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: 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 co-ordinated 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 TCAs 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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