Eights and Nines Photo CD Review
|Date of Review||November 2017||Title||Eights and Nines|
|ISBN||None||Format||152 very high resolution JPEGs|
Aero Research has released their next photo reference CD, this covering a selection of Douglas DC-8 and DC-9 series aircraft. In this release, roughly 2/3 of the images cover the DC-8 from the dash 20 series through the dash 60 series plus a selection of the re-engined dash 70s. There are a wide variety of liveries presented here that will create some nostalgia among older aviators and enthusiasts as I would see some of these aircraft at the terminals and cargo ramps while I was still actively flying. It was especially impressive to see the LONG dash 70s with their four large CFM56 engines long before the USAF opted to reengine the KC-135s.
The remainder of the coverage looks at a variety of DC-9 aircraft in service ranging from the dash 10 series to the dash 50 series, plus the new models produced under the McDonnell Douglas banner including the MD-81, MD-82, and MD-83. One of the notable examples in this set is DC-9-32 in gloss black and no markings dated 1969. I remember seeing that aircraft a few years later when Hugh Heffner had their trademark bunny head painted on the tail.
For the modeler, you'll see lots of good details and color information for a trip down memory lane or perhaps to tackle a scale airliner kit for a change of pace. For the enthusiast and modeler alike, you can browse through a nice variety of high-resolution images of some very nice aircraft!
This is a nice selection of imagery that you won't find available in such clarity and size. This title is recommended!
My sincere thanks to Aero Research for this review sample!