Color Scheme: Current Colors
Composition: Philippine Mahogany
Dimensions: Length: 19″ (48cm), Wingspan 17.5″ (44.5cm)
Condition: Near Mint
Model History: Produced by an Unknown Model Maker in the Philippines.
Acquired from American Data Plates, Lancaster, CA on November
15, 2004. I’ve wanted a model of the NASA DC-8-72 for quite a
while. When Doug Baker from NASA contacted me about this web site
I was able to find the model and much more! Doug sent me a lot
of information and photos of the NASA DC-8 and I am very happy
to share them in the two links below. Many
thanks Doug for all of your help!
DC-8-72 History: Doulgas Aircraft delivered this DC-8-62H
(H for "Heavy" or Increased Gross Takeoff Weight) to
Alitalia registered as I-DIWK on
May 4, 1969. Braniff International bought the aircraft from Alitalia
on 1/7/79 and re-registered it N801BN.
Upon Braniff’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy the aircraft was purchased
by International Air Leases in 11/83. Cammacorp bought the DC-8
in 12/85 with the intention to re-engine it with new General Electric/Snecma
CFM56-2 High Bypass Engines. NASA acquired the DC-8-62H as N801BN
in 2/86 and it was delivered from Cammacorp as a DC-8-72 in 4/86.
NASA re-registered the DC-8-72 as N717NA
in 8/86 and it was based out of NASA’s Ames Research Center, near
San Francisco. When the aircraft was reassigned to NASA’s Dryden
Research Center, in California’s Mojave Desert, it was re-registered
as N817NA. Today NASA continues to
use the DC-8-72 in their research.
1/15/06: The NASA DC-8 has been reassigned to the NASA
Facility at Wallops, Virginia, & it has changed it’s call
sign once again. N436NA
more information about NASA’s DC-8-72 please click on the links
View Information & Statistics About NASA’s DC-8-72
View Some Outstanding Photos of NASA’s DC-8-72 Click
Information & Photos Courtesy Of & Many Thanks
and Doug Baker.
Further Information About NASA’s DC-8 Flying Laboratory &
Other NASA Dryden Research Center Projects Please Click Here -or-
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