FLYING BOXCAR
FLYING BOXCAR

Manufacturer

FAIRCHILD

Markings:

907th Troop Carrier Squadron, Clinton County AFB, Ohio, 1963

Designation:

C-119C

Serial Number:

49-0157

FAIRCHILD C-119C FLYING BOXCAR

Developed from the C-82 Packet the Flying Boxcar was slightly larger than the C-82 and featured strengthened wings and more powerful engines to allow larger, heavier cargos to be carried. It was the primary medium cargo aircraft for the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. The C-119s were used extensively during the war to airdrop troops and supplies to United Nations forces fighting in Korea. Just over 300 C-119C were built starting in 1949. Flying Boxcars served with the U.S. Air Force in many different roles until the early 1970s and the Taiwanese Air Force used at least 30 of them until early 2001.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 109 ft 3 in
  • Length: 86 ft 6 in
  • Height: 26 ft 6 in
  • Weight: 74,000 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 281 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 21,580 ft
  • Range: 1,630 miles
  • Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA radials, 3,500 horsepower each
  • Crew: 6, 62 troops