View Full Version : Douglas DC-6B Print. Frame measures 20 x 18 inches.

09-19-2011, 12:47 PM
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Douglas DC-6B Print. Frame measures 20 x 18 inches. (The glass that was in the frame broke by accident, so all I have is the print and the frame. The glass may have broken during shipping and plastic is recommended if shipping is involved.) The print and the frame are in good cond, some minor water damage at right bottom corner of print. Looks like something that was produced in the 60's.

Sell for $20 plus $15 shipping/handling. Paypal accepted and preferred.

Here's an identical one, print only, that sold on ebay for $22.50 + $4 shipping: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOUGLAS-AIRCRAFT-ISSUED-ART-PRINT-NORTH-AMERICAN-AIRLINES-DC-6B-FLIGHT-/160651863857?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item256798e731#ht_500wt_1287

"The DC-6B, originally powered by Double Wasp engines with Hamilton Standard 43E60 constant speed reversing propellers, was regarded as the ultimate piston-engine airliner from the standpoint of ruggedness, reliability, economical operation and handling qualities."

"The R-2800 was used to power several types of fighters and medium bombers during the war, notably the US Navy's F4U Corsair, with the first prototype Corsair becoming the first-ever single-engine US fighter plane to exceed 400 mph (640 km/h) in level flight during October 1940. The R-2800 also powered the Corsair's naval rival, the Grumman F6F Hellcat, the US Army Air Forces' P-47 Thunderbolt, and the twin-engined B-26 Marauder and A-26 Invader. When the US entered the war in December 1941 there were very quickly some major changes in philosophy, and such long-established engines as the Wright Cyclone and Double Wasp were re-rated on fuel of much higher octane rating (anti-knock value) to give considerably more power, and by 1944 versions of the R-2800 powering late-model P-47s (and other aircraft) had a rating (experimental) of 2,800 hp on 115-grade fuel with water injection."

The DC-6B is the all-passenger variant of DC-6A, without cargo door. Also known as the C-118 Liftmaster in the Air Force and the R6D in the Navy. Produced from 1946-1958. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-6