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Aircraft DataThe DC-8 is a medium to long range 4 engined airliner. It was the first jet powered airliner from Douglas, and the USA's second successful jet airliner after the Boeing 707. It was developed into many variants of differing ranges and capacities.
The DC-8 series -21 was the second distinct version of the DC-8, it was a slightly upgraded version of the series 10, with more powerful engines that improved range and hot and high performance.
|Country of origin||First flight||No. built||No. in service||Crew||Passengers|
|USA||1958||34||n/a||3||132 - 176|
4 x Pratt & Whitney JT3D/TF33 (16000 - 21000 lbf) turbofan engines.
The -20 used the JT4-A3, rated at 15800lb
|Length||150 ft. 6 in.|
|Wing Span||142 ft. 5 in.|
|Height||42 ft. 5 in.|
|Empty Weight||130,000 lbs.|
|Max Weight||276,000 lbs.|
|Max Speed||559 mph|
Updated 26th November 2008Show using: Metric | Imperial
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