Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection Index

Still In Commercial Service Around The World For Over 51 Super DC-8 Years!
This beautiful model was in my collecton from 2000-2002 when I traded it away.  This year I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to reacquire it in May with Many Thanks to Judy Kuperstein.   I’m very happy to have it back in my collection.
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Welcome Fellow DC-8 Enthusiasts!

As you may guess from my eMail, eBay and web addresses – I’m a HUGE FAN of the Douglas DC-8 and have been for over 40 years! I originally created this site in the year 2000 to display my DC-8 model collection
. However, though I am still enthusiastically displaying my models (see above & below), I am also continuously adding more and more information about the Wonderful History of the DC-8 and the Airlines who Operated and Continue To Operate What I Consider To Be The Finest First Generation Jetliner.
Please click on any of the links below for more information about the DC-8.

History, Technical, Customer & Other DC-8 Information

The DC-8 Skybus
An Early Design Concept for the DC-8 ca. 1945-1946

The History of ‘Ship One’

Explanation of Standard DC-8 vs Super DC-8 Designations

DC-8 Technical Information – All Versions

The Original Airline Delivery Customers – Summary by Airline
Summary for Each Delivery Customer – Ordered From Largest to Smallest

The Original Airline Factory Delivery Customers – A Detailed List
A More Detailed List by DC-8 Series & Airline Customers

The DC-8 Supersonic Flight (One For The Record Books)

Re-Engining The Douglas DC-8 Series 60s
A Comprehensive Article by McDonnell Douglas

DC-8 Super Seventies Conversions – A Detailed List

Present DC-8 Operators & A Summary Of The Status Of All DC-8s Built  ^ Updated 18Mar2010 ^

The NASA DC-8-72 Airborne Laboratory – Information & Great Photos

The Unsinkable DC-8

Many Thanks to Lufthansa Captain Volker Niebel who gave me this Round DC-8 Logo
Piece (Above Center) which came from the Control Yoke of an Actual DC-8-73

Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection Information & Photos

This Year Marks my 36th Anniversary of Collecting Professionally Finished DC-8 Models. Through 2005 I’ve collected models from Large Scale Douglas Factory Type Polished Aluminum Models (DFM’s), which are My Specialty, and Cutaway Models >> Down To Small Scale 1/200, 1/400 & 1/500 Scale Die-Cast Models. Since 2005 I’ve actually been reducing my Resin/Plastic/Fiberglass/Die-Cast DC-8 model collection and
Concentrating On Collecting- The Douglas Factory Polished Aluminum Models (DFM’s) Which Are My True Passion.
In addition I collect memorabilia about the DC-8 & the two great airlines that I had the privilege of working for –
Western Airlines & Delta Air Lines.

Way back in 1973 when I acquired my first Douglas Factory DC-8 model (Iberia Livery) I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I could someday have a DC-8 Collection with a Large Scale Metal Model, preferably a DFM Type, of each of the 44 Original Delivery Customers. However, on June 13, 2005 my dream came true with the addition of the last original customer I needed – which was a Riddle Airlines DC-8F-54.

Looking forward, I plan to continue collecting DC-8 DFM’s and a few more DC-9 DFM’s as well, but perhaps not as aggressively as in the past due to very limited availability of "new or undiscovered" liveries on these beautiful polished aluminum models. If you would like to read a more detailed history about my 36 years of model collecting please click on the "My Personal History of Model Collecting…." below.
Most importantly, I hope to continue expanding this web site to include more & more information about the
Great Douglas Eight!

For more information about my background please select from the links below:

My Original Interest In the DC-8, Travels on the DC-8 and
My Personal History of Model Collecting – From 1972 to the Present

The Douglas Factory Models – What I Know About These Beautiful Models

How I Rate a Model’s Condition & Deciding When To Restore or Refinish A Model

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Model Finishing Today: Deciding Whether to Decal Versus Hand Painting

A Gallery of From My DC-8 Model Collection

Douglas Factory & Other Large Scale Metal DC-8 Models (1/100 & Larger)^^Updated 01Sep2010^^
Added a 1/50 Scale Delta DC-8-61 Douglas Factory Model

Fiberglass, Resin &amp Plastic DC-8 Models (1/164 & Larger)

Mahogany Wood DC-8 Models (1/164 & Larger)

Small Scale DC-8 Models (1/200 & Smaller)

Douglas DC-9 Models of All Scales & Compositions

Models of Other Types of Aircraft

Models Available For Trade or Sale

Links to My Favorite Sites

Note: ^^ Most Recent Update^^

If you have Anything DC-8 related that you are willing to part with, or have any questions or suggestions please
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I am open to trades for some of my collection – please see the ‘Models Available For Trade or Sale’ link above.
If you have any Metal DC-8 Models for Sale – Please Contact Me & I’ll Make You a Generous Offer!

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