Model, Static, Douglas DC-8-62

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the America by Air exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Douglas DC-8

The first three series of DC-8s were powered by Pratt & Whitney JT3C or JT4A turbojets. More efficient JT3D turbofans powered the Series 50 and 60. Over 100 aircraft were re-engined in the 1980s as DC-8-70s with highly efficient CFM56 high-bypass turbofan engines.

Gift of Braniff International Airways

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of Braniff International Airways

Materials

Plastic

Dimensions

Model: 19 × 94 × 90cm (7 1/2 in. × 37 in. × 35 7/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

ca. 1973

Physical Description

Plastic display model of a Douglas DC-8-62 airliner in Braniff livery of white color of bottom of fuselage, wings, both sides of horizontal stablizer and all of the engine nacelles; yellow on top and sides upper 2/3 of fuselage with splotches of red and dark blue. 1/50 scale. Circa 1973.

Type

MODELS-Aircraft

Inventory Number

A19761276000

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