Ratherbflyin From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 20 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3824 times:
I had originally posted this question in the Hobbies section, since my interest in the DC-8-30 stems from flying it in Flight Simulator. However, I have been unable to get an answer there, so I thought I would try again here. I have been searching for a few weeks now for the ICAO code for the DC-8-30 aircraft. The best I can come up with is DC8H, but that appears to be referring to the entire line of DC-8 aircraft.
Does anyone know where I might be able to locate the code for the actual -30 model? I'm not positive, but I think my trouble with finding the code may stem from the fact that none of that model are still flying. At least I cannot locate any examples still flying. Anything that can point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Ratherbflyin From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 20 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3764 times:
Thanks for the help! I was unaware of that document G4LASRamper, and I think I'll have to hang onto that. A LOT of information there that I haven't come across before (I'm a bit of a data freak ). I had also come up with the DC85, DC86, and DC87 codes, and had postulated that DC83 may be the one I want, but I don't want to commit to it without something to back it up. Unfortunately that "something" is proving to be annoyingly elusive.
Avioniker, I'm afraid I am not familiar with the terms "SRM" or "DPS." Could you possibly elaborate? Those aren't more $880 books like Jane's All the World's Aircraft that I'm currently drooling over (and putting on my Christmas "yeah-right" wish list), are they?
Ratherbflyin From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 20 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3737 times:
I had come across that list as well Zeke. Unfortunately it doesn't mention anything prior to the -50 model. There are a handful of options that I could give up and just settle on (DC8H, DC83, DC8), but I'd still like to find out if there is/was a code for the -30 model. It's one of those things that's going to drive me nuts until I find out what it is.
Avioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3723 times:
I'm sorry. I thought you were referring to the DAC Fuselage/Wing type code used to designate construction type.
Were you referring to the wake code? If so the -30 precedes the standardization of that system at ICAO so it would most likely be an H as well as all the other 8's.
SRM stands for Structural Repair Manual and DPS stands for Douglas Process Standards. These are (were) books that specified repair and manufacturing details to keep planes in service without bothering the engineering departments of the respective manufacturers every time you ding an airplane.
IATA ICAO Wake
Code Code Manufacturer and Aircraft Type / Model Category
D10 DC10 Douglas DC-10 pax H
D11 DC10 Douglas DC-10-10/15 pax H
D1C DC10 Douglas DC-10-30/40 pax H
D1F DC10 Douglas DC-10 all Freighters H
D1M DC10 Douglas DC-10 all Combi models H
D1X DC10 Douglas DC-10-10 Freighter H
D1Y DC10 Douglas DC-10-30 / 40 Freighters H
D3F DC3 Douglas DC-3 Freighter M
D6F DC6 Douglas DC-6A/B/C Freighter M
D8F n/a Douglas DC-8 all Freighters H
D8L DC86 Douglas DC-8-62 pax H
D8M n/a Douglas DC-8 all Combi models H
D8Q DC87 Douglas DC-8-72 pax H
D8T DC85 Douglas DC-8-50 Freighter H
D8X n/a Douglas DC-8-61 / 62 / 63 Freighters H
D8Y DC87 Douglas DC-8-71 / 72 / 73 Freighters H
DC8 n/a Douglas DC-8 all pax models H
DC9 DC9 Douglas DC-9 all pax models M
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Ratherbflyin From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 20 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3713 times:
I apologize if I was not clear enough in my original question. I am actually looking for the 4-character ICAO aircraft type identifier (B744 for Boeing 747-400 aircraft, DC86 for DC-8-60 aircraft, etc) ,for the DC-8-30 model. Now you mentioned that the -30 predates the standardization of ICAO's wake code system, so is it possible that there actually is no type code for the -30 either? If that is the case, then I suppose I will have to be content with using the generic DC8H code.
Ratherbflyin From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 20 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3687 times:
Thanks for the help, everyone. It looks like I'll have to assume that the -30 never had a unique code. Unless of course I can locate a list of codes from the late 60's. That will probably prove to be impossible.
Zeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8244 posts, RR: 74 Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 3678 times:
Quoting Ratherbflyin (Reply 9): Thanks for the help, everyone. It looks like I'll have to assume that the -30 never had a unique code. Unless of course I can locate a list of codes from the late 60's. That will probably prove to be impossible.
I have had another look at ICAO DOC 8643 which is the offical register of types (http://www.icao.int/anb/ais/8643/index.cfm)
Seems the DC8 passenger model code has been deleted, so I think the current official code would be ZZZZ with a remark being made on the flight plan /TYPE DC-8-30
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Ratherbflyin From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 20 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 3659 times:
Thanks again Zeke. I was hoping to find the actual code since I have lately been simulating some Pan Am flights from the late 60's, but I'll settle for what you've found. Thanks again everyone, and hopefully I'll be able to answer some questions myself in the future.