Douglas DC-6

     
 

 

Douglas DC-6

     
 
Variant DC-6 DC-6A DC-6B
Crew Three to Four
Capacity 48-68 Passengers 28,188 lb (12,786 kg) of Cargo 42-89 Passengers
Length 100 ft 7 in (30.66 m) 105 ft 7 in (32.18 m)
Wingspan 117 ft 6 in (35.81 m)
Height 28 ft 5 in (8.66 m)
Wing Area 1,463 sq ft (135.9 m2)
Empty weight 52,567 lb (23,844 kg) 45,862 lb (20,803 kg) 55,357 lb (25,110 kg)
Max takeoff weight 97,200 lb (44,100 kg) 107,200 lb (48,600 kg) 107,000 lb (49,000 kg)
Powerplant (4x)
Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CA15
"Double Wasp" radial engine,
1,800 hp (1,300 kW) with
water injection each
Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
"Double Wasp" radial engine,
2,400 hp (1,800 kW) each
Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB17
"Double Wasp" radial engine,
2,500 hp (1,900 kW) each
Propellers Hamilton Standard 43E60 "Hydromatic" constant-speed props with autofeather and reverse thrust
Cruise speed 311 mph (501 km/h) 315 mph (507 km/h)
Fuel Capacity 4,260 US gallons (16,125 litres)
4,722 US gallons (17,874 litres)
  up to 5,512 US gallons (20,865 litres)
Range 3,983 nmi (7,377 km) 2,948 nmi (5,460 km) Max payload
4,317 nmi (7,995 km) Max fuel
2,610 nmi (4,830 km) Max payload
4,100 nmi (7,600 km) Max fuel
Service ceiling   21,900 ft (6,700 m) 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
Rate of climb 1,070 ft/min (330 m/min)    
 
Role Airliner/transport aircraft
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company
First flight February 15, 1946
Introduction March 1947
Status Out of production, in limited use
Primary users Pan American World Airways
Northwest Orient Airlines
Capital Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Produced 1946 - 1958
Number built 704
Developed from Douglas DC-4
Variants Douglas DC-7

 

 
 

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