DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 30 Posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6629 times:
Okay, you have to read my points before you answer.
The Delta a/c in the lower left is a ______? I know, you're thinking, "That's easy, a DC-8." But wait! It doesn't exactly look like a DC-8, I posted another DL DC-8 at the closest angle possible so that you can compare. It isn't a Convair, because it doesn't have the distinctive black nose cone. To me, it sorta looks like a 707, but did DL operate a one-off, or something like that. . .I am unaware of such an event.
1. It looks like a Boeing nose.
2. The silver belly ends to far short of the nose (where a DL DC-8 silver belly would be normally).
3. The emergency door behind the cockpit is to close to the glass to be a DC-8.
Jmsintexas From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6279 times:
I think it is a DC-8. I don't believe it is a Convair. Besides the fact that they were no longer in the DL fleet by 1980, if you look at the pic below, you will see that the DL Convairs had much more black paint on the nose than the DC-8s do. The nose of the plane in the Flying Tigers photograph is painted like a DC-8.