The Douglas DC-6 was originally as a response to US military airlift needs. As more
powerful engines became available Douglas was able to develop a stretched version of
1949. This aircraft soon became a favorite of cargo carrying airlines. The DC-6 went on
to become Douglas Aircraft’s most successful four engined piston airliner.
The Douglas R6D-1 was the USN version of the DC-6A while the C-118A was the USAF
version.


In September 1950 Pan American World Airways ordered 45 DC-6B aircraft. The first Pan
Am aircraft made its maiden flight on May 1, 1952 on the New York to London route. On
April 26, 1954 Pan Am took possession of N5121V MSN 44121/470 and named it
“Clipper Splendid”. This aircraft operated with Pan Am until March 2, 1961 when it was
sold to Loftleidir and registered as TF-LLC. After 2 additional owners the aircraft ended
its career being scrapped by the Peruvian Air Force as FAP-380.



Douglas DC-6B specifications

Type - Long-Range passenger transport

Manufacturer - Douglas Aircraft Co

Crew - 5

Production
DC-6B - 288

Powerplant
4 X 2400-hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800CBI6 Double Wasp
or
4 X 2500hp R-2800-CB 17 Double Wasp 18-cylinder two-row radial engines

Performance
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


Dimensions
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)

Weight
Maximum – 107,000 lb  (48,535 kg)
Empty – 58,6351b  (26,595 kg)

HL5001
Douglas DC-6B
Pan Am Airlines "N5121V"
1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Free-spinning propellers.
Rolling wheels.
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.
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