A long, thin, flying coffin made by McDonnel Douglas. Exists in a number of poisonous variants such as the MD-82. Appalling deep-stall characteristics, ludicrously high landing speed even with full flap, and delightful flame-out prone engines. The design was originated by the Japanese in 1944 as a Kamikaze weapon, but was deemed too unstable and unsafe. Makes pilots wish they were flying something safe and stable, like one of the early Illyushins.
"What the hell's that noise ?"
"Oh, just an MD-80 clawing its way to V1"
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