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.

Douglas DC-6B MSN 45550 / 1032 was completed in 1958 and delivered to the CAT (Civil Air
Transport) in Taiwan as B-1006. With the arrival of DC-6 service the airline began the “Mandarin
Flight”. The aircraft décor reflected the Chinese heritage and personalized service was first and
foremost. The airline operated this scheduled passenger service throughout the Orient and was
extremely popular. In 1968 B-1006 was sold to Royal Air Lao, then Trans Continental and finally
Air Atlantique as G-SIXC. It now is a restaurant in Coventry.

Douglas DC-6B specifications

Type - Long-Range passenger transport

Manufacturer - Douglas Aircraft Co

Crew - 5

Production - 288

4 X 2400-hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800CBI6 Double Wasp
4 X 2500hp R-2800-CB 17 Double Wasp 18-cylinder two-row radial engines

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

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)

Maximum – 107,000 lb  (48,535 kg)
Empty – 58,6351b  (26,595 kg)
Douglas DC-6B
Civil Air Transport, 1958
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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.