Douglas DC-8

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The Douglas DC-8 is a jet aircraft in av8. Along with the Boeing 707, it is the first large jet available.


Introduction 1959
Withdrawal 1999
Aircraft Type Large
Cruising Speed 592mph
Landing Speed 192mph
Capacity 124 pax & 30 mail, or 120 crates of goods
189 pax & 40 mail, or 180 crates of goods (1967 - Super 60)



Douglas was the world leader in piston airliner production, with over 10,000 Douglas DC-3s built for the war effort. Their first jet airliner, the DC-8, was very similar to Boeing's 707, but never quite as successful.

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