Aeroclassics AC219469 – 1/200 Scale DC-8-12 Diecast Model
|Length||22.9 cm||9.01 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||21.7 cm||8.54 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Stair truck model included
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand not included.
Aeroclassics 1/200 Scale Douglas DC-8-12 Diecast Model – AC219469
Aeroclassics AC219469 diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Douglas DC-8-12, registration N8002U, “Jet Mainliner Long Beach” in United Airlines livery. This DC-8 first flew in December 1958 and delivered to United in the latter half of 1959. Initially used in United’s DC-8 development programme, the aircraft did not enter passenger service until May 1961, remained with the airline until February 1978, when onsold. A mainline flight is operated by the parent airline, rather than regional subsidiaries or alliances.
United Airlines, Inc, an American airline, the third largest in the world, operates domestic and international services. A founding member of the Star Alliance. Regional routes, run by independent carriers, use the United Express brand. William Boeing’s United Aircraft and Transport Corporation (UATC) formed United Air Lines Inc on March 28, 1931. In October 2010, UAL changed its name to United Continental Holdings and in 2011 merged with Continental Airlines.
The Douglas DC-8 is an American four-engine mid to long-range narrow-body jet airliner that first flew on May 30, 1958, and entered service on September 18, 1959, with Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. DC-8 production ran from 1958 until 1972 with 556 airframes completed. Douglas and McDonnell Aircraft Corporation merged in 1967 to form McDonnell Douglas. On August 21, 1961, a Douglas DC-8, while in a controlled dive, became the first commercial aircraft of any type to break the sound barrier. Early models used the same airframe and differed only in engines and capability.
Aeroclassics AC219469 – 1/200 scale diecast model of the Douglas DC-8-12, registration N8002U, “Jet Mainliner Long Beach” in United Airlines livery