Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – AZ DC-8-42

Fred
Cox
DC-8 Jet Collection

ALITALIA


Linee Aeree Italiane

DC-8-42


1/50 Scale



Color Scheme: Delivery Colors

Registration:
I-DIWA

Composition: Douglas Factory Polished Aluminum Model

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

Condition: Excellent

Model History: Produced in the late 1950s or 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.

Note: November 2005 – I decided
to mount this Alitalia Douglas Factory Model on the Fono Nicci Stand
which was previously mounted to my Aeronaves de Mexico Fono Nicci
Model. I then placed the Aeronaves DC-8 on a standard Douglas Factory
Model type stand. I did this because the Fono Nicci stand was made
specifically for Alitalia & hightlights the Country of Italy
right on it’s front and thus is more appropriate for the Alitalia
Model rather than the Aeronaves model. Many
thanks to my friend Anthony for suggesting this change for the better.

Alitalia’s
DC-8 History:
Alitalia, the Flag Carrier for Italy, was an
Original Delivery Customer of the Douglas DC-8. Alitalia took delivery
of 4 DC-8-42s (later converted to more advanced DC-8-43s) and 11
DC-8-43s – both types which were powered by 4 Rolls Royce Conway
Bypass Engines – one of the earliest types of commercial turbo-fan
engines. They inaugurated their DC-8 service on June 1, 1960 between
New York – Idlewild (now JFK) – Milan – Rome and Idlewild – London-
Rome. In the late 1960s Alitalia took delivery of 9 DC-8 Super 62s
and 2 DC-8-62CFs (Convertible Freighters) and utilized these ultra
long range aircraft into the 1980s.

Click Here to See Alitalia’s DC-8
Fleet Information.

Links
To Other Alitalia Models On This Website:

DC-8-62H 1/200 Scale in Delivery
Colors

DC-8-62CF 1/200 Scale in Delivery
Colors

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