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McDonnell Douglas Airplanes and Aircrafts

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List of all McDonnell Douglas airplanes and aircraft types, with images, specs, and other information. These active and retired McDonnell Douglas planes are listed in alphabetical order, but if you're looking for a particular aircraft you can look for it using the "search" bar. The McDonnell Douglas aircrafts on this list include all planes, jets, helicopters, and other flying vehicles ever made by McDonnell Douglas. Unless you're an aviation expert you probably can't think of every aircraft made by McDonnell Douglas, so use this list to find a few popular McDonnell Douglas planes and helicopters that have been used a lot in the course of history.

Examples of aircraft on this list include McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II and Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

This list answers the question, "What aircrafts are made by McDonnell Douglas?
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    The McDonnell Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II was a proposed American attack aircraft from McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics. It was to be an all-weather, carrier-based stealth bomber replacement for the Grumman A-6 Intruder in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Its Avenger II name was taken from the Grumman TBF Avenger of World War II. The development of the A-12 was troubled by cost overruns and several delays, causing questions of the program's ability to deliver upon its objectives; these doubts led to the development program being canceled in 1991. The manner of its cancellation was contested through litigation until a settlement was reached in January 2014....  more
    • Type: All-weather stealth attack aircraft
    • Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas, General Dynamics
    • Length (m): 11.53
    • Engine Type: General Electric F404
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    The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The delta winged, single-engined Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company, and later by McDonnell Douglas. It was originally designated A4D under the U.S. Navy's pre-1962 designation system. The Skyhawk is a lightweight aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 24,500 pounds and has a top speed of more than 600 miles per hour. The aircraft's five hardpoints support a variety of missiles, bombs and other munitions and were capable of delivering nuclear weapons using a low altitude bombing system and a "loft" delivery technique. The...  more
    • Type: Attack aircraft
    • Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas, Douglas Aircraft Company
    • Introduced: Oct 01 1956
    • Designer: Ed Heinemann
    • Length (m): 12.27
    • Wingspan (m): 8.38
    • Engine Type: Pratt & Whitney J52
    • Maiden Flight: Jun 22 1954
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    The X-53 Active Aeroelastic Wing development program is a completed research project that was undertaken jointly by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing Phantom Works and NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, where the technology was flight tested on a modified McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. Active Aeroelastic Wing Technology is a technology that integrates wing aerodynamics, controls, and structure to harness and control wing aeroelastic twist at high speeds and dynamic pressures. By using multiple leading and trailing edge controls like "aerodynamic tabs", subtle amounts of aeroelastic twist can be controlled to provide large amounts of wing control power, while minimizing maneuver...  more
    • Manufacturer: Northrop Corporation, McDonnell Douglas
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    The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm M230 chain gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft's forward fuselage. It has four hardpoints mounted on stub-wing pylons, typically carrying a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The AH-64 has a large amount of systems redundancy to improve combat survivability. The Apache originally started as the Model 77 developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army's...  more
    • Type: Attack helicopter
    • Manufacturer: Boeing, Hughes Aircraft Company, McDonnell Douglas, Hughes Helicopters, Boeing Defense
    • Length (m): 17.73
    • Wingspan (m): 14.63
    • Accidents: AH-64 Apache Lebanon 2006 collision, AH-64 Apache Afghanistan 2012 crash, AH-64 Apache Albania 1999 crash, AH-64 Apache Operation Dessert Storm 1991 crash