The Douglas DC-6B first flew on February 10, 1951 with its first scheduled passenger flight on
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.


Western Airlines began operations on July 13, 1925 as Western Air Express flying a portion of the
U.S. Mail routes. They also started to carry a few passengers and this became so successful that
WAE began the first scheduled and sustained passenger service in the U.S.. On March 11, 1941
WAE was renamed Western Airlines. In 1986 Western began merger talks with Delta Airlines and
on April 1 1987 Western Airlines ceased to exist. N93126 was built as a Douglas DC-6B c/n
45322 and delivered to Western Airlines in February 1958 as ship #926. After several sales the
aircraft was converted to a DC-6BF and registered as AN-BFN. On June 6, 1979 the aircraft was
making an illegal drug run and the pilot overshot the runway and the aircraft was destroyed but
the crew survived.



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)
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Douglas DC-6B
Western Airlines "N93126"
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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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