DOUGLAS DC-6 & C-118


Title: Douglas DC-6 and C-118

A more powerful, stretched and pressurised version of the DC-4, the DC-6 first flew in 1946, initially as a military transport designated XC-112A. Too late to participate in WW2 the type was developed for post-war civil airline use as the DC-6. 175 civil DC-6 examples were built and as these were replaced in the late 50’s by the first generation of turbo-prop and turbo-jet airliners they were sought after by operators in the lower echelons and remained in service for many more years. Numerous examples continue to serve as fire bombers in the Western US. 166 examples were built for service in the US military as the C-118 and these served until 1965.

This title contains the manufacturers flight manual for the DC-6 and the military flight manual for the C-118. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • Manufacturers Operation Manual for the Douglas DC-6, revised to 15-4-48, with approx 168 pages including numerous fold-out illustrations.
  • USAF Flight Manual for the C-118A and VC-118A, TO 1C-118A-1 dated 15-6-62 revised to 19-7-62, with approx 490 pages.