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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4299 posts, RR: 52
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5748 times:

Does anybody happen to know the approach speed of the DC-6 or DC-7B/C? I cannot find any information on the Boeing website regarding this and am a bit lost on where to look next. Thanks for your help!


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User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1419 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5733 times:

The following web site will give you a lot of info

Approach speed----------125 kts

Landing speed-------------115 kts


Hope this helps


User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26517 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5667 times:

This Boeing document (including many previous Douglas/McDonnell-Douglas types) shows the approach speed as 108 kts for the DC-6A/B and 110 kts for the DC-7C.

User currently onlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6486 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5627 times:

Doesn't it vary according to landing weight like it does on a jet?

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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6958 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5565 times:

Brooks gives the "Approach speed (1.3Vso)" in miles/hour (not knots) at the respective maximum landing weights:

DC4 63500 lb 109
DC7B 102000 133
DC7C 111000 131

L749A 89500 117
L1049G 113000 132
L1649 123000 131

No mention of flap setting.

User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5457 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 3):
Doesn't it vary according to landing weight like it does on a jet?

Very little, unless very light...as in empty.

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