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Douglas DC-8

Douglas DC-8-62H © Mike Vallentin
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The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engine long-range Jet Airliner with a capacity of maximum 259 passengers produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company.
Propulsion4 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney JT3D-7
Engine Power (each)84,5 kN19000 lbf
Speed967 km/h522 kts
  601 mph
Service Ceiling12.802 m42.000 ft
Range3.445 km1.860 NM
2.140 mi.
Empty Weight69.740 kg153.750 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight158.750 kg349.984 lbs
Wing Span45,24 m148,4 ft
Wing Area271,9 m2927 ft
Length57,12 m187,4 ft
Height12,93 m42,4 ft
First Flight30.05.1958
Production Statusout of production
Total Production556
ICAO CodeDC85 / DC86 / DC87
Data for (Version)Douglas DC-8-63
A freighter variant of the DC-8 was available also. Many DC-8 have been upgrated with modern turbofan engines CFM56-2 in the 1980s. Today (2010), the DC-8 is still in service as freighter or luxury corporate aircraft.

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