Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – BN DC-8-62 Orange

BRANIFF INTERNATIONAL
DC-8-62

"FLYING COLORS OF SOUTH AMERICA"

1/72 Scale









Color Scheme: Alexander Calder Scheme

Registration: N1805

Composition: A Refinished Douglas Factory Aluminum Model

Dimensions: Length: 26″ (66cm), Wingspan 24.75″ (63cm)

Condition: Mint

Model History: I believe this was produced in the early to mid 1960s by the Douglas Aircraft Model Shop. I Acquired it on May 25, 2005 from a fellow collector. It was finished in a "hybrid" Douglas livery of the DC-8-62. This hybrid livery had an all white fuselage, wings & engines with "Douglas DC-8-62" Titles on the fuselage & tail. It looked very much like the Original DC-8 "Ship One" Livery but the actual DC-8-62 never flew in this livery. It may have been finished this way as an early proposal model for the Super 62. After much thought I decided to have the model refinished in the Braniff Calder Scheme. I had hoped to find a large scale model of the Calder DC-8 but have never found one available for purchase. Thus, on May 22, 2006 I sent this model, numerous pictures, drawings & very detailed instructions on how the Calder DC-8 should be painted to Airborne Replicas to be repainted in the Philippines. This model was the last metal model I had to send to the folks at Airborne and by far required the most detailed work to make it correctly and they certainly came through for me! When I received it back on February 22, 2007 I was amazed at how well they did this model! Adding a Large Scale Braniff Calder DC-8-62 Definitely Was a Dream Come True!