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United received its first delivery of DC-6s in October 1946, just in time to compete with Lockheed 049 Constellations.The DC-6 was slightly faster and more economical to fly than the Connie. By the early 1950s , United operated 43 DC-6Bs. The last DC-6 was delivered to United in 1958 and the last one retired from the line in 1970. United wasn't interested in buying any turboprops, the company preferred to go right from props to jets, but in 1961 United acquired Capital Airlines and ended up operating 47 Viscounts. United found that the Viscount fit quit nicely on routes under 200 miles operated the Viscounts for 10 years.
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United Airlines DC-6B "Mainliner Colors" N37566Review by James F
On 400scalehanger.com, there are long discussions as to whether the color of this plane is correct. Some say it is too light, some say it is too dark. There is only one picture on Airliners.net of this particular aircraft. The colors look darker in the image than the model itself. One must realize that the aircraft paint jobs faded with time. The first DC-6s flew for United in October, 1946 and the last one was delivered to United 1958 and all of them retired by 1970. Forty three DC-6s worked for United. (Posted on 9/28/2010)