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

Fred
Cox
DC-8 Jet Collection

ALITALIA


Linee Aeree Italiane

DC-8-42

1/72
Scale

Color Scheme: Delivery Colors

Registration:
I-DIWA

Composition: Douglas Factory Polished Aluminum Model

Dimensions:
Length: 24.5" (62cm), Wingspan 23.5" (60cm)

Condition:
Near Mint

Model Hisotry: Produced in the late 1950s by the Douglas
Aircraft Model Shop. I Acquired it on August 11, 1973 directly from the McDonnell
Douglas Corporation. I traded this model to Dan Wells in 2002 for one to expand
my collection. This year, when Dan contacted me about selling some of his collection
I was very happy to buy this model back from him – since it had been in my collection
nearly from the start. Thank You Dan for letting me buy this back from you – I’m
very, very happy to have it back! I received it on February 26, 2003.

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 Count.




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