McDonnell DouglasTwo built by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) as Advanced Medium STOL Transport (AMST) with Short Take Off and Landing ability.First flight 26 Aug 1975, landing at Edwards AFB. Pioneered supercritical wing on large aircraft; advanced airlift state of the art; could carry outsized vehicles; lift 27,000-lb. payload from 2,000-ft. runway. Prototype adapted DC-10 cockpit, DC-8 nosewheel, C-141 main landing gear. Display is first aircraft, number 70-1875, later fitted with larger wing. Though not produced in quantity, YC-15 traits show up in later C-17, mass-produced for the Air Force. Wingspan, 110 ft. 4 in. & 132 ft. 7 in.; length, 124 ft. 3 in.; height, 43 ft., 4 in.; gross wt. 219,180 lbs.; cruising speed 535 mph; engines Pratt & Whitney JT8D turbofans.
|Placed By||Air Force Flight Test Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 1:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 409487 N 3859171|
|Decimal Degrees||34.87088333, -117.99033333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 52.253', W 117° 59.42'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 52' 15.18" N, 117° 59' 25.20" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1099 Rosamond Blvd, Eden CA 83325, US|
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