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

The Douglas DC-6 with serial number 45497/995 was completed on 13 June 1958  and
delivered to its first owner Maritime Central Airways as CF-MCK. MCA was located in
Moncton, New Brunswick, in eastern Canada and the aircraft only accumulated 200
hours before being sold to Eagle Aviation Ltd in January 1959 and registered as G-APSA.
Later Eagle Airways became British Eagle International Airlines. In late 1964 G-ASPA was
traded to Saudi Arabian Airlines and registered as HZ-ADA. In 1971 the aircraft was given
to Yemenia Airlines based in Sana’a and now registered as 4W-ABQ. In 1987 the aircraft
was sold to Instone Airlines where it was overhauled. The aircraft was leased almost
exclusively by Air Atlantic and finally purchased by them.

Douglas DC-6A specifications

Type - cargo transport

Manufacturer - Douglas Aircraft Co

DC-6A - 73

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)

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)

Douglas DC-6A
British Eagle "G-APSA"
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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