Supersonic DC-8

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  1. Graeme

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    I have always been under the impression that the Tu-144 and Concorde were the only two transport aircraft to achieve supersonic status-until now. Any others?

    The DC-8 Supersonic Flight
     
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    Very cool article.

    The reason they do not count the DC-8 though is because it is actually a Subsonic aircraft.

    Very cool that they were able to do so though.
     
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    Interesting...

    The DC-8 in some respects was superior to the 707. A bit more complicated, it was built like a brick. I was involved in a few "C" checks on them and we like to call them "leaky eights."
     
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    The USAF still uses them for Evacuation and Medivac.
     
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