Douglas DC-8-71/73 United Model Scale:1/100
Wingspan: 17.5 inches
Length: 22.5 inches
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The DC-8 is a four-engined narrow-body passenger commercial jet airliner, manufactured from 1958 to 1972 by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Its main competition is the Boeing 707, and since the DC-8 was launched afterwards, it never established Douglas in a strong position in the airliner market. Its one advantage is the DC-8 design allowed it to hold slightly more cargo than the 707. The DC-8 remained in production until 1972 when it began to be superseded by much larger designs, including the DC-10 and Boeing 747. Some re-engined DC-8s remain in service as freighters. This specific model is painted in the United Airlines paint scheme.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!