Douglas DC-6

ICAO aircraft code DC6
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Co.
Country United States
New price USD .7 million (1946)

The Douglas DC-6 is a piston-powered airliner and cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1958.

Specifications

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Douglas DC-6 specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
DC6
Manufacturer
Douglas Aircraft Co.
Manufactured
1946 - 1958
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD .7 million (1946)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
4x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CA15 "Double Wasp"
Piston
Power:
2,400 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
270 Kts
500 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
84 Kts
Travel range:
2,598 Nm
4,811 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
25,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
1070 feet / minute
5.44meter / second
Take Off Distance:
1800 meter - 5,905.44 feet
Landing Distance:
1200 meter - 3,936.96 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
44,100 Kg
97,223 lbs
Max Payload:
12,700 Kg
27,998 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
4,722 gallon
17,875 liter
Baggage Volume:
15.1 m3 / 533 ft3

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About the Douglas DC-6

The Douglas DC-6 is a piston-powered airliner and cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1958. Originally intended as a military transport near the end of World War II, it was reworked after the war to compete with the Lockheed Constellation in the long-range commercial transport market. More than 700 were built and many still fly today in cargo, military, and wildfire control roles.

The DC-6 was known as the C-118 Liftmaster in United States Air Force service and as the R6D in United States Navy service prior to 1962, after which all U.S. Navy variants were also designated as the C-118.

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