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Travel Air 6 / 6000

 

Travelar-A6000
Travelair A-6000-A NC377M s/n A6A-2003

 

In 1929, the Travel Air Company under Walter Beech’s direction developed the 6000 (ATC 100, 2-28, 2-167, 2-234, 2-296). An improved version of the 5000, it sold for $12,000.
 
The Travel 6000 six place cabin monoplane was equipped with a Wright J-5 220 hp engine.
 
 TravAir-6000-01
Travel Air 6000B NC8878
 
The prototype was NX4765 (2-28, superseded by 100).
 
 TravAir-6000-02
Travel Air S-6000B NC9914
 
25 of the 1929 A-6000 were built (ATC 116), priced at $18,000.
 
 TravAir-6000-03
Travel Air A-6000A
 
ATC 2-76 was for eight 7-place conversions, and ATC 2-308 for a 420hp P&W Wasp C version as A-6000-A Special.

 

Almost all were eventually converted under (2-167, 2-234 and 2-296) to 300hp Wright J-6 as S-6000B.
 
 Trav-6000

 

The one Model B-6, built in 1925, was a B-2000 with a 160hp Curtiss C-6 engine, and 31'6" modified wing, without elephant-ears.
 
In 1930 eight Model 6-B were built which were the 6000-B with a 330hp Wright J-6 engine.
 
 TravAir-6B-01
Travel Air 6-B

 

6-B
Engine: Wright J-6, 330hp
Wingspan: 48'7"
Length: 31'5"
Useful load: 1713 lb
Max speed: 135 mph
Cruise speed: 115 mph
Stall: 66 mph
Range: 575 mi

 

6000
Engine: 220hp Wright J-5
Wingspan: 48'7"
Length: 30'10"
Useful load: 1670 lb
Max speed: 120 mph
Cruise speed: 102 mph
Stall: 55 mph
Range: 560 mi
Seats: 6
 
S-6000B
Engine: 300hp Wright J-6

 

A-6000
 Engine: P&W Wasp C, 450hp
 Wingspan: 54'5"
 Length: 31'2"
 Useful load: 2025 lb
 Max speed: 140 mph
 Cruise: 120 mph
 Stall: 60
 Range: 680 mi
 Seats: 6-7
 
A6000A Special
 Engine: P&W Wasp C, 420hp
 Wingspan: 54'5"
 Length: 31'2"
 Seats: 6

 

B-6
Engine: 160hp Curtiss C-6
Wingspan: 31'6"  

 

 

 


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