The Heyday of Propeller Airliners(1941-1958)

Pan Am Douglas DC-6B

Perhaps the epitome of piston-engine airliner design, the Douglas DC-6B combined unrivalled operating efficiency and reliability. Its slightly stretched fuselage could carry 88 passen¬gers. DC-6Bs entered service with United in 1952, and Pan Am used them to pioneer tourist fares across the Atlantic.

Image number 2000-6158
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives

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