Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-8 airplane model

Douglas DC-8 Eastern Airlines

Item Number: 1749
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Douglas DC-8 Eastern Airlines airplane model. Behold the beauty of the Douglas DC-8 Eastern Airlines! This magnificent wooden model is exquisitely crafted for quality that lasts. Every detail is carefully presented, perfect for any aviation enthusiast or collector. Experience a piece of history today!

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.