Sabena Douglas DC-6 1955 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-6#mediaviewer/File:Douglas_DC-6B_OO-CTI_Sabena_Ringway_13.11.55_edited-1.jpg
The Douglas DC-6 is a piston two engined airliner and transport aircraft. It was intended as a military aircraft by the end of World War 1.
It was used in the United States Air Force and Navy, the C-118 Liftmaster for USAF and the R6D for the Navy.
The United States improvement on the DC-4 (C-54)
The initial production aircraft, 68 seats for domestic routes and 64 for transatlantic with more crew.
This was the freighter version, fitted with a cargo door on the main deck.
Passenger variety of the DC-6A with out the cargo door.
Swing tail freighter version of the DC-6B.
United States military aircraft, for presidential transport.
C-118Bs converted for staff transport.
For the United States navy, 65 built.
Four RD6-1s converted for staff transport.
Purpose: Airliner and Transport Aircraft
First Flight: February 15 1946
Introduction: March 1947
Status: In limited service
Number Built: 704
Developed from: DC-4