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McDonnell Douglas DC-10 equipped with fuel efficient winglet
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Gulker, Chris
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption reads: "On the cutting edge of fuel efficiency: Equipped with its newfangled winglets that are expected to improve fuel efficiency by 3 percent, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 takes off from Long Beach Municipal Airport on its maiden test flight. This week McDonnell Douglas, in conjunction with NASA, successfully tested the winglets, which point upward and downward at the ends of the wings on a commercial jetliner, leased from Continental Airlines. According to the company, the winglets 'cut fuel-consuming drag by lessening the effect of drag-producing wingtip vortices,' the swirls of air that form at the wingtips of an airborne aircraft. The new devices --five years in the making-- will save around 250,000 gallons of fuel a year, based on an average DC-10 Series 10 using some 8 million gallons of fuel." Photograph dated: Sept. 2, 1981.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Continental Airlines
Long Beach Airport
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (Jet transport)
Airplanes--Fuel consumption
Long Beach (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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