DC-8 Family

Long range airliner and freighter. In service since 1959. Built as DC-8- 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50. DC-8-10 initial domestic version, DC-8-20 with more powerful engines. Intercontinental series - 30, - 40 and - 50 with shorter fuselage und more powerful engines. From the early series only DC-8-50 remain in service as freighter. The DC-8 family includes the following modifications:

Aircraft Family Members

ICAO Type Designator Name Length (m)
DOUGLAS DC-8-50 DOUGLAS DC-8-50 45.90 m
DOUGLAS DC-8-60 DOUGLAS DC-8-60 57.10 m
DOUGLAS DC-8-70 DOUGLAS DC-8-70 57.10 m

Specification

Aircraft Length Wing span Engines Range MTOW
DC85 45.90 m 43.40 m

10: 4 x P&W JT3C-6 (60,5 kN) or
20: 4 x P&W JT4A-9 (75,3 kN) or
30, 40, 50: 4 x P&W JT3D-3 (80,6 kN) turbofans.

4900 NM 147400 kg
DC86 57.10 m 43.40 m

61/62: 4 x P&W JT3D-3B (80.6 kN) or
63: 4 x P&W JT3D-7 (85.1 kN) turbofans.

5500 NM 158700 kg
DC87 57.10 m 45.20 m

4 x CFM 56-2C5 (97.9 kN) turbofans.

4830 NM 162025 kg
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