Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – ANZ DC-8-52




Fred
Cox

DC-8 Jet Collection




AIR
NEW ZEALAND


DC-8-52



1/88 Scale










Color Scheme: Second
Colors (Post TEAL)


Registration: ZK-NZA

Composition: Refinished Polished Aluminum
Model – Originally Made in Spain For Iberia


Dimensions: Length:
21.5″ (55cm), Wingspan 19.5″ (50cm)


Condition: Excellent


Model History: This
is an Polished Aluminum model which was made in Spain and originally
painted in Iberia colors. Since the Iberia paint scheme wasn’t
very accurate, and I already had a Douglas Factory Iberia DC-8,
I decided to have it refinished in Air New Zealand colors. My
friends at Airborne Replicas
once again did a fantastic job at refinishing it for me. I Received
it on January 3, 2003.


Air
New Zealand’s DC-8 History:
Air New Zealand, New Zealand’s
Flag Carrier, began operations as Tasman Empire Airways Limited
(TEAL) by starting trans-Tasman flight service in 1949. During
the 1950s TEAL’s "Coral Route" (Auckland-Suva-Apia-Akiama-Papeete)
became a very popular route for international air travellers.
In 1965 TEAL was renamed Air New Zealand and took it’s first Factory
Delivery of the Douglas DC-8. Air New Zealand went on to operate
a total of 8 DC-8s, all DC-8-52s – except for one which they had
converted from a DC-8-52 to a DC-8-54F (Jet Trader). Five of their
eight DC-8s were Factory Deliveries, two were purchased used from
United Airlines and one was leased from United. Air New Zealand
retired it’s last DC-8 on August 30, 1989 thus ending 24 years
of excellent service for the airline. Click
Here to See Air New Zealand’s DC-8 Fleet Information.


Click
Here to View a Photo of the Actual Aircraft

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