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Douglas DC-6B Olympic Airways "SX-DAD", 1960s
General Background
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 as the DC-4 but that is all. The DC-6 fuselage was longer and stronger and pressurized. 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.
Specifications :
Type : cargo transport
Manufacturer : Douglas Aircraft Co
Production : DC-6B - 73
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
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
Length: 105ft 7in (32.18m)
Height: 28 ft 8 in (8.74 m)
Wing Span: 117ft 6 in (35.81 m)
Wing area: 1,463 sq ft (135.91 m²)
Maximum: 107,000 lb (48,535 kg)
Empty: 58,6351b (26,595 kg)