The prototype DC-8 made its first flight in May 1958 adorned with these very sharp looking Douglas house colors. During the DC-8s testing, four different ships were painted in this scheme: N8008D, N8018D, N8028D and N8038D. This set includes the full markings for these four prototype DC-8s, and the instruction sheet includes a diagram of where to cut down the stretch DC-8 kits into this shorter DC-8.

1959 photo of N8038D at PHX from Jon Proctor taken by Bob Proctor.