Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – QC DC-8-33




Fred Cox

DC-8 Jet Collection



Air Congo
DC-8-33

1/100 Scale





Color Scheme: Delivery Colors

Registration:
None

Composition: One Piece Aluminum Model

Dimensions:
Length: 18″ (46cm), Wingspan 17.25″ (44cm)

Condition: Very Good

MODEL
HISTORY : This One Piece Aluminum model is from an unknown origin but was likely
produced in Europe. I obtained it from my friend & fellow collector Michael
Laschat in 2000. My friends at Airborne Replicas
once again did a fantastic job at refinishing it for me. I Received it back on
February 10, 2003. Unfortunately, during transit the #4 engine was broken off.
I repaired it and am pleased to add it to my collection.

AIRLINE
HISTORY: Air Congo began services in June 1961 as Congo’s Flag Carrier. The airline
was primarily owned by the Congo Government and Sabena Belgian Airlines and established
a large network of routes within the former Belgian Colony. Also, routes to Europe
from the Congo were jointly operated with Sabena using a Boeing 707 in the early
1960s. By the late 1960s Air Congo had split off with Sabena and had purchased
two DC-8s from Pan American and established a technical support agreement with
the carrier. In 1970 & 1971 two DC-8-63CF aircraft were Factory Delivered
from Douglas to be used for long haul passenger and cargo operations. On October
25, 1971 Air Congo was renamed Air Zaire to go along with the name change of the
country. Air Zaire continued to operate the DC-8, using the same registration
numbers, until the aircraft’s retirement in 1992. Sadly, at the end of 1994, Air
Zaire went bankrupt and ceased all operations.
Click
Here to See Air Congo’s DC-8 Fleet Count.








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