Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – UA DC-8-61

Fred Cox
DC-8 Jet Collection


1/250 Scale

Color Scheme: Final Colors

Registration: N8079U

Composition: Die-cast Metal

Dimensions: Length: 9″ (23cm), Wingspan 7″ (18cm)

Condition: Mint

Model History: Produced by Gemini Jets, Las Vegas, NV (Made in China). Acquired on September 27, 2004 from Airlinerz via eBay. This is my first Gemini Jets 250 model and I’m pleased with the quality – for it’s price.

United’s DC-8 History: United Air Lines was -by far- the biggest supporter and largest customer for the DC-8 – from the very beginning, with their order of the DC-8-11, to the end, with the conversion of their fleet of DC-8-61s into DC-8-71s. Though Pan American was the very first customer for the DC-8 with an order for 25 ‘over water’ versions on October 13, 1955, it was United who made the la