Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – TCAL DC-8-41




Fred
Cox

DC-8 Jet Collection




TRANS-CANADA
AIR LINES


DC-8-41 <>
1/50
Scale














Color Scheme:
Delivery Colors


Registration:
CF-TJA


Composition:
A Refinished Douglas Factory Polished Aluminum
Model


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


Condition:
Near Mint


Model History:
This model blank was produced in the early 1960s by the Douglas
Aircraft Model Shop or Marketing Aids (Subcontractor for Douglas
for Model Production). I purchased it on eBay on February 21,
2002 with a tip from my friend Frank Samba. I then sent over to
the Philippines to have Airborne Replicas refinish it and received
it back on January 3, 2003. Once Again My Friend Don At Airborne
Replicas
Came Through For Me & The Model Was Beautifully
Finished!


Trans-Canada’s
DC-8 History:
Trans-Canada Air Lines was created in 1937
to establish a coordinated air service throughout Canada. As the
Canadian Flag Carrier, Trans-Canada expanded both within and outside
of Canada during the 1940s, 50’s and 60s. On April 2, 1960 Trans-Canada
introduced the jet age to Canada with the introduction of the
Douglas DC-8 Jetliner on trans-continental routes. On June 1,
1960 Trans-Canada further expanded it’s DC-8 services into the
trans-atlantic destinations of London & Prestwick. By January
4, 1961 all of TCA’s trans-atlantic services were served with
DC-8s. Trans-Canada was an Original Delivery Customer of the DC-8
and took delivery of 6 DC-8-41s, 2 DC-8-42s, 3 DC-8-43s – all
powered by Rolls Royce Conway Engines (all DC-8 Series 41 &
42 jets were subsequently converted to the more advanced DC-8-43
Series. On March 2, 1963 TCA introduced the Douglas DC-8F-54 (Jet
Trader), with Pratt & Whitney turbo fan engines, for passenger
and/or cargo combination services on their trans-atlantic destinations.
Click Here to See Trans-Canada’s
DC-8 Fleet Information.
On June 1, 1964 Trans-Canada officially
was renamed Air Canada and the newly named airline went on to
take factory deliveries of many more Douglas DC-8s and Super DC-8s
(Click Here to See an Air Canada DC-8-41
Model
).


Click
Here to View a Photo of the Actual Aircraft

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