The Jet Age (1958 - Today)

Douglas DC-8

The Douglas DC-8 was designed to replace the piston-engine DC-7 on long-distance routes. The rugged aircraft's adaptable design allowed the production of several versions with extended fuselages. The longest could carry 269 passengers. Douglas built 556 DC-8s.

Image number 2000-6139
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives

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