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Model DC-6
The DC-6A
Role Four-seat tourer
Manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company
Designer Clyde Cessna
First flight 1929
Primary user United States Army Air Corps
Developed from Cessna CW-6

The Cessna Model DC-6 was a 1920s American high-wing four-seat tourer built by the Cessna Aircraft Company. Used by the United States Army Air Corps as the UC-77/UC-77A.

Design and development

The DC-6 was a scaled-down four-seat version of the six-seat Cessna CW-6. It was rolled out in February 1929 and went into production in two versions the DC-6A and DC-6B. Both versions gained type certificates in September 1929. The depression and Wall Street crash reduced demand for the aircraft and only just over 20 of each model were produced. Some aircraft were taken on charge by the USAAC in 1942.


The DC-6B

Model DC-6A
Fitted with a 300hp (224kW) Wright R-975 Whirlwind engine.
Model DC-6B
Fitted with a 225hp (168kW) Wright J-6 engine.
Military designation of four DC-6As impressed into service by the USAAC.
Military designation of four DC-6Bs impressed into service by the USAAC.
  • Note that the designations UC-77B, UC-77C and UC-77D were not DC-6s, they were used for other Cessna models.


United States



  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 

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