Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – AC DC-8-41




Fred
Cox

DC-8 Jet Collection




AIR
CANADA
DC-8-41
1/50
Scale








Color Scheme: Second Colors (Post Trans-Canada)


Registration:
CF-TJA

Composition: Douglas Factory Polished Aluminum Model

Dimensions:
Length: 35.5″ (91cm), Wingspan 34″ (86cm)

Condition: Very Good

Model
History: Produced in the early 1960s by the Douglas Aircraft Model Shop or Marketing
Aids (Subcontractor for Douglas for Model Production). Acquired on February 25,
2002 from My Friend Ira Kuperstein in a Trade.


Air
Canada’s DC-8 History:
Air Canada is Canada’s Flag Carrier
and originally started operations in 1937 as Trans-Canada Air
Lines. The name was officially changed to Air Canada on June 1,
1964. Both Trans-Canada and Air Canada were original delivery
customers of the Douglas DC-8 (Click Here
to See a Trans-Canada DC-8-41 Model
). Air Canada took delivery
of 3 DC-8-53s, 3 DC-8F-54s (Jet Traders), 7 Super DC-8-61s and
13 Super DC-8-63s. In the early 1980s Air Canada converted 7 of
the 13 DC-8-63s to DC-8-63AF (Air Freighters) which extended the
DC-8’s life with the airline. A few years later six of the seven
DC-8-63AFs were then converted to DC-8-73AFs with the new CFM-56
High Bypass Ratio Turbofan Engines which further extended the
DC-8’s life with Air Canada. Air Canada thus set the records for
being the Longest Operator of the DC-8 with nearly 34 years
of service (1960-1994) -and- was also the Last Original Operator
to Retire the DC-8
. Click
Here to See Air Canada’s DC-8 Fleet Information.


Click
Here to View a Photo of the Actual Aircraft

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