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Title Delta Douglas DC-8 Super 61, N807E Ship 807, Model Airplane
Date 1967-1983
Collection Delta Air Lines Promotional Objects
Object Name Model
Catalog Number 1995.157.34
Description Douglas DC-8 Super 61, N861DC, model airplane painted in Douglas Aircraft Co. livery. Model is plastic on a 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.

Delta converted its DC-8-61 aircraft to DC-8-71 standard with CF56-2 engines in April 1982-November 1983. The fleet was sold to United Parcel Service (UPS) in December 1986 and leased back until 1988-1989.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Douglas DC-8-60
Douglas DC-8
Logo, Delta Classic Widget
Subjects Aircraft
Airplanes
Model airplanes