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Eights and Nines

Eights and Nines Photo CD Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2017 Title Eights and Nines
Publisher Aero Research Published 2017
ISBN None Format 152 very high resolution JPEGs
MSRP (USD) $12.95


Eights and Nines
Eights and Nines
Eights and Nines

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!

You can purchase this reference or any of their other photo CDs directly from their website or via email

My sincere thanks to Aero Research for this review sample!