- 26 May 2006
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http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1512961648048918155wQlQmWAside from the re-engined DC-7D shown previously, Douglas proposed this interesting idea for its DC-8 back in 1946. The unusual aircraft was powered by two engines arranged in tandem turning contra-rotating pusher propellers. The DC-8 airliner enthusiasts have come to love is, of course, a vastly different design. Source: Waddington, Terry Douglas DC-8 (Miami, FL: World Transport Press), 1996, p. 8.
joncarrfarrelly said:Just received this link to an AB Aerotransport document for sale in Sweden showing a four-engined DC-8 "Skyking Junior",
contra-props at front and rear.