Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection Index




This
summer I’m dedicating my front page to Delta Air Lines. Delta was the
first airline to start DC-8 Service in 1959 and operated a large number
& different types of DC-8s. Among Delta’s DC-8 Fleet were the DC-8-11/12,
-32/33, -51, -61 & -71. Not only has Delta been a loyal operator
of Douglas Jets they have also been loyal to their employees throughout
the years – nearly always offering the highest pay and benefits in the
industry. Having worked for Delta I can attest to their what a great
airline they have been to work for. Unfortunately, during the last several
years (since 9/11) Delta & it’s employees have suffered many hardships
but these dedicated employees (starting right from the top with Jerry
Grinstein – who was instrumental in saving Western Airlines in the 1980s)
are turning the company around to assure that Delta & it’s proud
heritage will live on. As a matter of fact, today, May 31, 2006, the
Delta Pilots ratified their new contract & the bankruptcy judge
approved it so Delta is now firmly on their path to recovery.
Here’s to you Delta!


"Models
Of The Month" From My Collection

Welcome
Fellow DC-8 Enthusiasts!



As
you may guess from my eMail, eBay and web addresses – I’m a HUGE FAN
of the Douglas DC-8 and have been for over 40 years! I originally created
this site in the year 2000 to display my DC-8 model collection
.
However, though I am still enthusiastically displaying my models (see
above & below), I am continuously adding more and more information
about the Wonderful History of the DC-8 and the Airlines who
Operated and Continue To Operate What I Consider To Be The Finest First
Generation Jetliner.

Please click on any of the links below for more information about the
DC-8.

History,
Technical, Customer & Other DC-8 Information

The
DC-8 Skybus

An Early Design Concept for the DC-8 ca. 1945-1946


The
History of ‘Ship One’


Explanation
of Standard DC-8 vs Super DC-8 Designations

DC-8
Technical Information – All Versions

The
Original Airline Factory Delivery Customers

The
DC-8 Supersonic Flight (One For The Record Books)

Re-Engining
The Douglas DC-8 Series 60s

A Comprehensive Article by McDonnell Douglas

DC-8
Super Seventies Conversions at McDonnell Douglas – Tulsa
Personal Recollections by Mechanic Roger M "Flash"
Gordon

DC-8
Super Seventies Conversions – A Detailed List

Present
DC-8 Operators & A Summary Of The Status Of All DC-8s Built

The
NASA DC-8-72 Airborne Laboratory – Information & Great Photos


Many
Thanks to Lufthansa Captain Volker Niebel who gave me this Round DC-8
Logo
Piece (Above Center) which came from the Control Yoke of an Actual DC-8-73
.

Fred
Cox DC-8 Jet Collection

Information & Photos


This
Year Marks my 33rd Anniversary of Collecting Professionally Finished
DC-8 Models from Large Scale Douglas Factory Type Polished Aluminum
Models (My Specialty) and Cutaway Models – Down To Some Small Scale
1/200, 1/400 & 1/500 Scale Die-Cast Models. In addition I collect
memorabilia about the DC-8 & the two great airlines that I had the
privilege of working for – Western Airlines & Delta Air Lines.


Way back in 1973 when I acquired my first Douglas Factory DC-8 model
(Iberia Livery) I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I could someday
have a DC-8 Collection with a Large Scale Metal Model (preferably a
Douglas Factory Type) of each of the 44 Original Delivery Customers.
However, on June 13, 2005 my dream came true with the addition of the
last original customer I needed – which was a Riddle Airlines DC-8F-54.
If you would like to read a more detailed
history about my 33 years of model collecting please click on the
"My Personal History of Model Collecting…."
below.

Looking
forward, I plan to continue collecting DC-8 models (especially rare
or exotic schemes) and a few more DC-9s as well, but perhaps not as
actively as in the past. In addition, this month
I’ve started to collect a few propliner models. I am looking for just
one of each type of the most popular propliners which graced our skies
in the 1930s, 40s & 50s.
Most importantly, I plan to continue expanding this web site
to include more & more information about the
Great
Douglas Eight!

For
more information about my background please select from the links below.

My
Original Interest In the DC-8, Travels on the DC-8 and
My Personal History of Model Collecting – From 1972 to the Present

How
I Rate a Model’s Condition & Deciding When To Restore or Refinish
A Model

Model Finishing Today: Deciding
Whether to Decal Versus Hand Painting

A
Gallery of Images From My DC-8 Model Collection

Large
Scale Metal DC-8 Models (1/100 & Larger)

+
Fiberglass,
Resin &amp Plastic DC-8 Models (1/164 & Larger)


Mahogany
Wood DC-8 Models (1/164 & Larger)

Small
Scale DC-8 Models (1/200 & Smaller)


Douglas
DC-9 Models of All Scales & Compositions

Great
Propliners From The Past – Information & Models

Models
of Other Types of Jet Aircraft

Models
Available For Trade or Sale

Sorry
– None Available At This Time.


Links
to My Favorite Sites

Note:
^^ Most Recent Update^^

Images
From Other Model Collections

This
Section is Devoted To Displaying Some Other Collector’s Model Collections.
In Return They Have Contributed To This Web Site & Have Enabled
Me To Keep Advertising Off From It.
Many Thanks To Their Support!

DC-8
Model Kit Art Restored by Christian Bryan

Beautiful
Restorations of Model Kit Box Tops From The Past.

The
Ohio River Valley Model Collection

An
Impressive Collection of Airliner Models of All Types.

Model
Collection From The Great White North

A
Great Model Collection Dedicated To The Canadian Airlines.

The
Strijbeek FFF Model Collection

August
12, 2006

A
Wonderful Dutch Collection of Fokker & KLM Models.

The
Mile Collection

August
12, 2006

An
Excellent Collection of Airliner Models from Belgium.


Guest Book

If
you have Anything DC-8 related that you are willing to part with, or
have any questions or suggestions please
e-mail me at

info@dc-8jet.com
I am open to trades for some of my collection
– please see the ‘Models Available For Trade or Sale’ link above.

Thank
You For Visiting:
1www.dc-8jet.com
!



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