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
as the DC-4 but that is all. The DC-6 fuselage was longer and stronger and pressurized.
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.


Douglas DC-6B MSN 44891 was built in 1956 and delivered to Canadian Pacific Airlines
that year. The aircraft was registered as CF-CZE named “Empress of Toronto” with a
fleet number 437. In 1960 the aircraft was converted to a DC-6F, and then in 1961 was
sold to World Airways as N45502. Over the years 44891 had additional registrations, CC-
CEV, CC-PJG and in 1982 N821TA with Trans-Air-Link who finally scrapped the aircraft
in 2003 in Melbourne, Florida. Before scrapping the DC-6 the airline donated the nose
and front end of the fuselage to the Houston based 1940 Air Terminal Museum and the
remaining parts were buried.



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)

HL5005
Douglas DC-6B
Canadian Pacific Airlines
"CF-CZE"
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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.
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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