Douglas DC-8-62H

Aircraft Data

The 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 Super 62 was intended for long range operations and featured only a modest 6ft 8in stretch compared to the Series 50, greater wing span, revised engine nacelles and pylons and significantly increased fuel capacity.

Summary data for Douglas DC-8 62
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA196667203159 - 189

Power

4 x Pratt & Whitney JT3D/TF33 (16000 - 21000 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses the JT3D-3B, rated at 18000lb thrust


Dimensions

Dimensions for Douglas DC-8 62
Length157 ft. 5 in.
Wing Span148 ft. 5 in.
Height43 ft. 5 in.
Empty Weight148,900 lbs.
Max Weight325,000 lbs.

Performance

Performance of Douglas DC-8 62
Max Speed581 mph
Ceiling35,000 ft.
Max Range5,200nm

Updated 26th November 2008

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Douglas DC-8-62H

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February 1978
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182159

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