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Douglas DC-8

George Walker Cearley

Douglas DC-8

a pictorial history

by George Walker Cearley

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Published by G.W. Cearley, Jr. in Dallas, TX (P.O. Box 12312, Dallas 75225) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet transport) -- History.,
  • Aeronautics, Commercial -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 100).

    Statementwritten by George Walker Cearley, Jr.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL686.D65 C43 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination100 p. :
    Number of Pages100
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1143218M
    LC Control Number94113644

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was the big day. Ship One (ND) took to the air for. Published in February issue By Charles Kennedy The Douglas Aircraft Company’s first jetliner, the DC-8, had a good early run; however, bysales were faltering, with only 14 ordered, nine of them being top-ups for United Airlines (UA). A radical move was needed to save the program.

Douglas had been considering a major. The DC-8 entered revenue service with both Delta Air Lines and United in September By March ofDouglas had reached their planned production rate of eight DC-8s a month. On Aug a Douglas DC-8 broke the sound barrier at Mach or.

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The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engine long-range Jet Airliner with a capacity of maximum passengers produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company. A freighter variant of the DC-8 was available also.

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By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to. The popular DC-8 was Douglas' first jet powered airliner, and the USA's second successful jet powered transport behind the Boeing Despite its strong hold on the world airliner market in the early s, and the appearance of the jet powered De Havilland Comet inDouglas moved cautiously into the field of jet powered transports, a decision which was to cost it dearly in lost.

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The DC-8 withstood the test of time. DC 8. This NASA film shows the rollout of the first Douglas DC-8 jet, and the ground testing of its instruments.

At the aircraft makes its first test flight. The DC-8 was in head to head competition with Boeing’s with the latter outselling the DC-8 by about 2 to 1 due to earlier delivery and a price advantage courtesy of a massive USAF jet transport tanker order.

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The DC arrived in Juneretaining the JT3D-3B engines but with strengthened structure from the freighter versions and ,pound (, kg) maximum weight. 88 DCs were built plus the 14 converted from Series 10/ DC-8 Jet Trader: Douglas approved development of freighter versions of the DC-8 in Maybased on the.

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