Douglas Aircraft Company

The Douglas Aircraft Company Has Been an Aerospace Manufacturer located in Southern California. Donald Wills Douglas Sr. on July founded the Business 2-2, 1921 after the dissolution of this Davis-Douglas Company, at Santa Monica, California.

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DC-8 Jet Variants

The version had the high-drag wing-tips, and all were switched into DC-8-12 standard. Even the DC-8-12 had slots and also the wing-tips, 3-4 inches long and 80 inches between your motors on each wing inboard of those motors.

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DC-8 Early Design Phase

Douglas secretly began jet transport project definition studies in mid-1952. By mid-1953 these had developed into a form similar to the final DC-8; an 80-seat, low-wing aircraft with four Pratt & Whitney JT3C turbojet engines, 30° wing sweep, and an internal cabin diameter of 11 feet (3.35 m) to allow five-abreast seating.

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