Although there are many DC-6A and C-118 cargo versions in operation around the world, the DC-6B passenger liners were mostly “mothballed” as fiercely competitive airlines clamoured for more speed and greater seating capacities. The DC-6B represented the golden era of “style” flying!!
VIP transport for former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda
VIP transports for former President of Yugoslavia field Marshall Josip Broz Tito.
One of the last passenger DC -GB of its kind, Red Bull owns and flies the other remainder.
Beautifully preserved time capsule.
Total time 11215
Powered by four Pratt & Whitney R2800 CB16 radial piston engines
Number of cylinders: 18 per engine (72 total of 4 engines)
Configuration: Air cooled double row radial
Displacement: 45,75 litres per engine
Diameter: 1,34 m
Length: 2,07 m
Weight: 1,086 kg
Compression ratio: 6,75:1
Hamilton 3 blade, variable pitch with Reverse Thrust.
All 4 Pros AD 81-13-06 r2 were due on Feb2014
1 x NAV/COM/GPS GNC40 GARMIN
1 x NAV/COM KX155 KING
1 x ADF KR87 KING
2 x XPDR DT76A KING
1 x ELT E-ot ACK
2 x Audio Panel KMA25H KING
1 x Radar KWX56 KING T
1 x CD Player AICD111
1 x PA Amplifier AA20-431 NAT
Length: 32,46 m
Wing Span: 35,81 m
Height: 8,73 m
Max Take-off Weight: 47,182 kg
Max Landing Weight: 41,363 kg
Empty Weight: 27,860 kg
Max Cruising Speed: 579 km/h
Normal Cruising Speed: 507 km/h
Approach Speed: 226 km/h
Landing Distance: 800-1,200 m
Take-off Distance: 1,200 – 1,800 m
Crew: 1 Captain, 1 First Officer, 1 Flight Engineer, 1 Flight Technician, 2 Attendants
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