Color Scheme: Prototype
18.5″ (47cm), Wingspan 17.75″ (45cm)
Model History: Produced
by Pacific Miniatures, Fullerton, CA. Acquired on October 20,
1999 from Jetstreams USA.
DC-8-62 Background Information
From McDonnell Douglas Corporation Public Relations
62 DC-8, an ultra-long-range transport, has a six-foot greater
wingspan for a new total of 148.4 feet. The fuselage is 157.4
feet in length, 80 inches longer than that of the Series 50 version.
The three-foot wing tip extensions significantly reduce induced
drag under cruise conditions and also facilitate additional fuel
extension of the Super 62 fuselage, by adding 40-inch cabin sections
fore and aft of the wing, increases seating capacity to 189 in
all-coach configuration. Engine pods of new design augment thrust
and reduce drag by ducting turbofan air through the entire length
of the nacelle. Redesigned pylons for the ducted fan engines reduce
interference drag to a minimum.
62 is capable of carrying it full capacity of passengers and cargo
from central European points to the west coast of the United States
with ample fuel reserves. Maximum range with full payload is 6000
flight of the Super 62 occurred August 29, 1966, and initial delivery
to an airline [Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)] was on May
3, 1967. The long-range jetliner entered commercial service May