THY Turkish Airlines DC-8 model

In the early 1960s THY Turkish Airlines – Turk Hava Yollari considered ordering DC-8s from Douglas as the airline’s long range jet transport. Back in the day, the Douglas model shop produced 1/50 scale presentation models but they have long since vanished leaving us with only an artist’s impression of what a THY DC-8 might have looked like.

We are contacted by a model collector who asked if we could produce one of our 1/50 metal DC-8 models for him to match the Douglas artist’s impression, and our graphic design person did an excellent job replicating this amazing period colour scheme.

This one-off custom DC-8 airline display model is made of cast and polished aircraft grade aluminum, measuring 36 inches long in 1/50th scale, and carries the name “Istanbul” and was produced in August, 2013 and delivered to the customer in early September, 2013.

Early 1960s Douglas artist rendition of the proposed THY Turkish DC-8.

Early 1960s Douglas artist rendition of the proposed THY Turkish DC-8.

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