Aviation Photo #0785413 McDonnell Douglas DC-8-72 - Untitled (Jet Aviation)

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... an unforgettable moment to see a takeoff of a DC-8 from Sion airport. The beautiful machine arrived on a VIP flight from Moscow. Very good visible the washing water automatically pumped out just after leaving the runway.
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    Markus Herzig
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    McDonnell Douglas DC-8-72
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    McDonnell Douglas
    Sion (- Sitten)
    January 4, 2005
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Photo Added: February 27, 2005

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13 years ago
Excellent shot, thanks for sharing
10 years ago
What do you mean with: Very good visible the "washing water automatically pumped out" just after leaving the runway. !?
8 years ago
Those engines look huge. what type of engines are those, P&W JT4A or JT3D??? Thanks.
nice pic
8 years ago
Perhaps they are CFM engines as found on some advanced Freighter types, e.g. ones from UPS.
7 years ago
It looks like a big Turbojet fighter with 4 fake engines. Isn't it?
6 years ago

To the visitors below: these are indeed CFM56 engines. The DC-8-72 is a DC-8-62 that was re-engined with CFM later in its life; originally it had P&W JT3D engines. For the DC-8-61 and -63 this conversion was also offered, turning them into -71 and -73 respectively. With the new engines, the Big Eight got improved range, fuel burn, climb performance, and it got an awful lot quieter as well. No -70 Series were delivered new, they were all converted -60 Series.

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