Douglas DC-6 (C-118)

Airliner / Transport Aircraft

Douglas DC-6A © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Douglas DC-6 is a four-engine long-range Airliner with a capacity of maximum 102 passengers produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company. The military variant was the C-118 Liftmaster.
The DC-6 is a development of the Douglas DC-4.
Crew3
Passengersmax. 102
Propulsion4 Radial Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-2800-CB17 Double Wasp
Engine Power (each)1864 kW2500 hp
Speed507 km/h274 kts
  315 mph
Service Ceiling7.620 m25.000 ft
Range4.815 km2.600 NM
2.992 mi.
Empty Weight25.110 kg55.358 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight48.534 kg107.000 lbs
Wing Span35,81 m117 ft 6 in
Wing Area135,9 m²1463 ft²
Length32,18 m105 ft 7 in
Height8,74 m28 ft 8 in
First Flight15.02.1946
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>700
Developed fromDouglas DC-4
ICAO CodeDC6
IATA CodeD6F DC6
Data for (Version)Douglas DC-6B
VariantsDC-6, DC-6A, DC-6B, DC-6C, C-118A, C-118B, R6D-1

[Photo-ID: 697] © Karsten Palt 2007-09-15
Douglas DC-6A, Air Atlantique, G-APSA, c/n 45497 / 995,© Karsten Palt, 2007Douglas
DC-6A
Air Atlantique
Reg.: G-APSA
c/n: 45497 / 995
 
Airport-Days 2007 [Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (EDDH / HAM)]
[Photo-ID: 698] © Karsten Palt 2007-09-15
Douglas DC-6A, Air Atlantique, G-APSA, c/n 45497 / 995,© Karsten Palt, 2007Douglas
DC-6A
Air Atlantique
Reg.: G-APSA
c/n: 45497 / 995
 
Airport-Days 2007 [Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (EDDH / HAM)]
[Photo-ID: 704] © Karsten Palt 2007-09-15
Douglas DC-6B, Flying Bulls, N996DM, c/n 45563 / 1034,© Karsten Palt, 2007Douglas
DC-6B
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N996DM
c/n: 45563 / 1034
 
Airport-Days 2007 [Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (EDDH / HAM)]
[Photo-ID: 705] © Karsten Palt 2007-09-15
Douglas DC-6B, Flying Bulls, N996DM, c/n 45563 / 1034,© Karsten Palt, 2007Douglas
DC-6B
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N996DM
c/n: 45563 / 1034
 
Airport-Days 2007 [Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (EDDH / HAM)]
[Photo-ID: 2143] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Douglas DC-6B, Flying Bulls, N996DM, c/n 45563 / 1034,© Karsten Palt, 2009Douglas
DC-6B
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N996DM
c/n: 45563 / 1034
 
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 2144] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Douglas DC-6B, Flying Bulls, N996DM, c/n 45563 / 1034,© Karsten Palt, 2009Douglas
DC-6B
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N996DM
c/n: 45563 / 1034
 
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 3384] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-11
Douglas DC-6B, Flying Bulls, N996DM, c/n 45563 / 1034,© Karsten Palt, 2010Douglas
DC-6B
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N996DM
c/n: 45563 / 1034
 
ILA Berlin 2010 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 11006] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas VC-118A (DC-6A), United States Air Force (USAF), 53-3240, c/n 44611 / 531,© Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
VC-118A (DC-6A)
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 53-3240
c/n: 44611 / 531
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11007] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas VC-118A (DC-6A), United States Air Force (USAF), 53-3240, c/n 44611 / 531,© Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
VC-118A (DC-6A)
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 53-3240
c/n: 44611 / 531
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]