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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Fellow DC-8 Enthusiasts!
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
Please click on any of the links below for more information about the
Technical, Customer & Other DC-8 Information
An Early Design Concept for
the DC-8 ca. 1945-1946
History of 'Ship One'
of Standard DC-8 vs Super DC-8 Designations
Technical Information - All Versions
Original Airline Delivery Customers - Summary by Airline
Summary for Each Delivery Customer -
Ordered From Largest to Smallest
Original Airline Factory Delivery Customers - A Detailed List
A More Detailed List by DC-8 Series & Airline Customers
DC-8 Supersonic Flight (One For The Record Books)
The Douglas DC-8 Series 60s
A Comprehensive Article by McDonnell Douglas
Super Seventies Conversions - A Detailed List
DC-8 Operators & A Summary Of The Status Of All DC-8s Built ^ Updated 18Mar2010 ^
NASA DC-8-72 Airborne Laboratory - Information & Great Photos
Thanks to Lufthansa Captain Volker Niebel who gave me this Round DC-8
Piece (Above Center) which came from the Control Yoke of an Actual DC-8-73.
Cox DC-8 Jet Collection
Information & Photos
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.
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
more information about my background please select from the links below:
Original Interest In the DC-8, Travels on the DC-8 and
My Personal History of Model Collecting - From 1972 to the Present
Douglas Factory Models - What I Know About These Beautiful Models
I Rate a Model's Condition & Deciding When To Restore or Refinish
Model Finishing Today: Deciding
Whether to Decal Versus Hand Painting
Gallery of Images From My DC-8 Model Collection
Factory & Other Large Scale Metal DC-8 Models (1/100 & Larger)^^Updated
Added a 1/50 Scale Delta DC-8-61 Douglas Factory Model
Resin & Plastic DC-8 Models (1/164 & Larger)
Wood DC-8 Models (1/164 & Larger)
Scale DC-8 Models (1/200 & Smaller)
DC-9 Models of All Scales & Compositions
of Other Types of Aircraft
Available For Trade or Sale
to My Favorite Sites
^^ Most Recent Update^^
you have Anything DC-8 related that you are willing to part with, or
have any questions or suggestions please
e-mail me at: email@example.com
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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