Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – CP DC-8-43




Fred
Cox
DC-8 Jet Collection



CP
Air

DC-8-43

1/50
Scale









Color Scheme: Final Colors

Registration:
CF-CPI, "Empress of Amsterdam"

Composition: Douglas Factory
Polished Aluminum Model

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


Condition: Near Mint


Model History: I Acquired
this model in 2001 in Pan American Livery. Unfortunately the livery was too far
gone to restore so I sent it to my friend Don Stevens at Airborne
Replicas
for refinishing in the Philippines. I received it back on March 30,
2002 and Once Again They Did a Teriffic Job On It! CP Air is one of my Favorite
Airline Liveries of All Time so I am Very Happy to Add This Beautiful Model To
My Collection.


CP
Air’s DC-8 History:
CP Air was created in 1968 by the renaming
of Canadian Pacific Airlines. Click Here
to See a CPA DC-8-43 Model
. The parent company – Canadian
Pacific – had decided to align the airline’s name and color scheme
to that of it’s other subsidiaries – CP Hotels, CP Rail, etc.
The resulting red & orange color scheme sweeping up the fuselage
with the CP Air Logo on the tail was absolutely stunning and in
my opinion was one of the most beautiful paint schemes ever displayed
on the DC-8! In addition to Canadian Pacific Airlines being an
Original Delivery Customer of the DC-8-43 and DC-8-53, Canadian
Pacific/CP Air was also an Original Delivery Customer of the Douglas
DC-8 Super 63. CP Air took factory deliveries of 4 DC-8-63s in
1968 and also bought another DC-8-63PF from Eastern Airlines in
1972 & registered it CF-CPL. Click
Here to See a CPA DC-8-63PF Model
. The DC-8-63PF was a passenger
DC-8-63 which had the wings & landing gear strengthened to
freighter standards. Thus, all it took to convert the aircraft
to a pure freighter was simply to add the large cargo door near
the front port (left) entrance. CP Air operated their DC-8 fleet
into the early 1980s with the last being retired in 1983. Click
Here to See CP Air’s DC-8 Fleet Information.
One last note,
CP Air flew Douglas DC-8 ‘Ship One’ for one year from October
1966-October 1967. It was leased from Trans International Airlines
& registered CF-CPN "Empress of Santiago."


Click
Here to View a Photo of the Actual Aircraft

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