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readytotaxi
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What Is All That Space?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:50 pm

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1217978/M/

Can someone pls tell me what all that forward space without the windows was used for way back when?
Seems very large for a galley.
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ajd1992
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RE: What Is All That Space?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:54 pm

More than likely coat rooms and galley. Maybe a first class bathroom too, they're quite big.
 
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RE: What Is All That Space?

Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:31 am

Standard interior configuration for the DC-8-62/72 series was as follows:

Forward of the R-1 Door was an almost U-shaped galley preceded by two lavatories and a stowage closet. Immediately aft of the R-1 door was another galley fitting then it stared w/ rows of seats all the way to the aft where the rear door was flanked on both sides by galley fittings. On the left hand side seating started immediately aft of the L-1 door and ran uninterrupted all the way to the aft left door. Just beyond the aft left door was another galley fitting and a stowage closet. Three additional lavs were nestled into the tail-cone in a very tight configuration. The aircraft was certificated for 189 passengers in an all coach arrangement w/ 34" pitch between rows.

I am not sure what JAL's exact configuration was with first / coach mixed. Galley and lav fittings on the DC-8 series were pretty standardized by Douglas.
 
flashflyguy
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RE: What Is All That Space?

Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:40 am

Atlantaflyboy beat me to it....

Here is a diagram


Did earlier DC-8's also have the forward lounge area opposite the forward galley, like the B707's, at least in international service? I would think they could have.
 
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RE: What Is All That Space?

Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:56 am

And don't forget the DC-8 had a flight engineer position behind the first officer's seat which took up further space.

Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 3):
Did earlier DC-8's also have the forward lounge area opposite the forward galley, like the B707's, at least in international service? I would think they could have.
Yes, almost all the early DC-8-10 through -50 series had a first class lounge ahead of the galley on the right side. Aircraft with the lounge have 2 windows in that area. The -60 series had several optional cabin layouts with and without the lounge. Two DC-8-63 variations below:

Forward galley and lounge. Lavatories on left side behind the passenger door.


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Photo © Aad van der Voet


No lounge and galley located behind the forward cabin, just ahead of the wing.


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Photo © Paul Kipping

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[Edited 2007-06-03 22:59:44]
 
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RE: What Is All That Space?

Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:12 pm

Thanks for the info Viscount724. Interesting that the lounge location was variable on the DC-8.
 
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RE: What Is All That Space?

Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:28 pm

Thanks guys for the very detailed info, great work all.
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