DC-10 Technical Specifications
 Series 10 Series 15 Series 30 Series 40
Passengers 250-380 250-380 250-380 250-380
Cargo (1) 4618 cu ft (130.7 cu m) 4618 cu ft (130.7 cu m) 4618 cu ft (130.7 cu m) 4618 cu ft (130.7 cu m)
Engines (has 3) maximum thrust GE CF6-6D 40,000 lbs (18,144 kg) GE CF6-50C2F 46,500 lbs (21,092 kg) GE CF6-50C 51,000 lbs (23,133 kg) P&W JT9D-59A (2) 53,000 lbs (24,040)
Maximum Fuel Capacity 21,700 U. S. gal (82,134 L) 26,647 U. S. gal (100,859 L) 36,650 U. S. gal (138,720 L) 36,650 U. S. gal (138,720 L)
Maximum Takeoff Weight 430,000 lbs (195,045 kg) 455,000 lbs (206,385 kg) 572,000 lbs (259,459 kg) 555,000 lbs (251,701 kg)
Maximum Range (3) 3800 statute miles (6,112 km) 4350 statute miles (7,010 km) 6220 statute miles (10,010 km) 5750 statute miles (9,265 km)
Typical Cruise Speed 600+ mph (965 km/hr) 600+ mph (965 km/hr) 600+ mph (965 km/hr) 600+ mph (965 km/hr)
 
Basic Dimensions  
Wing Span 155 ft 4 in (47.3 m) 155 ft 4 in (47.3 m) 165 ft 4 in (50.4 m) 165 ft 4 in (50.4 m)
Overall Length 182 ft 3 in (55.5 m) 180 ft 8 in
(55 m)
180 ft 8 in
(55 m)
180 ft 7in
(55 m)
Tail Height 58 ft 1 in
(17.7 m)
58 ft 1 in
(17.7 m)
58 ft 1 in
(17.7 m)
58 ft 1 in
(17.7 m)
 
  1. 1. With standard upper deck galley configuration. DC-10 with lower deck galley option has 3,017 ft3 (85.4 m3) cargo capacity.
  2. 2. With short primary nozzle.
  3. 3. 277 passengers and baggage; domestic reserves (for Series -10/-15); international reserves (for Series -30/-40).