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.


“Mainliner Des Moines” was originally given to United Airlines DC-3 NC16061 in 1936.
On July 11, 1953 a Douglas DC-6B c/n 44081-395 replaced this DC-3 and was assigned
the name “Mainliner Des Moines”. During its life the aircraft was sold and converted to an
A/B by B&D Aircraft Inc. in Chino California. This converted aircraft was registered as
N66DG and was last owned by Pacific Alaska Airlines who eventually scrapped the
DC-6.



Douglas DC-6B specifications

Type - Long-Range passenger transport

Manufacturer - Douglas Aircraft Co

Crew - 5

Production - 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)

HL5004
Douglas DC-6B
United Airlines
Mainliner
N37568 "Des Moines"
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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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