Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – WO DC-8-63CF

Fred Cox
DC-8 Jet Collection

World Airways

1/50 Scale

Color Scheme: Delivery Colors

Registration: N100WA

Composition: A Douglas Factory Style Polished Aluminum Model made by Gary Field

Dimensions: Length: 44" (112cm), Wingspan 35" (89cm)

Condition: Excellent

Model History: The blank for this model was made for me by my friend Gary Field using a pattern from an Original Douglas Factory DC-8-61 Fuselage & Original Douglas Factory DC-8-62 Wing which I had. In my 30+ years of collecting I have yet to find an Original Douglas Factory Polished Aluminum DC-8-63 Finished Model or blank that could be refinished (though I do know that some were made). Thus when Gary agreed to make this blank for me I was Very Happy & Relieved because 2 of the 44 Original Delivery Customers flew Only the DC-8-63(CF) and they were World Airways & American Flyers Airline. To reach my goal of collecting a large scale metal DC-8 model of each of the 44 Original Delivery Customers I had to have at least 2 DC-8-63s. In another stroke of luck, I had acquired 1 set of decals of each of these two airlines back in 1973 from Marketing Aids (Model Maker For Douglas/McDonnell Do