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This product was added to our database on Thursday 4 June 2015.
Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:200 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 200, ISBN/Box HL5013, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster
1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to flake.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.
The Douglas DC-6B first flew on February 10, 1951 with its first scheduled passenger flight on
April 11, 1951 with United Airlines. The DC-6 might have had the same wingspan The more
powerful engines used a 3-bladed propeller capable of reversing pitch for braking. The DC-6B
was the most successful of all the DC series of aircraft with the last of the 288 produced being
delivered on November 17, 1958.
On December 1, 1953 Pan Am received the Douglas DC-6B c/n 44110 registered as N6110C and
named “Clipper Natchez”. The aircraft operated with Pan Am until September 1968 and also wore
the names “Clipper Wiesbaden” and “Clipper Rival”. On September 17, 1968 the aircraft was
sold to Air Lease and then Vagabond Travel, World Travelers, Aero Retardant. In 1973 it was re-
registered as N111CG with Pacific Alaska Airlines and was last operated by Mackey International
Airlines. In 1983 the plane began to be cannibalized for spare parts.
Douglas DC-6B specifications
Type - Long-Range passenger transport
Manufacturer - Douglas Aircraft Co
Crew - 5
Production - 288
4 X 2400-hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800CBI6 Double Wasp
4 X 2500hp R-2800-CB 17 Double Wasp 18-cylinder two-row radial engines
Cruising speed - 315 mph (507 km/h) @ 20,600 ft (6,279 m)
Range with maximum payload – 3,005 miles (4,835 km)
Payload – 24,565Ib (11,143 kg) with seating for up to 102 passengers
Wing Span - 117ft 6 in (35.81 m)
Length - 105ft 7in (32.18m)
Height - 28 ft 8 in (8.74 m)
Wing area - 1,463 sq ft (135.91 m2)
Maximum – 107,000 lb (48,535 kg)
Empty – 58,6351b (26,595 kg)
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