National Geographic : 1962 Nov
The DC-8F Jet Trader's easy cargo passenger convertibility allows an airline to vary its capacity as its traffic varies. The huge Douglas jet can be converted to any of 11 different cabin arrangements in two hours! Configurations range from all-cargo, with a maximum intercontinental pay load of 95,282 pounds, through nine cargo-passenger versions, to all-passenger, carrying 183 people and their luggage. One intermediate version, for example, will airlift 50,829 pounds of cargo at the ways to airline profits lowest cost per ton-mile in aviation and also provide full jetliner comfort for 75 passengers. Performance of the Jet Trader will equal in all respects that of the Series 50 DC-8 which recently broke jetliner range and payload records in a remarkable flight from Seattle to Tokyo . .. then non-stop from Tokyo to Miami. The latter flight of 8,792 miles was made at an average speed of 634 mph. The Jet Trader will enter service for Trans-Canada Air Lines and Trans International Airlines in 1963. Coming or going, make money with the new Douglas DC-8F "Jet Trader"