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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 ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com



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







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Douglas DC-8-32 Specifications



Service Year: 1959
Type: Long-Range Passenger Transport
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Douglas Aircraft Company - USA
Total Production: 556


Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)



Operating Crew (Typical): 3
Overall Length: 150.49 feet (45.87 meters)
Overall Width: 142.42 feet (43.41 meters)
Overall Height: 43.34 feet (13.21 meters)

Weight (Empty): 134,041 lb (60,800 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 683,433 lb (310,000 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)



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

Maximum Speed: 511 knots (588 mph; 946 kph)
Maximum Range: 4,001 nautical miles (4,604 miles; 7,410 km)
Service Ceiling: 35,000 feet (10,668 meters; 6.63 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload



None.

Global Operators (Customers, Users)



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

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