Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines operated a fleet of six DC-8-11s which were delivered from the Douglas factory in 1959, plus an additional seven former Pan Am DC-8-33s added to the fleet in 1969.
Delta’s original -11s were converted to series -51s in 1963, and remained in service until 1980s. The thirstier former Pan Am -33s were retired in 1974 during the oil crises. For the most part, Delta operated their short DC-8s on the domestic US trunk routes, and were supplemented by a fleet of thirteen DC-8-61s, which made Delta’s DC-8s quite a common site at US airports in the 1960s and 1970s.
You can now order your exclusively produced 1/50th scale cast aluminum Delta Air Lines DC-8-11. We require a deposit at time of order, and please allow eight weeks for the completion of your model.
Scale: 1/50th / length: 36 inches / wingspan: 33 inches / supplied with stand and shipping crate.