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Preserved DC-8s - How Many?  
User currently offlinefanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2005 posts, RR: 3
Posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

How many DC-8s are preserved, that is, on display somewhere (rather than sitting in the boneyard)?

I know of the ORBIS DC-8 preserved at Datangshan, the forward fuselage formerly at Frankfurt and moved to Darmstadt, the forward nose section of a JAL bird in Tokyo, the former JAL -61 in China, the United jetliner in downtown LA, and one or more ex-French Air Force examples at the Musee de l'Air. There are bits and pieces of an former Eastern bird owned by a movie set company as well.

What is the status of this plane?

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Will this one be spared?

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Does anyone know more about this DC-8 used as a home?
http://www.airportjournals.com/Display.cfm?varID=0305005

Pity about those former Alitalia series 40 birds that sat in Oklahoma for so long, as well as Ship One. Have any other examples of this beautiful bird been preserved?


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User currently offlinelh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2381 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3043 times:
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South of FRA there's a preserved forward fuselage section, I'm friend with the team that restores that bird:
Unfortunately the below images where of "low quality" as per the screeners  

Mario
LH526

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20110731_p1311424257.8676mcef-dc-8_2.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20110730_j1311355034.7545mcef-dc-8_1.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20110731_o1311424488.1336mcef-dc-8_4.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20110731_w1311424410.6749mcef-dc-8_3.jpg



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User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

How about the ones still flying as freighters?

User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1938 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

The Dutch aviation museum Aviodrome in Lelystad is currently trying to add a DC-8 to the collection. A DC-8-55F to be precise.

However, due to low funding, the project isn't going very fast at the moment.

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User currently onlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2837 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

Quoting LifelinerOne (Reply 3):
A DC-8-55F to be precise.

Ahhh, the short DC 8, brings back great memories (Affretair, ACS Canada and many more). But where would they get if from (next question: how?) ? If I remember correctly there isn't any short DC 8 flying anymore.


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7808 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

iirc, there was talk about ex MK Airlines 9G-MKA, which has been at Manston for several years.

User currently onlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2837 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 5):
iirc, there was talk about ex MK Airlines 9G-MKA, which has been at Manston for several years.

Ah, that would make sense. Not too far away from the Netherlands.

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I saw that beauty in the late 80ies in FRA when flying for Aero Urugay as CX-BLN   

Quoting fanofjets (Thread starter):
ORBIS DC-8 preserved at Datangshan

In 2010 I went to Datangshan to see the Curtis C46s and saw the ORBIS DC 8 as well. Unfortunately, the weather was horrible:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6065/6031488277_640a3e0ba6_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6146/6032046034_b76ecae990_b.jpg


User currently offlinepenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

there is one in downtown LA painted in United colors.

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