Douglas DC-8-72

DC-8-72 is a long-range passenger aircraft developed by the American company Douglas. It is a modification of the DC-8-62 aircraft. Certification of the DC-8-72 aircraft was completed in September 1982. The DC-8-72AF cargo aircraft can carry loads of 40.7 tons.

In early April 1986, the last DC-8-72 aircraft was delivered, after which the program for re-equipping the aircraft with new turbofan engines was completed and Kammakorp was liquidated. The aircraft is equipped with the usual avionics system with electromechanical data display facilities. The propulsion system consists of 4 turbofan engines CFM International CFM56-2C1 (with a thrust of 9990 kgs each). Re-equipment of DC-8-62 aircraft was carried out in 1982-1986.


  • Modification: DC-8-72
  • Wingspan, m: 45.50
  • Length of the aircraft, m: 47.70
  • The height of the aircraft, m: 12.90
  • Wing Area, m2: 272.00
  • Weight kg: empty equipped aircraft 69500; take-off maximum 152,000
  • Engine: 4 turbofan engine CFM International CFM56-2C1
  • Maximum thrust, kgs: 4 x 9990
  • Maximum speed, km / h: 930
  • Cruising speed, km / h: 890
  • Ferry range, km: 11500
  • Practical range, km: 10780
  • Practical ceiling, m: 12800
  • Crew: 4
  • Payload: 162 passengers in two-class cabins or 189 passengers in economy class or up to 18,900 kg of commercial cargo (maximum – 40,700 kg).
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