Almost all of UA
's DC-8-21's were repainted in the 1974 livery. The only DC-8's that were not, were the DC-8-33's acquired from Pan Am that were numbered N8201U-->. I flew on N8001U after it was repainted from ORD
in late May, 1976. I can't tell from that model what interior the aircraft has. The DC-8-21's had palomar seats with the reading lamps removed and replaced by the audio channel selectors, volume control, and female headset plugs. There were two lounges, one in forward in first, and a five seat with table in the aft across from the galley. A close up could tell us if the interior was correct. I suspect that that model, and if you look closely, the repaint isnt great, was originally a DC-8-10 in the original UA
1958 livery, and someone repainted it. In early 1968, a similar model of the 737-222, with the cut away, was displayed at MLI prior to the 4/28/68 start of 737 jet service. Prior to that date, many UA
cities, such as MLI, CID
, MKG, LAN, MBS, FNT, and others did not have any jet service and were served with DC-6, DC-6B and Viscount equipment.