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DC-6 on Ground with Passengers BI2218

DC-6 on Ground with Passengers BI2218

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Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as a long-range military transport. The plane made its maiden flight on February 15, 1946. The key difference between the DC-4 and DC-6 was the DC-6’s larger engines, which were twice as powerful as the engines on the DC-4. The DC-6 was the first Douglas airliner with a pressurized cabin, which enabled it to fly higher and faster, thus taking its passengers “over the weather.” The DC-6 was the most economical commercial aircraft of the propeller era. Its operating costs were among the lowest until jetliners came on the scene. Military versions were produced under the designations C-118 (Air Force) and R6D (Navy). President Harry Truman chose a DC-6 for official use, and christened it the “Independence,” for his hometown in Missouri. During its 12-year production run, Douglas delivered 537 DC-6s, plus 167 military versions.

Note Cards are great for customer communication. Each is printed on 100% Cotton Paper with a recycled envelope individually wrapped 5” x 7”. Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each is canvas hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


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