|Title||Douglas DC-8, N80000, Model Airplane|
|Collection||Delta Air Lines Promotional Objects|
|Description||DC-8 model airplane in Douglas Aircraft Co. livery. Model is marked with fake registration number "N80000." Model is diecast metal with decals. It has its original Douglas Aircraft Co. metal stand with logo and "DC-8" imprinted. Scale 1:200|
|Artist/Maker||K&B Allyn Co.|
Dimensions taken with stand
Width = Wingspan
Length = Nose to Tail
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.
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