Airlineratings.com is opening its beautiful picture archives to disclose dramatic photographs of the world’s most rugged airliner – the Douglas DC-8.
This assortment is of the usual DC-Eight for North American clients within the US and Canada equivalent to Nationwide Airlines (above).
The DC-Eight was in face to face competitors with Boeing’s 707 with the latter outselling the DC-Eight by about 2 to 1 as a consequence of earlier supply and a price benefit courtesy of a large USAF jet transport tanker order.
So airways like Pan Am (image beneath) which ordered 25 DC-8s and 20 707s to begin, dropped the “8” and went on to order about 100 707s. On the time Pan Am was the world’s main worldwide airline and what it did influenced many airways.
The opposite main subject for the “8” was its preliminary vary deficiency beneath ensures and it took a while to rectify.
SEE tremendous photographs of the 707.
However as a result of, partially, the airplane was so rugged it might simply be stretched and the lengthened variations – the Tremendous 60 sequence – would make a fortune for each airways and later cargo operators for many years.
We are going to function the Tremendous 60s later this week.
Northwest was an early buyer of the DC-Eight however switched to the 707 due to the vary points with the “8”.
Japanese Airlines was a big buyer for the “8”.
Delta Air Strains was one other huge buyer for the “8”.
TIA was a constitution operator that ordered the “8”.
Canadian Pacific ordered Rolls Royce powered DC-8s, the sequence 40.
Like its competitors, above, Trans Canada Airlines, now Air Canada operated the sequence 40.
Airlift was one other US-based constitution operator.
United Airlines was the biggest operator of the DC-8, this one being a pure freighter.
Capitol Worldwide Airlines was a constitution operator.