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.


Between 1958 and 1967 Olympic Airways operated 13 DC-6B aircraft, 10 were owned by
the airline and 3 were leased from U.A.T. as F-BGSK, F-BGTY and F-BGTZ. In 1958
Olympic received their 4th DC-6B c/n 45539/1010 registered as SX-DAD and named “Isle
of Rhodes”. The aircraft was sold to Concare Aircraft Leasing and registered as N111AD.
In 1973 the aircraft joined the Fuerza Aérea Guatematelca (Guatemalan Air Force) as
FAG 926. In 1986 the DC-6 was operated with the civil registry of TG-WOP. At some
point in its life the aircraft was converted to an (F).



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)

HL5006
Douglas DC-6B
Olympic Airways
"SX-DAD", 1960s
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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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