Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – ANZ DC-8F-54
DC-8 Jet Collection
Color Scheme: Final Colors
Composition: Die-Cast Metal
Dimensions: Length: 8.5″ (22cm), Wingspan 8.12″ (20.5cm)
Model History: Produced by Jet Wings Models, England. Acquired
from Collectors Aircraft Models, England on April 28, 1999.
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.
To Other Air New Zealand Models On This Website:
DC-8-52 1/88 Scale in Delivery Colors
DC-8-52 1/200 Scale in Final
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