McDonnell Douglas Aeroflot MD-11F - PLANETAG TAIL #VP-BDR



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Bringing the world closer with cargo - One of only 53

The MD-11, manufactured by McDonnell Douglas and later by Boeing, is a wide body trijet born from the DC-10. It stretched 18.6 feet longer than the DC-10 and featured aerodynamic advancements such as a redesigned wing trailing edge and winglets, smaller horizontal tail and extended tail cone, which reduced drag and added range while using less fuel. Other advances in cockpit avionics, propulsion, systems and interior design promised to make this aircraft an economical and competitive choice, but ultimately only 200 were produced – and only 53 of these were MD-11Fs. Boeing ended production in 2000 and delivered the last MD-11 on February 22, 2001.

Aeroflot was founded in 1923, making it one of the oldest active airlines in the world. Following World War I and the Russian Civil War, Russia, like other European countries, began developing civil aviation for its economic needs by offering passenger, mail, and cargo transport. Today, Aeroflot flies to 146 destinations in 52 countries, has been named “Strongest Brand in Russia”, and the airline continues to strengthen its position despite the pandemic.

Our VP-BDR was produced in Long Beach, California, delivered in early 1993, and leased soon after to Garuda Indonesia, as one of 26 MD-11s in their fleet. In 1999, this aircraft was then leased to Brazil’s Varig Airline, also rounding out their MD-11 fleet to 26. It was then converted to a freighter and delivered to Aeroflot in May of 2008. The freighter had only one notable incident – on a flight from Novosibirsk to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport on February 11, 2012, its number 1 hydraulic system failed upon descent but continued for a safe landing.

As part of SkyTeam Cargo, Aeroflot used VP-BDR and its fleet of cargo planes to transport goods from its central hub in Europe to the Middle East and Asia, cementing its position as a top global cargo carrier. She was retired by 2013 and stored at VCV.


A Desert rescue

When MotoArt owner Dave Hall first laid eyes on the Aeroflot giant stored at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California he knew it had to be added to the PlaneTags fleet. 

A rare piece of the past

“A total of 200 MD-11s were produced,”  says Hall.

“Out of these, only 53 were MD-11Fs. And it’s Aeroflot, so this is an uncommon find. We were pretty stoked to add this exceptional aircraft to our collection.”

Honoring the colors of flight

The Aeroflot PlaneTags are numbered to 10,000 and have been cut from the flag, body livery and logo sections of the fuselage. Having the opportunity to cut from these different sections of the plane means 9 color options are available; solid Blue, Orange, Red and Silver, as well as combinations of Blue/Orange, Blue/Red, Blue/Silver, Red/Silver, and Orange/Silver. They are the perfect aviation collectible for a pilot gift. Commemorate a trip you’ve taken or introduce a budding aviation geek to a new hobby. Be sure to claim PlaneTags from an Aeroflot for your own collection, and snag your favorite color before it’s gone. 


McDonnell Douglas Aeroflot MD-11F - #VP-BDR



  • Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas
  • Tail #: VP-BDR
  • Passengers: 410
  • Overall Length: 61.6 m
  • Wing: 51.97 m
  • Height: 17.65 m
  • Top Speed: 587 mph
  • Range: 12,455 km
  • Ceiling: 13,100 m
  • Engines (3x): PW4460/62 / GE CF6-80C2D1F


Handmade Aviation Tags

PlaneTags are: 

  • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
  • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
  • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
  • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

- Please Note: Due to limited quantities, combination colors you may receive will vary.

*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    Anthony S.
    United States United States

    Love the Sparkling Silver

    I never knew the silver off of this aircraft was as sparkly as it was. The paint off of a Russian flag carrier is one of the more unique airlines Motoart has done.

    Logan P.
    United States United States

    Great Colors!

    Great colors with this release! So vibrant and great to own a piece of this airplane

    richard b.
    United States United States

    Rare plane

    NOt that many factory MD-11F were made so cool to have one!

    Enrique P.
    El Salvador El Salvador


    Got a blue/silver tag and got a masterpiece!! It's is gorgeous.

    Isaac H.
    United States United States

    Another classic Tri-jet

    First Russian airline and MD-11F tag I bought and is among the thickest I've owned.

    Ludwig S.
    Sweden Sweden

    Blue Aeroflot Md-11 tag

    I bought this Aeroflot Md-11 tag which was blue a couple of year ago. The tag was very thick compared to my Thai B747 tag, that was really nice. You Could also some green paint on the tag. So overall I think this tag is amazing.

    Paul F.
    Norway Norway

    MD-11F VP-BDR (Orange)

    My Absolute favourite aircraft was so happy to get this and in one of my favourite colours Orange, if you know anyone who loves tri-jets this is defenitly worth it!

    Slovenia Slovenia

    MD-11F planetag

    Ordered it, took a bit to receive since I am located in Europe, but overall very satisfied with the tag

    Preston C.
    United States United States


    My main collection of tags is this release!! I love everyone of my tags. I did get a blue aeroflot delivered that had a big paint chip but the team offered an exchange no questions asked! Great customer service and great people that work for MA!

    Luca M.
    Italy Italy

    Amazing tag

    Truly a beautiful white color! Loved Aeroflot since I had my passion for aircraft, this one is truly a great addition!

    A PlaneTags Customer
    Jude B.
    Ireland Ireland

    Great product from an increasingly rare aircraft

    As described, There are still some of these available so get them while you can.

    Italy Italy


    I ordered this Aeroflot MD-11 in Silver and a Delta MD-90 in Delta Blue. Nice tags to add to my collection.

    A PlaneTags Customer
    Jude B.
    Ireland Ireland

    Excellent service

    There was an issue with UPS delivery and it was rerouted back to U.S. They replied promptly and dispatched again with another provider. Great product.

    Justin S.
    United States United States

    Solid tag

    I purchased a solid color MD-11F tag. Tag looks nice, well cut and nicely engraved.

    John B.
    United States United States

    MD-11F Planetag

    Great experience. As a former MD-11 Freighter driver, this was a great gift for myself and to a few fellow aviators as well. I actually saw this airplane once. Great conversation piece. Get one for the aviator in your life.

    Eduardo P.
    Brazil Brazil

    Very happy customer

    Excellent product, fast, efficient and reliable service,, highly recommended.

    Kevin P.
    United States United States

    Love It!!

    Absolutely love owning a piece of aviation history like this. Love what PlaneTags and MotoArt are doing to make pieces of aviation history available to the general public. Plus their customer service is excellent and has always followed through. Keep it up!!

    Katsumi Y.
    Japan Japan


    大好きな3発機のMD-11、高品質とデザイン性の高さにも本当に満足しています。 Mr.Daveこれからもよろしくお願いします。

    Alexander C.
    United States United States


    Love it, great quality like always. It was my third plane tag I purchased and so far I have bought two more since. Great company, love the work.

    Chase H.
    United States United States

    Beautiful Addition

    This tag makes a beautiful Addition to my collection. Pretty silver patina.