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Aeromotive Pr0ns - Douglas DC-6

It's 1946 and the Douglas Aircraft Company introduces a piston-powered airliner and transport plane that they initially thought or hoped would be used for military transport at the behest of the US Air Force. Unfortunately for them, WWII ended sooner than expected, the Air Force reneged and they had to change their plans a bit, working it over for longer-range transport. Phlip note - I would LOVE to be able to issue directives that say something like "I want something that dos this, this, this and this... All of you present me with them, and I will reimburse you for your time spent doing it, then I will buy them from you when you produce them. ... no, wait... Don't need it anymore. Tough break, maybe next time, homie!" I find it kind of refreshing to look back over these posts and see that they actually DID use piston-powered engines in some of these, instead of the "everything is a damned jet" we have nowadays. Something about 4 enormous radial engines thu