Fred Cox
DC-8 Jet Collection

AIR CANADA
DC-8-41 1/50 Scale




Color Scheme: Second Colors (Post Trans-Canada)

Registration: CF-TJA

Composition: An Original Douglas Factory Polished Aluminum Model

Dimensions: Length: 35.5" (91cm), Wingspan 34" (86cm)

Condition: Very Good

Model History: Produced in the early 1960s by the Douglas Aircraft Model Shop or Marketing Aids (Subcontractor for Douglas for Model Production). Acquired on February 25, 2002 from My Friend Ira Kuperstein in a Trade.

Air Canada's DC-8 History: Air Canada is Canada's Flag Carrier and originally started operations in 1937 as Trans-Canada Air Lines. The name was officially changed to Air Canada on June 1, 1964. Both Trans-Canada and Air Canada were original delivery customers of the Douglas DC-8 (Click Here to See a Trans-Canada DC-8-41 Model). Air Canada took delivery of 3 DC-8-53s, 3 DC-8F-54s (Jet Traders), 7 Super DC-8-61s and 13 Super DC-8-63s. In the early 1980s Air Canada converted 7 of the 13 DC-8-63s to DC-8-63AF (Air Freighters) which extended the DC-8's life with the airline. A few years later six of the seven DC-8-63AFs were then converted to DC-8-73AFs with the new CFM-56 High Bypass Ratio Turbofan Engines which further extended the DC-8's life with Air Canada. Air Canada thus set the records for being the Longest Operator of the DC-8 with nearly 34 years of service (1960-1994) -and- was also the Last Original Operator to Retire the DC-8. Click Here to See Air Canada's DC-8 Fleet Information.

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