Alitalia - DC 8 aircraft original poster


Genre: Travel
Artist: Anonymous Artists
Year Printed: c. 1960
Size: 27 x 41 inches
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original vintage poster: ALITALIA DC 8 aircraft. Early 60''s travel poster. Very Good condition. Linen backed. Features a DC-8 flying over the top of the figure 8. The top opening of the 8 has the North American and South American continents. The lower opening of the 8 has Europe, Asia and Africa. Original "ALITALIA DC JET - DC-8" poster, designed by an anonymous artist, and printed by BODONIANA, BOLOGNA circa 1960. Douglas announced the go-ahead of its DC-8 design on June 7, 1955, and development costs were estimated at $450 million. The aircraft was to be powered by four JT3L engines rated at 11,000lbs thrust. The range was quoted as at least 3,700 miles with 125 passengers. The DC-8 was the first Douglas jet-powered transport. It entered service simultaneously with United Airlines and Delta Air Lines on Sept. 18, 1959. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is professional acid-free conservation mounted, linen backed, and in very good condition.

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