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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 m²2927 ft²
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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