The Jet Age (1958 - Today)

Trans-Texas Douglas DC-9

To compete with the short-range British BAC 111, which was winning sales in the United States, Douglas produced the DC 9 in 1965. With the low operating costs of its rear-mounted twin-engine design and two-crew configuration, the DC-9 in its many versions sold extremely well.

Image number 2000-6141
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives

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