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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.

OUR PLANE'S STORY


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

 

Characteristics:

  • 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

DISCLAIMER


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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    AS
    07/02/2021
    Andrey S.
    Russia Russia
    Never again

    I haven't received my order still. 4 months already gone.

    JB
    03/04/2021
    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.

    EP
    02/08/2021
    Eduardo P.
    Brazil Brazil
    Very happy customer

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

    KP
    02/03/2021
    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!!

    KY
    02/02/2021
    Katsumi Y.
    Japan Japan
    高品質な製品にとても満足しています

    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。

    AC
    02/01/2021
    Alexander C.
    United States United States
    MD-11F

    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.

    CH
    01/15/2021
    Chase H.
    United States United States
    Beautiful Addition

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

    KS
    12/03/2020
    Kirill S.
    Russia Russia
    I have not received it

    Item never arrived

    DK
    12/02/2020
    Dmitry K.
    Russia Russia
    Haven’t got them yet :(

    Haven’t got them yet :(

    MF
    12/02/2020
    Mihai F.
    Romania Romania
    Horrible

    I have placed the order and paid the item at the beginning of October and I have not received it yet. There are no further updates on the delivery process and the customer assistance is useless. However, this is the second time they are asking for my feedback, so I will publish it.

    GS
    12/01/2020
    Garen S.
    United States United States
    Love it

    It was very good

    CF
    11/23/2020
    Calvin F.
    Indonesia Indonesia
    Aeroflot MD-11F

    A great Combo Coloured Tag to keep :)

    FC
    11/14/2020
    Fabrizio C.
    Italy Italy
    Great Tag from a classic Cargo!!!

    As usual very high quality prodcut and service from Planetags. Extremelly recommended product.

    AE
    11/02/2020
    Anna E.
    United States United States
    Aeroflot <3

    A really unique thing - MD-11 from Aeroflot Cargo. I ordered blue one as it’s more associated with Aeroflot but all color variations are amazing

    AL
    11/02/2020
    Artem L.
    Russia Russia
    Planetags

    I purchased a set of airplane tags two months ago. I still have’t received the goods nor have I heard any apology from the seller. Yet you dare to ask me about my experience with you. Shame on you and I am asking to please have my money back now!

    LP
    11/01/2020
    Liam P.
    Australia Australia
    McDonnel Douglas Aeroflot MD-11F - Plane tag

    Ordered 4 September, still haven't received item.

    DP
    11/01/2020
    DAVID P.
    Australia Australia
    Aeroflot MD-11F

    As usual MotoArt has produced an excellent product - well done guys.

    KG
    10/16/2020
    Konstantin G.
    Russia Russia
    Nice!

    Maybe you can add more information about plane and tag

    CD
    10/14/2020
    Chris D.
    United States United States
    Great Product But..

    I sent a message about a custom order on the same day, 2 months later and still no response.

    WJ
    10/07/2020
    William J.
    United States United States
    Excellent Product - Love Color and Aircraft

    I have ordered a number of tags and found them all to be of great quality. I can highly recommend any of their products.

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