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Douglas DC-8

United States (1959)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Douglas DC-8 Long-Range Passenger Transport.

 Entry last updated on 5/31/2016; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

Basic Specifications
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United States
Year: 1959
Type: Long-Range Passenger Transport
Manufacturer(s): Douglas Aircraft Company - USA
Production: 556

Douglas Aircraft Company produced the four-engined DC-8 from 1958 into 1972.

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Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 3
Length: 150.49 ft (45.87 m)
Width: 142.42 ft (43.41 m)
Height: 43.34 ft (13.21 m)
Empty Weight: 134,041 lb (60,800 kg)
MTOW: 683,433 lb (310,000 kg)

Installed Power
4 x Pratt & Whitney JT4A-9 turbojet engines developing 16,800 lb thrust each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 588 mph (946 kph; 511 kts)
Maximum Range: 4,604 mi (7,410 km; 4,001 nm)
Service Ceiling: 35,000 ft (10,668 m; 6.63 mi)


Operators List
France; Gabon; Peru; Spain; Thailand; United States

Series Model Variants
• DC-8-10
• DC-8-11
• DC-8-12
• DC-8-20
• DC-8-31
• DC-8-32
• DC-8-33
• DC-8-41
• DC-8-42
• DC-8-43
• DC-8-51
• DC-8-52
• DC-8-53
• DC-8-55
• DC-8F-54
• DC-8F-55
• DC-8-61
• DC-8-62
• DC08-63
• DC-8-71
• DC-8-72
• DC-8-73