- Editorial Uses AllowedExtended Uses May Need Clearances
The intellectual property depicted in this model, including the brand "mcdonnell douglas", is not affiliated with or endorsed by the original rights holders. Editorial uses of this product are allowed, but other uses (such as within computer games) may require legal clearances from third party intellectual property owners. Learn more.
This model comes fully textured, with all materials and textures. The turbines, flaps, ailerons, rudder, elevators and landing gear are animateable. Landing gear can also be hidden for gear up flight. It is built near to scale and available in several formats.
The Douglas DC-8 was a rival of the 707 series. It was developed at the same time and was very similar in design and capabilities. Being one of the first practical jet airliners capable of inter-continental range and a larger capacity, the DC-8 was historic and popular with airlines. The first DC-8 flew in 1957. These aircraft had a good safety record and were used in main airline routes until late in the 1970s