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: 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. Click
Here To See a Seaboard & Western Lockheed L-1049H Model.

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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