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Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar. Photo. Characteristics.
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar. Photo. Characteristics.

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar. Photo. Characteristics.


A type: Twin-engine tactical transport aircraft

Capacity: A crew of four and up to 62 fully equipped soldiers

Designed on the basis of the aircraft during the war On-82 "Pekit» (Packet - Packet) of "Fairchild» (Fairchild), 223 copy of which was built for the US Army Air Forces during the period from 1945 on 1948 year, the plane C-119 took over from his predecessor very valuable properties of the loading / unloading near the ground, but most of the crew cabin located in front cargo bay than on the top. In addition, the plane "Flying Boxcar» (Flying Boxcar - flying the mail wagon) had a wider fuselage, reinforced wings (which allowed him to carry larger loads) and more powerful engines R-3350, installed instead of engines R-2800, used in C -82.

The first C-119V entered service the US Air Force in December 1949 years, and by the time production ceased in 1955, the Air Force was made 946 «Flying Boxcar", bought a small amount of the Marine Corps. More 141 aircraft was sold abroad for a variety of assistance programs. The aircraft took an active part in the hostilities in the Korean and the Vietnam wars. 26 aircraft AC-119G «Shadow» (Shadow), equipped with Gatling guns and night vision devices, to ensure "Flying Boxcar" role strike aircraft in the Vietnam conflict. The same number of planes AC-119K "Stinger» (Stinger) with rocket boosters were redone in 1966-1967 years of AS-119.

Translated to top 1970-ies in the aviation National Guard, many older aircraft modification C-119 were modified to this stage before the modification J (to distinguish the back door of the "beaver tail", which could be opened in flight). Finally out of service in the Guard in September 1975 years, airplanes "Flying Boxcar" still remain today in the ranks of the Air Force of Taiwan.

Basic data


  • Length: 26,36 m
  • Wingspan: 33,3 m
  • Height: 8,03 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 18 136 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 33 748 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 476 km / h
  • Range: 3669 km

Power point: two engines R-3350-89W «Cyclone" Company "Wright"

Power: 6800 l. from. (5070 kW)

Date of first flight:

  • November 1947 years

The surviving airworthy modifications: C-119B / G and J


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