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.


VC-118A 53-3240 was built as a VIP transport and delivered to the 1254th Air Transport Wing at
Washington International Airport on December 23, 1955. In July 1961 the 1254th ATW along with
53-3240 were relocated to Andrews AFB. The aircraft soon became President John F Kennedy’s
favorite plane to transport him to the short landing strip at Hyannisport, Massachusetts. President
Lyndon Johnson occasionally used this aircraft. The aircraft is on display at the Pima Air and
Space Museum in Tucson Arizona painted in the scheme Jackie Kennedy had designed.



Specifications for Douglas VC-118 (DC-6)

Produced – 1947
Production number - 29
Serial number - 46-505
Cost - $1.18 million

Dimensions
Wingspan - 117 ft. 6 in
Length - 100 ft. 7 in
Height - 28 ft. 5 in
Weight (maximum) - 93,200 lbs

PERFORMANCE
Engines - 4 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800 with water injection produced 2,400 hp each
Speed
Maximum - 360 mph
Cruising - 320 mph

Range - 4,400 miles
Service ceiling - 31,200 ft
HL5009
VC-118A "53-3240"
USAF
Presidential Transport
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1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to 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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