DC-8 / Flying Tigers LineItem Number: C1306
Flying Tiger Line DC-8 model airplane. Fly the skies with style and grace! Our DC-8 / Flying Tigers Line offers a museum-quality display model that captures the spirit of aviation history. Your highly detailed and incredibly realistic model is sure to be the pride of any aircraft enthusiast's collection. Soar to new heights with the Flying Tigers Line!
The DC-8 was the first Douglas jet-powered transport. It entered service simultaneously with United Airlines and Delta Air Lines on Sept. 18, 1959. Powered by four jet turbine engines, the DC-8 was capable of speeds of more than 600 mph. In a test dive, it became the first commercial transport of any kind to break the sound barrier. Throughout its 14-year-long production run, the DC-8 went through seven major variants, for a total of 556 aircraft.
Mahogany wood. Scale: 1/100. Wingspan 17 1/2 inches, Length 22 1/2 inches.