Douglas DC-8-43 Alitalia
Caption: Douglas DC-8-43, Alitalia, 1960. This large custom sized 8" X 24" print (20" wide image) ships rolled in a sturdy tube. Order on line or by phone at 585-554-5373. Please note online images carry a TWAA watermark. Your final print will not include this security device.
Douglas entered the design phase of their first jet airliner in 1952. Although Boeing had a head start with their 367-80, Douglas caught up quickly and the first DC-8-10 first flew on April 9, 1958. Douglas produced many successful variants from the series 10 to the long-range 60 and 70 series. The DC-8 saw a long production run from 1958 to 1972. Its longevity has been remarkable due to its larger cargo capacity than the 707 and reengined DC-8 are still in use in 2019