Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar & C-82 Packet PDF eBook + Manuals

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October 1989

  • Night Prowlers
  • Marine Nightfighters in Korea – F7F, F3D, F4U

November 1996

  • C-82 & C-119, Fairchild’s Flying Cargo Twins
  • Suicide Squadrons, Light Bombers
  • Rendezvous at Mach 1, 50th Anniversary of Breaking the Sound Barrier

January 2004

  • XF-103! Was it ten years too soon?
  • Haulin’ Buns – Cargo transports of the Korean war
  • Flying in Civvies – Factory test pilots
  • Factory Fresh – F-86 Dog Sabre

Manuals & Photos

  • AC-119G Partial Flight Manual, 1971
  • C-82A Handbook, 1954
  • C-119B/C Handbook, 1950
  • C-119F Operating Procedures, 1963
  • C-119G Flight Handbook, 1956
  • And over 280 photos
  • C-119C Specs
  • C-82A Specs
  • XC-120 Specs
  • Videos

General Characteristics

  • Crew: 5 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, radio operator and crew chief)
  • Capacity: 67 troops or 35 stretchers or 27,500 lb (12,500 kg) cargo 
  • Length: 86 ft 6 in (26.37 m)
  • Wingspan: 109 ft 3 in (33.30 m)
  • Height: 26 ft 6 in (8.08 m)
  • Wing area: 1,447 sq ft (134.4 m2)
  • Empty weight: 39,800 lb (18,053 kg)
  • Gross weight: 64,000 lb (29,030 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 74,000 lb (33,566 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 2,800 US gal (2,300 imp gal; 11,000 L)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20W 28-cylinder air-cooled radial engines, 3,500 hp (2,600 kW) each 
  • Propellers: 4-bladed Hamilton-Standard Hydromatic, 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 281 mph (452 km/h, 244 kn) at 18,000 ft (5,500 m)
  • Cruise speed: 200 mph (320 km/h, 170 kn) (70% normal rated power) 
  • Stall speed: 102 mph (164 km/h, 89 kn)
  • Range: 1,770 mi (2,850 km, 1,540 nmi) with 5,500 lb (2,500 kg) cargo
  • Service ceiling: 23,900 ft (7,300 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,010 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
  • Take-off run to 50 ft (15 m): 2,300 ft (700 m)
  • Landing run from 50 ft (15 m): 1,890 ft (580 m)

Variants

XC-119A
The XC-82B modified to production standards, later became C-119A, then EC-119A as an electronics test bed.
C-119B
Production variant with two P&W R-4360-30 engines, 55 built.
C-119C
As C-119B with dorsal fins added and tailplane extensions removed, 303 built.
YC-119D
Project for a version with three-wheeled landing gear and removable pod, was designated XC-128A, none built.
YC-119E
Project for a version of the 119D with two R-3350 engines, was designated XC-128B, none built.
YC-119F
One C-119C modified with two R-3350-85 engines.
C-119F
Production variant, (71 produced by Henry Kaiser with Wright R-3350 engines), 256 built for the USAF and RCAF.
C-119G
As C-119F with different propellers, 480 built, some converted from Fairchild or Kaiser built C-119F.
AC-119G Shadow
C-119G modified as gunships, 26 conversions.
YC-119H
Re-designed version with extended wing and modified tail surface, one converted from a C-119C.
C-119J
C-119F and G converted with a modified rear fuselage, 62 conversions.
EC-119J
Conversions for satellite tracking.
MC-119J
Used for aircraft equipped for medical evacuation role.
RC-119
Reconnaissance aircraft used by the Vietnamese Air Force
YC-119K
One C-119G modified with two General Electric J85 turbojets in underwing pods.
C-119K
Five C-119Gs modified as YC-119K.
AC-119K Stinger
C-119G modified to C-119K standard as gunships, 26 conversions.
C-119L
Modified variant of the C-119Gs, 22 conversions.
XC-120 Packplane
One C-119B converted with removable cargo pod.
C-128
Initially used designation for YC-119D and YC-119E variant.
R4Q-1
United States Navy & United States Marine Corps version of the C-119C, 39 built.
R4Q-2
United States Navy and United States Marine Corps version of the C-119F, later re-designated C-119F, 58 built.

Civilian Modified versions

Steward-Davis Jet-Pak C-119
Civil conversions of Fairchild C-119s with 3,400 lbf (15 kN) Westinghouse J34-WE-36 dorsal jet-pods. Increased take-off weight of 77,000 lb (35,000 kg). 29 jet-pak kits were supplied to the US civil market and 27 to the Indian Air Force.
Steward-Davis Stolmaster
A single C-119 conversion, with quick-attach J34 jet-packs. A single conversion in 1967.

On Display

Belgium

  • CP-10 – C-119G on static display at Melsbroek Air Base in Steenokkerzeel, Flemish Brabant. 
  • CP-46 – C-119G (built by Kaiser as C-119F) on static display at the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History in Brussels. 

Brazil

  • FAB 2304 – C-119G on static display at the 8th Parachute Field Artillery Group in Rio de Janeiro. 
  • FAB 2305 – C-119G on static display at the Museu Aeroespacial at Afonsos Air Force Base in Rio de Janeiro. 

India

  • IK444 – C-119 on static display at the 50th Parachute Brigade’s Officer’s Mess of the former Paratrooper’s Training School in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It has been converted to a bar. 
  • IK450 – C-119G on static display at the Indian Air Force Museum, Palam in New Delhi. This unit is fitted with an external jet-pack. fdds

Italy

  • MM 52-6020 – C-119G on static display at Rivolto Air Base in Codroipo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia. 
  • MM 53-3200 – C-119G on static display at Pisa International Airport in Pisa, Tuscany. 
  • MM 53-8146 – EC-119G on static display at the Piana delle Orme Museum in Borgo Faiti, Lazio. 

South Korea

  • ROKAF 3199 – C-119G on static display at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul. 

Taiwan

  • ROCAF 3120 – C-119G on static display at Pingtung Airport in Pingtung City.  
  • ROCAF 3144 – C-119G on static display at Kao Yuan University in Lujhu, Kaohsiung. 
  • ROCAF 3158 – C-119G on static display at the China University of Science and Technology in Tapei. 
  • ROCAF 3160 – C-119G on static display at Xihujunji Park in Xihu, Changhua. 
  • ROCAF 3183 – C-119L on static display at Military aircraft park in Chang-hua County. 
  • ROCAF 3184 – C-119L on static display at Jiji Township in Nantou County. 
  • ROCAF 3190 – C-119L on static display at Republic of China Air Force Museum in Gangshan, Kaohsiung. 
  • ROCAF 3192 – C-119L on static display at Rushan Visitor Center in Kinmen County. 
  • ROCAF 3202 – C-119L on static display at Yuanzhiluxiuxian Park in Nanhua District, Tainan. 

United States

Airworthy

C-119F
  • 131673 – privately owned in Eagle River, Alaska. 
  • 131695 – privately owned in Eagle River, Alaska. 

On display

C-119B
  • 48-0352 – Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware. 
C-119C
  • 49-0132 – Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. This aircraft also carries civilian registration N13743 and is currently in the markings of “Tanker 81” of Hemet Valley Flying Service of Hemet, California. This aircraft is currently on outdoor display and will be restored to original USAF markings.
  • 49-0157 – Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. 
  • 49-0199 – Castle Air Museum in Atwater, California. This airframe was transferred to the U.S. Forest Service after retirement from the Air Force.
  • 50-0128 – Pope Field near Fayetteville, North Carolina. It is painted as 53-3182. 
  • 51-2566 – Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. 
  • 51-2567 – USAF Airman Heritage Museum at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
C-119F
  • 48-0322 – Milestones of Flight Museum in Palmdale, California. 
  • 51-2675 – U.S. Veterans Museum in Granbury, Texas. It was previously on display at the Pate Museum of Transportation in Cresson, Texas. 
  • 131677 – Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania. This former Marine R4Q is reported to be the last C-119/R4Q operated by the U.S. military.
  • 131679 – Don F. Pratt Museum at Fort Campbell near Clarksville, Tennessee. 
C-119G
  • 51-8024 – Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in Ashland, Nebraska. 
  • 52-5850 – Grissom Air Museum at Grissom Air Reserve Base in Peru, Indiana. 
  • RCAF 22101 – Fort Campbell near Clarksville, Tennessee. 
  • RCAF 22103 – National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, New York. 
  • RCAF 22105 – Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls, New York. 
  • RCAF 22107 – Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill Air Force Base in Roy, Utah. It is painted as the State of Utah and bears the incorrect USAF serial number 52-2107. 
  • RCAF 22111 – Hagerstown Aviation Museum in Hagerstown, Maryland. This airframe was used in the movie Always and was donated by Bob Stanford of Zenith Aviation. 
  • RCAF 22114 – Aerospace Museum of California in McClellan, California. 
  • RCAF 22116 – Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. 
  • RCAF 22118 – Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware.  After its RCAF service it was converted into an air tanker. Delivered to the museum in 1991, it was restored as a C-119G, fake Air Force Serial No. 51-2881. 
  • RCAF 22122 – March Field Air Museum at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. 
  • RCAF 22130 – Lauridsen Aviation Museum in Buckeye, Arizona. This airframe was used in the 2004 movie Flight of the Phoenix
  • RCAF 22134 – Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. 
C-119J
  • 51-8037 – National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. This aircraft was specially modified for the mid-air retrieval of space capsules reentering the atmosphere from orbit. On 19 August 1960 this aircraft made the world’s first mid-air recovery of a capsule returning from space when it “snagged” the parachute lowering the Discoverer 14 satellite at 8,000 feet (2,400 m) altitude 360 miles (580 km) southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. The aircraft was delivered to the museum in November 1963. 
C-119L
  • 53-3144 – Air Commando Park at Hurlburt Field in Mary Esther, Florida. 
  • 53-8084 – Air Park at Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, Arkansas. 
  • 53-8087 – 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. 
R4Q-2
  • 131688 – Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum in Pueblo, Colorado. 
  • 131708 – Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum at Marine Corps Air Station Miramardsff in San Diego, California. 

Under restoration or in storage

C-119F
  • RCAF 22108 – stored at the Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting in Greybull, Wyoming. 
C-119G
  • 53-8073 – stored at Alaska Aviation Museum in Anchorage, Alaska 
  • RCAF 22106 – stored at the Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting in Greybull, Wyoming. 
  • RCAF 22113 – stored at the Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting in Greybull, Wyoming. 
  • RCAF 22135 – stored at the Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting in Greybull, Wyoming.  
C-119L
  • 53-7836 – stored with Everts Air Fuel in Fairbanks, Alaska. 
  • 53-8074 – stored at the Flying J Ranch near Pima, Arizona. 
  • 53-8076 – stored at the Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting in Greybull, Wyoming. 
  • 53-8150 – stored at the Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting in Greybull, Wyoming. 

General Characteristics

  • Crew: three
  • Capacity: 42 troops or 34 stretchers 
  • Length: 77 ft 1 in (23.50 m)
  • Wingspan: 106 ft 5+1?2 in (32.45 m)
  • Height: 26 ft 4 in (8.03 m)
  • Wing area: 1,400 sq ft (130.1 m2)
  • Empty weight: 32,500 lb (14,742 kg)
  • Gross weight: 50,000 lb (22,680 kg) 
  • Max takeoff weight: 54,000 lb (24,494 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 2,600 US gal (2,200 imp gal; 9,800 L) 
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-85 18-cylinder, two-row radial engines, 2,100 hp (1,600 kW) each
  • Propellers: 3-bladed Hamilton Standard Hydromatic, 15 ft 2 in (4.62 m) diameter 

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 248 mph (399 km/h, 216 kn) at 17,500 ft (5,300 m)
  • Cruise speed: 218 mph (351 km/h, 189 kn) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
  • Stall speed: 85 mph (137 km/h, 74 kn) with full flaps 
  • Range: 3,875 mi (6,236 km, 3,367 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 21,200 ft (6,500 m)
  • Rate of climb: 950 ft/min (4.8 m/s)
  • Takeoff distance to 50 ft (15m): 1,100 yd (3,300 ft; 1,000 m)
  • Landing distance from 50 ft (15 m): 625 yd (1,875 ft; 572 m)

Variants

XC-82
Prototype, one built. 
C-82A Packet
Initial production version, 220 built. 
EC-82A
1948, fitted with Firestone-designed tracked landing gear. 13 aircraft allocated for conversion from C-82A, but only one completed. 
XC-82B
1947, fitted with 2650hp Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major radial engines as a precursor to the C-119 series. One converted from a C-82A. 
C-82N
1946, Production aircraft built by North American Aviation. Only three were completed, before the remaining 997 were cancelled. 
Steward-Davis Jet-Packet 1600
1956, civil conversion of Fairchild C-82A with 1,600 pounds-force (7.1 kN) Westinghouse J30-W turbojet booster engine in pod above upper fuselage. At least three converted. 
Steward-Davis Jet-Packet 3200
Conversion of Jet-Packet 1600 with two J30-W engines in above-fuselage pod. One converted in 1957. 
Jet-Packet 3400
Jet-Packet with a 3,250 lbf (14.5 kN) Westinghouse J34-WE-34, or 3,400 lbf (15 kN) Westinghouse J34-WE-36 booster engine. At least four converted from 1962. 
Steward-Davis Jet-Packet II
Airframe weight reduction program to increase cargo weights and increased power from Pratt & Whitney R-2800CB-16 engines. Application applied to at least three Jet-Packet 1600s or 3400s, including the TWA C-82A Ontos
Steward-Davis Skytruck I
1964, C-82A aircraft with 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) takeoff weight, improved performance and a hot-air de-icing system, one converted. The Skytruck brand-name was allegedly the inspiration for Elleston Trevor’s Skytruck in the 1964 novel, The Flight of the Phoenix.
Steward-Davis Skypallet
1965 A C-82A redesign with the fuselage floor separating from the aircraft from nose to tail for large cargoes and the installation of an internal hoist. Only one aircraft was converted. 

General Characteristics

  • Crew: Five (pilot, copilot, flight engineer, two loadmasters)
  • Capacity: 20,000 lb (9,090 kg) (2,700 cu.ft)
  • Length: 82 ft 10 in (25.25 m)
  • Wingspan: 106 ft 6 in (32.46 m)
  • Height: 25 ft 1 in (7.65 m)
  • Wing area: 1,447 sq ft (134.4 m2)
  • Empty weight: 16,195 lb (7,386 kg) (without container) 
  • Gross weight: 51,646 lb (23,426 kg) 
  • Max takeoff weight: 64,000 lb (29,030 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major radial engines, 3,250 hp (2,420 kW) each for takeoff

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 kn (250 mph, 400 km/h) 
  • Cruise speed: 152 kn (175 mph, 282 km/h) 
  • Range: 1,990 nmi (2,290 mi, 3,690 km) 
  • Service ceiling: 23,900 ft (7,300 m) 

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