Sheet #

 Runway 30


Revell 1/144 DC-8



Review By:

Scott Van Aken


Bicentennial Scheme


During the American Bicentennial in 1976, many military aircraft sported special paint schemes for the celebration. Not only were military aircraft so decorated, but several civil airlines did so as well. None were quite as spectacular for the time as ONA (Overseas National Airways), a charter service that predominantly flew DC-8s. There were two schemes produced; one as on this sheet that is somewhat reminiscent of the flag of the Confederacy on a blue and red aircraft, and another; shown in a separate review, that had the aft section in streamers of white and red.

Not surprisingly, the aircraft were registered N1776R and N1976P, this scheme being N1976P. A very nice sheet and one that is quite unusual. Probably the only downfall of the sheets are the callouts for using Pactra paints!! On top of that, finding a Revell 1/144 DC-8 isn't as easy as what it used to be. Hopefully Revell will choose to reissue this kit in the near future.

Review copy courtesy of me and my wallet!! If any of you manufacturers or shop owners want to send products for review and building, please contact me.