: 21'2" length: 14'11" v: 362/x/160; ff: 8/23/48 (p: Edwin Schoch). "Flying egg" with six tails, folding swept-back wings, dorsal hook to mate with a trapeze on a mother ship (an EB-29B nicknamed "Monstro"). Hook-up attempts, as well as high-speed landings, proved problematical and the project was cancelled. POP: 2 as XF-85 [46-523/524]. Total expenditure on the program (Project MX-472) was $3,210,664with only 02h:19m flight time recorded, that translated into $23,098 per minute!
McDonnell XF-88 [46-525] (McDonnell Douglas)
F-88 Voodoo 1948 = Escort fighter; two 3000# Westinghouse XJ34-WE-13 turbojets; span: 39'8" length: 54'2" load: 4460# v: 641/527/140 ceiling: 36,000'; ff: 10/20 (?>29)/48 (p: Robert Edholm). POP: 1 prototype as XF-88 [46-525] and 1 as XF-88A with 3600# XJ34-WE-22 with afterburners; length: 67'5" v: 700 [46-526]. Initially the aircraft of USAF's choice over Lockheed's XF-90, but failed to meet full expectations after testing, and both were mothballed. Design developed into F-101.
McDonnell XF-88B [46-525] (McDonnell Douglas)
F-101 Voodoo - All-weather interceptor based on XF-88. 1pClwM rg; two 10000# P&W J57; span: 39'8" length: 67'5" v: 1000+/550/x range: 1900 ceiling: 55,800'.
McDonnell F-101A (McDonnell Douglas)
F-110A, YFR-110A Spectre - Original designation for USAF F-4C.
F2H Banshee - Development of FD/FH. Later models redesignated as F-2.
McDonnell XF2H-1 (McDonnell)
F3H Demon - General purpose fighter. 1pCmwM rg; 10000# J71; span: 35'4" length: 58'11".
McDonnell F3H (McDonnell)
F4H - All-weather fighter. 2pClwM rg; two GE J79-8 with afterburners. Became F-4 in 1962 (qv).
F4H-1 1959 = Became F-4B.F4H-1F 1959 = Became F-4A.
McDonnell FH-1 (McDonnell Douglas)
FD-1, FH-1 Phantom - 1pOlwM rg; two 1600# Westinghouse WE19B turbojets; span: 40'9" length: 37'3" load: 2470# v: 487 range: 540. Original design called for six small, 300# axial-flow turbojets mounted in the wing roots, but that idea produced an unacceptably high wing loading. Redesignated as FH-1 in 1946, it was the first USN all-jet carrier fighter.
McDonnell XFD-1 (McDonnell Douglas)
FH-1 SEE FD-1
H-20 1947 = OH flying test stand without tail rotor. World's first ramjet helicopter, a powered framework, dubbed "Little Henry," weighing only 280 lbs. POP: 1 as XH-20.
McDonnell HCH Mock-up (McDonnell Douglas)
HCH (Model 86) - USN VERTREP (vertical replenishment) 2pCH, ship-to-ship and -shore crane planned for two 3750hp Allison XT56-A-2 turboshafts. Project cancelled 1/18/59 at mock-up stage, but 3 s/ns as XHCH-1 [138654/138656] were assigned.
McDonnell XHJD-1 (McDonnell Douglas)
HJD, HJH Whirlaway 1946 = USN CH with two 450hp P&W R-985; rotor: 46-50' length: 32'2" load: 3000# v: 120/90/0 range: 300. World's first twin-motor helicopter, weighing six tons, developed from Platt-LePage PL-9. POP: 1 as XHJD-1 , later redesignated XHJH-1.
McDonnell XHRH (McDonnell)
HRH - USN heavy assault, turboprop-driven helicopter project; project cancelled after mock-up stage, but s/ns [133736/133738] assigned.
L-25 SEE V-1.
McDonnell XP-67 (McDonnell Douglas)
P-67 1944 = 1pCmwM rg; two 1600hp Continental IV-1430; span: 55'0" length: 44'9" load: 5370# v: 405/270/x range: 2385 ceiling: 37,000'. Construction in 1941, but ff: 1/6/44. POP: 1 as XP-67 [42-11677]. Nicknamed "Bat." Underpowered, and plagued with test flight problems, it caught fire in its final landing in Sept 1944 and was destroyed.
McDonnell XV-1 (US Army)
V-1, L-25 1954 = Army research vehicle. Twin-boom, twin-tail, fixed-wing 2pCH with three-blade rotor driven by compressed-air tip jets; 165hp Continental R-975-19 turned a pusher prop and supplied air to the pressure jets during flight; rotor: 31'0" span: 26'0" length: 30'0" load: 1228# v: 203/138/0 range: 593 ceiling: 19,800'; ff: 2/15/54. Set world helicopter speed records in 1955 of 180mph, then 200mph in 1956the first rotorcraft to achieve that speed. POP: 2 as XL-25/XV-1 [53-4016/4017]. At end of testing, the first went to Ft Rucker Museum, the second to NASM.
McDonnell Douglas 188 (MDD via Dan Shumaker)
-Douglas 188 1964 - STOL passenger aircraft based on the French Breguet 941. Licensed French manufacture.
-Douglas 530 1982 = Civil version of OH-6. Became Boeing 520 in 1991.
-Douglas C-9 Nightingale, Skytrain II 1970 = Military version of Douglas DC-9-32. POP: 21 as USAF C-9A Nightingale [67-22583/22586, 68-8932/8935, -10958/10961, 71-874/882], 17 to USN/USMC as C-2B Skytrain II [159113/159120, 160046/160051, 161266, 161529/161530] plus 4 ex-Australian DC-9-31 airliners [162390/162393] and 2 ex-Dutch DC-9-33 airliners [162753/162754].
VC-9 1976 = Douglas DC-9-30 as USAF executive transport. POP: 3 as VC-9C [73-1681/1683].
-Douglas C-10 SEE MDD KC-10
McDonnell Douglas YC-15 (McDonnell Douglas)
-Douglas C-15 1975 = STOL transport. ChwM rg; four 16000# P&W JT8D-17; span: 132'0" and 110'0" length: 124'3" load: 111,700# v: 500/x/98 range: (STOL) 460 (conventional) 2990. Minimum field length: 2000'. POP: 2 as YC-15. Stored for 18 years, and refitted with four JT8D-15As, the first was reactivated in Apr 1995 for use in testing flight control and cargo handling systems, and other advanced technologies.
Two YC-15 aircraft flew in Aug and Dec 1975, and completed initial test flying in Aug 1976. ( Ray A Sypher 1/17/02)
McDonnell Douglas C-17 (McDonnell Douglas)
McDonnell Douglas C-17 Interior (Boeing)
McDonnell Douglas C-17 Even big birds get thirsty (USAF)
-Douglas C-17 Globemaster III 1991 = STOL transport/freighter based on C-15. ChwM rg; four 37000# P&W F117; span: 165'0" length: 175'2" load: 311,000# v: x/508/x range: 2765; ff: 9/15/91 (data for prototype). DoD contract awarded to McDonnell Douglas on 8/28/81 for one prototype in 1991 as YC-17A [87-0025]. Principal production by Boeing Co (four 41,700# P&W F117-100 reversible turbofans; span: 169'10" length: 173'11" v: 515/510/x range: 5412 ceiling: 45,000'.)c.$40B, POP: nearly 200. First service use in 1994, first squadron complement in early 1995. Collier Trophy recipient in 1995.
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (Douglas)
-Douglas DC-10 - Commercial jet airliner. 208-380pClwM rg; three turbojet engines; ff: 8/29/70.
DC-10-10 1970 = Optimized for US domestic operations. 40000# GE CF6; span: 155'4" length: 181'5" load: 194,600# v: 589/574/x range: 2300. POP: 138.
McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Chow time! (McDonnell Douglas)
McDonnell Douglas VC-10 USAF? Not hardly... (Air International)
-Douglas KC-10 Extender 1980 = Military tanker-cargo version of DC-10. POP: 60 as KC-10A, a designation that varies from the standard military system"K" had never been used as a stand-alone USAF registrationbut someone decided it was more logical than KDC-10. So, excepting a long-ago Curtiss Robin XC-10, there is no USAF C-10 of record except for temporary s/n assignments [68-10378/92] to the unbuilt Handley-Page HP.137 Jetstream. SEE About KC-10
McDonnell Douglas F-15 (McDonnell Douglas)
-Douglas F-15 Eagle - 1pCmwM rg; two 23950# P&W F100-P turbofans; span: 42'10" length: 63'9" load: 41,000# v: 1650+ range: 2878 ceiling: 60,000'; ff: 7/x/72.
McDonnell Douglas F-15A (USN)
-Douglas F-23 SEE Northrop-McDonnell Douglas F-23.
-Douglas H-6 Cayuse - US Army observation, developed from Hughes 369. 4pCH; 317hp Allison T63-A turboshaft; rotor: 26'4" length: 30'9" load: 1544# v: 150/x/0 range: 413 ceiling: 15,800'; ff: 2/x/63. Total H-6 production: 1,434. Exported as Model 500.
AH-6 Defender (Model 530) 19?? = Power upgrade and refined aerodynamics for Special Forces.
-Douglas H-64 Apache (Hughes) - US Army attack helicopter, originally developed as 1975 Hughes 77. 2pCH rg*; two 1536hp GE T700-GE-700 turboshafts; rotor: 48'0" length: 49'5" load: 7382# v: 232/182/0 range: 380 ceiling: 20,500'. T-tail, articulated four-blade rotor, * semi-retracting gear; ff (as Hughes 77): 10/x/75 [73-22248/22249].
McDonnell Douglas AH-64A
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (McDonnell Douglas)
-Douglas MD-11 1990 = Commercial airliner. 233-298pClwM rg; GE CF6-80; length: 200'10"; ff: 1/10/90. Production halted by Boeing in 1988 after 178 units were built. First commercial aircraft to "fly by wire"from take-off to landing (US to Germany) without a pilot's hands on the controls.
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (McDonnell Douglas)
-Douglas MD-80 1980 = Commercial airliner. two P&W JT8D-200; span: 107'10" length: 147'10" range: 1750-3260.
MD-81 19?? =
-Douglas MD-90 1993 = Commercial airliner. 155pClwM rg; two 12500# Intl Aero V2500; span: 107'10" length: 152'7" v: x/c.500/x; ff: 2/22/93.
-Douglas MD-95 1995 - Became Boeing 717-200.
-Douglas MD-520N (Boeing) 199? = 4pCH; 450hp Allison 250-C20R; rotor: 27'5" span: 32'1". NOTAR technology, five-blade rotor.
McDonnell Douglas MD-600N [N605AS] (Boeing)
-Douglas MD-600N (Boeing) 199? = 2-8pCH; 600hp Allison 250-C47; rotor: 27'6" length: 35'11". NOTAR technology, six-blade rotor.
McDonnell Douglas MD-902 [N977LF] (Boeing)
-Douglas MD-902 Explorer (Boeing) 199? = 2-8pCH; two P&W 206E turbines; rotor: 33'10" length: 38'10". NOTAR technology, five-blade rotor.
-Douglas T-45 Goshawk 1995 = Trainer. 2pClwM rg.
McDonnell Douglas X-36 (McDonnell Douglas)
-Douglas X-36 1995 - A scaled, remotely-piloted, tailless design for a stealthy fighter aircraft that, according to a MDD press release, "could dramatically change the look of future jet fighters. By eliminating the need for tail control surfaces, future tailless aircraft will weigh less, fly farther, and be able to survive better than today's fighters." Designed by engineers from NASA Ames Research Center and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace.
McDonnell Douglas-BAe AV-8B
-Douglas-BAe AV-8 Harrier - Co-production of Harrier jump-jet with British Aerospace; ff (USA): 11/5/81.
MDD-Northrop F-18 Tailhooking (USN)
-Douglas-Northrop F-18, A-18 Hornet (MDD Model 267, Northrop Model P-630) - Multimission strike fighter. Contractor was Boeing Co.
YF-18 1978 = 1pCmwM rg; two 16000# GE F400; span: 40'5" length: 56'0"; ff: 11/19/78. POP: 11 [160775/160785].