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Pratt & Whitney's Record Behind the DC-6 Record (1947)


Pratt & Whitney Aircraft placed this advert on the cover of AVIATION magazine in May 1947 noting ‘the record behind the record’ after a United Air Lines DC-6 set a transcontinental record on March 29 flying from Los Angeles to New York in 6 hours, 47 minutes and 13 seconds.

The company credits its [Double Wasp] engines for the Mainliner's six mile a minute record: “the most widely used, most dependable aircraft engines in the world."

► Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight content from the magazine's long and rich history, including viewpoints from the industry's most iconic names and stories that have helped change the shape of the industry.

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