This United Airlines DC-8 airplane is a replica scale model of the original aircraft manufactured by Douglas Aircraft Company, now McDonnell Douglas. Douglas Aircraft dominated the commercial aviation industry in the early years. The DC-8 was introduced to United and Delta in 1959 and it was a narrow body aircraft. A total of 556 DC-8s were produced.
The United DC-8 model aircraft is an authentic, extraordinary replica of the original aircraft that has been faithfully reproduced with kiln dried Philippine mahogany wood. Each model is meticulously carved, hand sanded and painted following exact blueprint details of the original aircraft. The result is a handsome, wood airplane sculpture to be admired and enjoyed. It also arrives with an attractive wood base for display.