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Picture of the McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63 aircraft

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More: KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
More: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63
More: Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM)
More: Netherlands, 1972
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PH-DEE (cn 46019/411) I already had a "new color" PH-DEE in the DB, here is the original color!
More: Peter de Groot
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A visitor from United States posted Thu June 19, 2014:
One of the nicest schemes ever to grace a Super DC-8!

A visitor from - posted Thu June 19, 2014:
I flew on one of those between PTY and LIM sometime early 70's.

A visitor from Australia posted Fri May 3, 2013:
Stunning quality

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 12, 2013:
I'll never forget the last DC-8 I flew. It was an United Airlines DC-8-63 with new GE engines. Went from Dulles in DC to Chicago. The DC-8 just felt solid and smooth, what a great aircraft. And the new GE engines made it even more impressive. One of my favorite airplanes. To all the Douglas engineers, well done.

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 26, 2012:
Wow. This picture brings you right back in time. The quality is phenomenal. Thanks for posting!

A visitor from United States posted Mon September 3, 2012:
Brilliant picture of the mighty long DC8! You can almost hear that high-pitched whine of those JT3D's. Brings back sweet memories from the time that I was standing by the runway fence at Schiphol as a little boy, together with my dad. Must have seen PH-DEE in real life back then. I remember thinking: "Oh it's just another DC-8/707/Trident/Caravelle, now bring on the big 747!" And today, how I would love to see (and hear!) these planes once again, while the 747s, even the classics, are still a rather common sight at AMS...

A visitor from - posted Tue January 17, 2012:
Wow, look like a modern digital photo

A visitor from - posted Tue January 17, 2012:
Sweet 70's!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue January 17, 2012:
Beautiful plane back in the days

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue January 17, 2012:
Great shot, great aircraft. I also like the colors a lot, but if I was master of design I would have gone back in time further for the retro jet and gone for the scheme that the Fokker XII's and XVIII's such as the 'Pelikaan' flew in, predominantly black and blue and with the winged logo they only did away with in the late fifties after some thirty years of loyal service! Gotta love these DC jets though, probably oldest jet with tailskid/bumper that I know of.

A visitor from Israel posted Mon December 12, 2011:
What a classic!

A visitor from - posted Thu March 24, 2011:
WOW, I simply love it!!!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed January 26, 2011:
Best livery indeed,and its a douglas.best machines klm ever had.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Fri November 20, 2009:
Great picture that nicely displays the best livery KLM ever had! KLM should have painted their retro 737 in this livery..

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue December 23, 2008:
Wow great classic shot and great quality!

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