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C-119 Flying Boxcar

Country of Origin: USA


The Flying Boxcar, or Packet, was the primary U.S. tactical transport throughout much of the 1950s and 1960s.

The Flying Boxcar had a distinctive configuration, featuring a boxy fuselage pod (hence the nickname) with unstepped windshield and clamshell doors in the rear of the pod, high-set wing and two piston engines in nacelles that blended with long tailbooms. A tailplane connected the two tailfins. The "gull-wing" center section had anhedral out to the nacelle and slight...

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