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      Post #75387, posted on 05-04-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I need 2 of these sheets for a project I am working on. Willing to pay for these sheets. Also read somewhere that you could make a short 8 from this sheet. Anyone tried it yet? Inquiring modeling mind wants to know.

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      Post #75407, posted on 05-06-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Because the windows and door outlines are printed on the fuselage stripes it would be, at the very least, a serious challenge to adapt the Minicraft Eastern DC-8-63 decal to a short DC-8.

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      Post #75408, posted on 05-07-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I think you could probably do it. I used the MC decals to make a Flight of Fancy Eastern Roden DC-7C. Really careful cutting and positioning, but it actually worked.

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      Post #75411, posted on 05-07-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Which is precisely why I dislike windows printed ON the cheatline. Leave that line solid, please.
      Makes the product more versatile. Also allows you to use windows of your choice, or none at all.

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      Because the windows and door outlines are printed on the fuselage stripes it would be, at the very least, a serious challenge to adapt the Minicraft Eastern DC-8-63 decal to a short DC-8.

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      Post #75727, posted on 05-27-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Greetings!

      Just a bit of trivia for those who like trivia... The six Eastern DC-8-63 airplanes were unique. They were designated DC-8-63PF. No, they were not freighters and did not have an upper deck cargo door, but they were built with the much strengthened cargo floor of the freighter variants. They were the only pure passenger models so equipped. Eastern ordered them to have equipment suitable for military contracts to operate to the Far East and Vietnam should their bids for such lucrative contracts be successful. In the end Eastern did receive some MAC contracts, but I don't think that they operated any to Vietnam, and I saw one of these DC-8's climbing out of Howard AFB in the Canal Zone one day around 1971.

      The Arrow Air DC-8 that crashed in Gander on December 12, 1985, killing all 256 souls onboard, was a former Eastern DC-8-63PF. May they all RIP, and may God have mercy on their souls.

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      Post #75728, posted on 05-27-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Which leads to cloudy memory. Not that any movie is accurate whatsoever. But wasn’t it an EA DC-8 at the end of Good Morning Vietnam? So maybe they did fly a flight there?!

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      Post #75731, posted on 05-28-2020 GMT-5 hours    
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      XRadar :But wasn’t it an EA DC-8 at the end of Good Morning Vietnam?


      The DC-8 in "Good Morning, Vietnam" was painted as a United aircraft.

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      Post #75775, posted on 05-29-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Trivia....who doesn't like trivia at Airlinercafe

      The six DC8-63PF certainly are interesting. Two went on to fly for Airborne Express. A friend and I photo'd one way back when at SJC getting some windshield work done. The Airborne Express planes each had two different registrations with Airborne but there were only 2 ex-Eastern planes.

      As Jeff mentioned one was the Arrow Air crash plane.

      One flew for Emery and another UPS.

      Yet another was destroyed by a bomb on the ground with UTA. The plane was on an hour layover. Unlucky to have bombs onboard but so lucky that they detonated on the ground and that the plane had been evacuated before the large explosion.


      UTA DC-8 F-BOLL operated on a flight from Brazzaville to Paris with an intermediate stop N'Djamena. The aircraft arrived at N'Djamena and was parked on the apron for a one hour stopover. Shortly afterwards a small bomb exploded in the baggage compartment. An evacuation was carried out and twenty minutes later, another explosion occurred in the central baggage compartment, destroying the aircraft.


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      Greetings!

      Just a bit of trivia for those who like trivia... The six Eastern DC-8-63 airplanes were unique. They were designated DC-8-63PF. No, they were not freighters and did not have an upper deck cargo door, but they were built with the much strengthened cargo floor of the freighter variants. They were the only pure passenger models so equipped. Eastern ordered them to have equipment suitable for military contracts to operate to the Far East and Vietnam should their bids for such lucrative contracts be successful. In the end Eastern did receive some MAC contracts, but I don't think that they operated any to Vietnam, and I saw one of these DC-8's climbing out of Howard AFB in the Canal Zone one day around 1971.

      The Arrow Air DC-8 that crashed in Gander on December 12, 1985, killing all 256 souls onboard, was a former Eastern DC-8-63PF. May they all RIP, and may God have mercy on their souls.

      Regards,
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      Post #75787, posted on 05-29-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Jodie!

      Now I can have one more beer!

      Keep em separated!
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      Post #75952, posted on 06-20-2020 GMT-5 hours    
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      Which leads to cloudy memory. Not that any movie is accurate whatsoever. But wasn’t it an EA DC-8 at the end of Good Morning Vietnam? So maybe they did fly a flight there?!



      It seems EA did some military charters to Europe with their "stretch" '8s so it would seem entirely possible they also operated some to 'nam.

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      Post #75963, posted on 06-21-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      While on the subject of Eastern's DC-8-63PF, there is something also very unique about the aircraft.
      Does anyone know what is the small bump right on the end of the rear fuselage.
      Is it a lamp or a rear sensor of some description? I have not seen it on any other DC-8.
      It is shown clearly in this view in subsequent SAS ownership.

      https://www.airliners.net/photo/Scandinavian-Airlines-SAS/McDonnell-Douglas-DC-8-63PF/460621/L?qsp=eJxtjrEOwjAMRP/FcwZopFJlowsjDPyA5RiIVNrI9kBV9d9pGomJ7e6e5bsFaBqNP3afM0MAZRR6gYOMgm%2BFsAAmIcGH9aiJ6lnXNkf3AxceWf4jCN53h5MDncT6eSuIaHwm4mwcoeZXiSwFsdLe/CxLmiJZbtX5drMxaR5w/8KGaYB1/QJdhz7m

      Any help would be appreciated.