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McDonnell Douglas was a major American aircraft manufacturing company. It was formed by the merger of McDonnell Aircraft and the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1967. In 1997 it merged with Boeing. The company designed and built a number of well-known commercial and military aircraft such as the DC-10 airliner and F-15 Eagle air-superiority fighter.

McDonnell Douglas was based at Lambert–St. Louis International Airport near St. Louis, Missouri. The McDonnell Douglas Technical Services Company (MDTSC), headquarters were in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri.

List of civil planes and propeller airliners by McDonnell Douglas

List of variations of civil aircraft

  • Douglas DC-2 was the basis for the B-18 Bolo
  • Douglas DC-3 was the basis for the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Lisunov Li-2, Nakajima L2D, Basler BT-67, Conroy Turbo Three and Conroy Tri-Turbo-Three
  • Douglas DC-4 was the basis for the C-54 Skymaster, Canadair North Star, Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
  • Douglas DC-9 was the basis for the McDonnell Douglas C-9
  • McDonnell Douglas DC-10 was the basis for the McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender and DC-10 Air Tanker

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