Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – KLM DC-8-32

Fred
Cox
DC-8 Jet Collection

Koninklijke
Luchtvaart Maatschappij, NV


<Better
Known As>


KLM
ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES

DC-8-32

1/50
Scale





Color Scheme: Delivery Colors

Registration:
PH-DCA

Ship No: CA (As Noted Above The Rear Cockpit Window on Each Side)

Composition: An Original Douglas Factory Polished Aluminum Model

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

Condition: Excellent

Model History: Produced in the late 1950s or early 1960s by the Douglas Aircraft Model Shop. Acquired on August 25, 2009 from Paul Hudak, owner of Adventure International Travel Service in Lakewood, Ohio. This Beautiful Model was displayed in Paul’s Travel Agency for over 30 years. During all of these years it was very well taken care of and thus is in excellent overall shape today. I have been searching for a KLM DC-8 Douglas Factory Model for many years and to have found one in such nice condition has made the wait well worth while! Many, Many Thanks to Paul for selling me this Wonderful Model and Best Wishes to You & Adventure International Travel!

KLM’s
DC-8 History:
Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, NV, better
known as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, is the oldest airline in the
world which is still operating under it’s original name. KLM began
services in 1919 and has had a long history of innovation which
has advanced the world’s airline industry and this legacy remained
true with the Douglas DC-8. KLM not only operated it’s own large
fleet of DC-8s (most of them Factory Delivered) but was also instrumental
in assisting several other airlines around the world in establishing
their DC-8 services and insuring that they were up to international
safety and service standards. These airlines that KLM assisted,
including financial assistance through operating leases, included
Philippine Airlines, Garuda Indonesian Airlines, VIASA (Venezolana
Internacional de Aviacion SA) & Martinair Holland. If you look
at KLM’s Fleet Count you will see the extensive interactions & influence that they had with these 4 airlines. Throughout
their long history KLM has maintained a close working relationship
with Douglas & McDonnell Douglas from the early DC-2 through
the final MD-11. KLM was a big supporter of the DC-8 & was the
First Foreign Airline introduce the DC-8 Series 32 (PH-DCA),
and the -Very- First Airline introduce the DC-8-50 Fan Jet (a DC-8-53)
& the DC-8 Super 63 – Long Range, High Capacity Stretch Fan
Jet. Today, KLM continues to be one of the world’s premier airlines
and although they are under a lot of pressure with the advent of
worldwide airline deregulation & consolidation, they will hopefully
not only survive but thrive and never loose that Dutch Hospitality.  Click Here to See KLM’s DC-8 Fleet
Information.

Click
Here to View a Photo of the Actual Aircraft

[When Finished – Please Press
The Back Button On Your Browser to Return to this Page]

Photo Courtesy Of & Many Thanks To: AIRLINERS.NET
and Photographer Ralf Manteufel

Click Here To View
Interior Photos of KLM’s DC-8-32

KLM flew the DC-8 in 4 different liveries. If you would like
to see some other KLM Models with Different Liveries & DC-8
Types please click on the links below. The Livery I don’t have a
model in is the Third Livery (Around 1970) with horizontal blue
stripes down the fuselage (similar to the second livery) & a
white tail with KLM Logo (similar to the final livery). Someday,
I hope to find a KLM DC-8 model with this Third Livery.

Links
To Other KLM Models On This Web Site:

DC-8F-55 1/50 Scale Cutaway
Model
in Second Colors


DC-8-63 1/72 Scale in Second Colors
DC-8-63 1/200 Scale in Final Colors







USE OF ANY
IMAGES FROM THIS WEBSITE IS PROHIBITED WITHOUT CONSENT
FROM THE IMAGE AUTHOR.

 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *