Airlineratings.com is opening its stunning photo archives to reveal dramatic images of the world’s most rugged airliner – the Douglas DC-8.
This collection is of the standard DC-8 for North American customers in the US and Canada such as National Airlines (above).
The DC-8 was in head to head competition with Boeing’s 707 with the latter outselling the DC-8 by about 2 to 1 due to earlier delivery and a price advantage courtesy of a massive USAF jet transport tanker order.
Another pivotal issue was the Douglas reluctance – at first – to stretch its DC-8 to match Boeing’s 320 series 707s. Boeing read more ⇒