Douglas DC-6

As the old topic was closed:

I decided to recreate the request

#About aircraft

The Douglas DC-6 is a piston-powered airliner and transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1958. Originally intended as a military transport near the end of World War II, it was reworked after the war to compete with the Lockheed Constellation in the long-range commercial transport market. More than 700 were built and many still fly today in cargo, military, and wildfire control roles.

The DC-6 was known as the C-118 Liftmaster in United States Air Force service and as the R6D in United States Navy service prior to 1962, after which all U.S. Navy variants were also designated as the C-118.


Crew: 3-4 people
Capacity: 48-68 passengers
Length: 100 ft (30.66 m)
Wingspan: 117 (35.81 m)
Height: 28 ft (8.66 m)
Wingspan: 4 XPratt & Whitney R-2800-CA15
“Double Wasp” radial engine,
2,400 hp (1,800 kW) with
water injection each
Proppelers: Hamilton Standard 43E60 “Hydromatic” constant-speed props with autofeather and reverse thrust
Range: 3,983 nmi (7,377 km)
Service celling Undefined for normal DC-6
Rate of climb: 1,070 ft/min (330 m/min)

#Current operators

->One DC-6A, G-APSA, is based in the UK and available for private charter.[11]
->One DC-6B is in use by Red Bull in Salzburg, Austria.
->One DC-6B V5-NCG “Bateleur” is in use with Namibia Commercial Aviation. This was the last DC–>6 off the Douglas production line and the last DC-6 in the world in passenger configuration still flying commercially.
As of 2010, several are in use as freighters or waterbombers in Canada. They are no longer used as retardant bombers in the western United States.
As of July 2016, Everts Air Cargo in Alaska operates eleven DC-6s and two C-46s, with several more in storage. Their sister company Everts Air Fuel operates three DC-6 and two C-46.

#Full documentary


Nice and thorough post! I think that if the thoroughness of the information like what you have posted, is not included on #features requests, it should be closed. People are more than likely spamming feature requests these days. Excellent job! This made me so happy! 😂


No, I don’t like it, I don’t want any more old or small planes, I want new, modern, large planes in infinite flight, examples- Concorde, A350, 777X, 737max etc


Okay, what aircraft are currently “old”, other than the P-38 and Spitfire.

We just got a 787 about 5 months back (give or take).

I’m not going to go there.


You don’t want anymore small planes? Theres only a few, compared to the plethora of large ones. Not sure what your referencing. Incase you missed out on it, the 787 is pretty new, large and modern. You don’t have to comment on everything you dislike. ☝🏼


Old aircaft such as the spitfire and P-38,[quote=“Kevin, post:4, topic:106964”]
We just got a 787 about 5 months back
Yes, and?


Yes I know, I want MORE modern and large aircaft :)

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I said both of those aircraft… :)

The last thing we need (IMO and others) is another heavy, the 787 and A350 are very alike.

The Concorde was pretty old, hasn’t been used in over a decade.

I’ll stop now, going off topic now, you can PM me if needed :)

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You can’t get any more modern than the 787. lol. You mentioned something about the Concorde, about how you want that. Last I checked the Concorde isn’t modern. It hasn’t flown since 2003. Again, please don’t bring your dislikes into a feature you have absolutely no desire for. It’s just unneeded off topic discussions. Not going to continue in your little game.


Come on guys, let’s get back on topic.


The Concorde is NOT modern. It was made in 1969.


Wonderful request. Many thanks for making it as detailed as possible. :)


Great feature request well thought up to. Wish I wasn’t out of likes as I would love to see this in the sim and it’s also amazing to watch it take off out of PANC as I get to see it almost everyday


I definitely like this aircraft. Older aircraft like this bring the pilot back to flying where the new modern jets can almost fly them selves. I wish we had a different voting system where we had more votes or something for features. Im all out… Just removedy vote from one to give back to here hope we get it.


Thanks for bringing this back, would love to have this aircraft on IF :)


An old and slow airplane like this must. If only this post would be able to be seen more. I may make a post about how I believe that voting should be done from in the IF app so that everyone who is part of Infinite Flight will be able to give in what they believe. Feature requests can be made from the community, and put on a survey in the app as I’m sure many people would be more than likely happy to give their opinion as to what airplane should be added next.


What a beauty! I need this in my collection.

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I very much so agree with you. We need a big, slow, heavy to fly airplane like this that just looks beautiful in the sky. Autopilot ruins the fun when in this case you must be on full guard at all time for your speed and pitch.


the concorde is old too.

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I think it would be a great idea!

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