Douglas DC-6

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Douglas DC-6
Douglas DC-6 Pan American.png
View of the cockpit
View of the cockpit
Type Airliner, Historical aircraft
Configuration Low wing aircraft
Propulsion Four-engine aircraft, Piston aircraft, Propeller aircraft
Manufacturer Douglas
  • Syd Adams
  • Ron Jensen
--aircraft= dc6
Status Unknown
 Website The website for the Douglas DC-6 developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Douglas DC-6.
Download Download the Douglas DC-6 aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
Liveries Browse the FlightGear livery database for the Douglas DC-6.
Forum 'Douglas DC-6' topic on the FlightGear forum.
License GPLv2+
DC-6 flying by San Fransisco's Golden Gate Bridge

The Douglas DC-6 was a four piston engine airliner. It was based on the DC-4 and featured cabin pressurization and many other improvements.

The aircraft was reviewed in FlightGear Newsletter May 2010, and also featured in a Picture of the week that year.

Useful Specifications

Max Take-Off Wt. 107,000 lbs.
Max Landing Wt. 95,000 lbs.
Empty Wt. 58,340 lbs.
Max Cruising Speed 360 mph 313 kts
Normal Cruising Speed 315 mph 274 kts
Approach Speed 140 mph 122 kts
Landing Speed 127 mph 110 kts
Stall Speed 93 mph 81 kts
Service Ceiling 21,900 feet
6700 m
Landing Distance 800 - 1200 m
2600 - 4000 feet
Take-off Distance 1200 – 1800 m
4000 - 6000 feett

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