Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – Seaboard & Western L-1049H Constellation
Color Scheme: Final Colors
Composition: One Piece Aluminum Model
Dimensions: Length: 17" (43cm), Wingspan 18.25″ (46.5cm)
Model History: When I saw this beautiful Connie, at my friend
Dan’s home, I was really "taken" with it. Later, when
I decided to collect a single model of each of the more popular
propliners of the past, I knew that this was the one I wanted
for a Connie. It not only has beautiful colors and the Connie’s
beautiful lines, but Seaboard & Western was the predecessor
of Seaboard World Airlines which flew quite a few DC-8s. Many
thanks to you Dan for trading me this model on March 11, 2006
– I know it was hard to give up, but something tells me it will
be back in your collection sometime in the future. I don’t usually
display six pictures of one model but the Connie is stunning –
any way you look at it.
& Western’s 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). Click
Here To See A Seaboard World DC-8F-55 Model & Also For More
Information on Seaboard World Airlines.
Here to View a Photo of the Actual Aircraft
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