Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar II

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Fairchild
Markings
907th Troop Carrier Squadron, Clinton County AFB, Ohio, 1963
Designation
C-119C
Serial Number
49-0157

Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar II

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