DC-9 / Continental

DC-9 / Continental

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Douglas DC-9 Continental Airlines model.

The DC-9 was developed as a short range airliner complementing the much larger DC-8. Development was launched on April 8 1963, with a launch order from Delta following soon after. The DC-9 was an all new design, featuring rear fuselage mounted engines, a Ttail, moderately swept wings and seats for up to 90 passengers.

Construction of the prototype began in July 1963 and the first flight occurred on February 25 1965. Certification and service entry occurred on November 23 and December 8 1965, respectively.

Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/72. Wingspan 14.5 inches, Length&nbsp,19 inches.