Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

High left side view of Braniff International McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62 "Flying Colors" (r/n N1805) in flight, 1973. The color scheme was designed in 1973 by artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976).

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Airplanes
  • Braniff Airways
  • Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976
  • McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet transport)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Braniff International Airways



Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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