Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – DAC DC-8-62

Douglas Aircraft Corporation
DC-8-62

1/100 Scale


Color Scheme: Prototype Colors

Registration: None

Composition: Resin

Dimensions: Length: 18.5″ (47cm), Wingspan 17.75″ (45cm)

Condition: Mint

Model History: Produced by Pacific Miniatures, Fullerton, CA. Acquired on October 20, 1999 from Jetstreams USA.

Douglas DC-8-62 Background Information
From McDonnell Douglas Corporation Public Relations
Dated September, 1971

"Super 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 tankage.

The 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.

Super 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 statute miles.

First 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 22, 1967."


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