Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – SWA DC-8F-55




Fred
Cox

DC-8 Jet Collection





SEABOARD
WORLD AIRLINES


DC-8F-55

1/50
Scale












Color Scheme:
Delivery Colors


Registration:
N801SW


Composition:
A Refinished Douglas Factory Polished Aluminum
Model


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


Condition:
Near Mint


Model History:
The model blank and decals were produced by Marketing Aids (subcontractor
for Douglas) in the 1960s. I acquired them separately from two
different private collectors in 2001 & 2002. This was then
Beautifully Refinished by my friend Jim Powroznik (James Powroznik
Custom Models), Clovis, CA. and I Picked It Up on December 20,
2002. Once Again Jim Thanks For The Outstanding
Work!


Seaboard
World’s DC-8 History:
Seaboard & Western Airlines was
founded on September 16, 1946 and began operations on May 10,
1947 using a single Douglas DC-4. It was the first private freight
airline to begin transatlantic freight charters to Europe. The
company continued to grow in the 1950s with additional Douglas
DC-4s and Lockheed Constellations. In 1961 the company began replacing
the Constellations with the Canadair CL-44 and changed it’s name
to Seaboard World Airlines. In 1964 Seaboard World took delivery
of it’s first jet – a factory delivery of a Douglas DC-8-55JT
– Jet Trader (aka DC-8F-55). During the remainder of the 1960s
Seaboard World expanded it’s fleet with both DC-8F-55s Jet Traders
and Super DC-8-63CFs (Convertible Freighters) – 14
of which were Factory Delivered and another 19 DC-8F-54 &
55s, Super DC-8-61CFs and Super DC-8-63CFs which were bought or
leased on the used aircraft market.
Click
Here to See Seaboard World’s DC-8 Fleet Information.
During
the 1960s and 1970s Seaboard experienced a large expansion of
routes to Europe from the USA as well as Military Airlift Command
charters for the US Military between the USA and Viet Nam. In
addition, Seaboard World flew their jet freighters for other airlines
under contract as well as leased their aircraft to some other
airlines to operate themselves. Click Here
To See Air Bahama DC-8-63CF Model & History
– which was
leased from Seaboard World. You can see, in the Seaboard World
DC-8 Fleet Count Remarks, the Large Number of Very Complicated
Purchases, Leases, Subleases & Sales of DC-8s that Seaboard
World Transacted with both their Factory Delivered DC-8s and Used
DC-8s. In 1979 Tiger International, the parent company of Flying
Tiger Line, acquired the majority of shares in Seaboard World
and merged the two air freight companies in 1980. Flying Tiger
Line was the name used for the combined company and thus Seaboard
World Airlines ceased to exist in September, 1980. Click
Here To See Flying Tigers DC-8-61AF Model & History.


Click
Here to View a Photo of the Actual Aircraft

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