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.
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Are my eyes playing tricks on me?