Aviation Photo #1377444: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63 - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines


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  • Peter de Groot
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    McDonnell Douglas
    46019
    411
    PH-DEE
    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    1972
  • 371

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August 09, 2008
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I already had a "new color" PH-DEE in the DB, here is the original color!
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Comments (15)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow great classic shot and great quality!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great picture that nicely displays the best livery KLM ever had! KLM should have painted their retro 737 in this livery..
Anonymous
5 years ago
Best livery indeed,and its a douglas.best machines klm ever had.
Anonymous
5 years ago
WOW, I simply love it!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
What a classic!
Anonymous
4 years ago
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.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Beautiful plane back in the days
Anonymous
4 years ago
Sweet 70's!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow, look like a modern digital photo
Anonymous
4 years ago
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...
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wow. This picture brings you right back in time. The quality is phenomenal. Thanks for posting!
Anonymous
3 years ago
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.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Stunning quality
Anonymous
2 years ago
I flew on one of those between PTY and LIM sometime early 70's.
Anonymous
2 years ago
One of the nicest schemes ever to grace a Super DC-8!