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

Fred Cox
DC-8 Jet Collection

Northwest Orient Airlines
DC-8-32
1/400 Scale


Color Scheme: Final Colors

Registration: N804US

Composition: Die-cast Metal

Dimensions: Length: 4.25″ (11cm), Wingspan 4.25″ (11cm)

Condition: Mint

History: Produced by Gemini Jets, Las Vegas, NV (Made in China) especially for SkyJets400.com. Acquired on Oct. 1, 2001 from SkyJets400, Sherman Oaks, CA.

Northwest’s DC-8 History: Northwest Orient was an Original Delivery Customer of the DC-8. Northwest received it’s first DC-8-32 (N801US) on May 18, 1960 and inaugurated their first "DC-8C Polar Imperial Service" from New York Idlewild (now JFK) – Anchorage – Tokyo on July 8, 1960. Originally, Northwest had ordered 10 DC-8-32s (of which they actually took delivery of five) and planned to use them for long haul international routes and the Boeing 720B for the shorter domestic routes. The first 2 DC-8s were delivered in an earlier livery. Click here to see a NW DC-8-32 Model in the Original Delivery Colors. The last 3 DC-8s were delivered in an updated (and Final) livery which is depicted on the above model. In 1962 Northwest decided to phase out it’s DC-8s in favor of the Boeing 707-351B and all DC-8s were phased out by July, 1964. Northwest thus set the records for being the Shortest Original Operator of the DC-8 with just 4 years of service (1960-1964) -and- was also the First Original Operator to Retire the DC-8. Click Here to See Northwest’s DC-8 Fleet Information.


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