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Douglas DC-6

A Canadian Pacific DC-6 lifts offFollowing 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 six kilometres.


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. Read More...

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 Served. Read More...

 

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