Following the rapid development of technology during and after
the Second World War, the Douglas DC-6 was developed: the first
airliner to carry out scheduled flights around the world.
The DC-6 could operate at a ceiling of 8,534 meters, had a
range of 4,812 kilometres, and could fly at a speed of 495
kilometres per hour. To accommodate
passengers, the cabin was
pressurized at 1,524 metres while operating at an elevation of
||The Certificate of Authenticity for
the commemorative plate with the following inscription
on the back: "The British Commonwealth Air Training
Plan" in Memory of Those who Served.
The first flight of the DC-6 was on 15 February 1946. The
aircraft proved to be very successful, sustaining 11 years of
production with 704 delivered. Of those manufactured, 167 were
produced in a military version.
The DC-6 was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company, who
merged with the McDonnell Company in 1967. The new company was
called, "McDonnell Douglas." On the 15 December 1996, McDonnell
Douglas joined Boeing.
||A commemorative plate with the
following inscription on the back: "The British
Commonwealth Air Training Plan" in Memory of Those who