The DC-8 Skybus







Douglas
Aircraft Company (DAC)



The
DC-8 Skybus Proposal



The
article below describes a very early design proposal of what the Douglas DC-8
might have become if it had been built just after World War II. The DC-8 Skybus
proposal was radically different from what we know now as the DC-8 Jetliner
and I am just very grateful that it was never built! If you read it then you
will see what I’m talking about. However, there is one design feature that
both the Skybus Proposal & the DC-8 Jetliner have in common — both have
air scoops in the lower part of the nose.
A DC-8 just wouldn’t be a DC-8 without those Air Scoops in the Nose!


THE
DOUGLAS DC-8 SKYBUS

Article
Courtesy of & Many Thanks To R.E. Williams, Publications, Douglas Aircraft
Corp.









Article
Courtesy of & Many Thanks To R.E. Williams, Publications, Douglas Aircraft
Corp.






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