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Title Douglas DC-8 Super 61 Model Airplane
Date ca. 1967
Collection Delta Air Lines Promotional Objects
Object Name Model
Catalog Number 1995.157.34
Description Douglas DC-8-61, N861DC plastic model airplane in Douglas Aircraft Co. house livery. Round black plastic base with gold-embossed words: "Douglas DC-8 Super 61."
Scale - 1:160
Height (in) 9
Length (in) 14
Width (in) 10.5
Dimension Details Dimensions taken with stand

Width = Wingspan

Length = Nose to Tail
Provenance The Douglas DC-8-61, was called the "Super" or "Stretched Eight." First Delta service on April 18, 1967. The model -61 was 37 feet longer than the standard DC-8. It offered 60% more seat capacity than the standard DC-8, yet the operating costs were no more than 10% higher. The long cabin could accommodate 252 seats in an all-economy layout, but Delta's two-class configuration held 195 passenger seats.
Search Terms Douglas Aircraft Co., 1921-1967
Douglas DC-8-60
Douglas DC-8
Subjects Aircraft
Model airplanes
Aircraft industry
Credit line Delta Air Lines