Douglas DC-8

Airliner

Douglas DC-8-62H © Mike Vallentin
Photo ©: Mike Vallentin
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.
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.
Crew3
Passengers259
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

[Photo-ID: 11229] © Karsten Palt 2015-05-31
Douglas DC-8-52, United Airlines, N8066U, c/n 45850 / 257,© Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
DC-8-52
United Airlines
Reg.: N8066U
c/n: 45850 / 257
 
California Science Center [Los Angeles, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11230] © Karsten Palt 2015-05-31
Douglas DC-8-52, United Airlines, N8066U, c/n 45850 / 257,© Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
DC-8-52
United Airlines
Reg.: N8066U
c/n: 45850 / 257
 
California Science Center [Los Angeles, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10809] © Karsten Palt 2015-04-04
Douglas DC-8-53 Sarique, French Air Force / Armée de lDouglas
DC-8-53 Sarique
French Air Force / Armée de l'Air
Reg.: F-RAFE
c/n: 45570 / 134
 
Musee de l Air et de l Espace [Paris Le Bourget]
[Photo-ID: 10373] © Karsten Palt 2014-07-20
Douglas DC-8-61, JAL Japan Airlines, JA8048, c/n 46160,© Karsten Palt, 2014Douglas
DC-8-61
JAL Japan Airlines
Reg.: JA8048
c/n: 46160
 
This aircraft had an emergency landing 17. Sept. 1982 at Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport.
Shanghai Aerospace Enthusiasts Center [Shanghai]
[Photo-ID: 10372] © Karsten Palt 2014-07-20
Douglas DC-8-61, JAL Japan Airlines, JA8048, c/n 46160,© Karsten Palt, 2014Douglas
DC-8-61
JAL Japan Airlines
Reg.: JA8048
c/n: 46160
 
This aircraft had an emergency landing 17. Sept. 1982 at Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport.
Shanghai Aerospace Enthusiasts Center [Shanghai]
[Photo-ID: 10374] © Karsten Palt 2014-07-20
Douglas DC-8-61, JAL Japan Airlines, JA8048, c/n 46160,© Karsten Palt, 2014Douglas
DC-8-61
JAL Japan Airlines
Reg.: JA8048
c/n: 46160
 
This aircraft had an emergency landing 17. Sept. 1982 at Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport.
Shanghai Aerospace Enthusiasts Center [Shanghai]
[Photo-ID: 10371] © Karsten Palt 2014-07-20
Douglas DC-8-61, JAL Japan Airlines, JA8048, c/n 46160,© Karsten Palt, 2014Douglas
DC-8-61
JAL Japan Airlines
Reg.: JA8048
c/n: 46160
 
This aircraft had an emergency landing 17. Sept. 1982 at Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport.
Shanghai Aerospace Enthusiasts Center [Shanghai]