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

Developed on the basis of the aircraft of the times of the war C-82 "Packet" package of Fairchild company, 223 of which was built for the US Army Air Force in the period from 1945 to 1948 year, the C-119 aircraft adopted from its predecessor Very valuable properties of loading / unloading near the ground, but the crew cabin was located in front of the cargo compartment rather than on its top. In addition, the Flying Boxcar had a wider fuselage, reinforced wings (which allowed it to carry larger loads) and more powerful R-3350 engines installed in place of the R-2800 engines used in the C -82.

The first C-119V aircraft was put into operation by the US Air Force in December of 1949, and by the time its production ceased in 1955, the Air Force had accepted 946 "Flighting Bokskar", a small number had been acquired by the Marine Corps. Another 141 aircraft was sold abroad for a variety of assistance programs. The aircraft actively participated in military operations both in the Korean and Vietnamese wars. 26 AC-119G "Shadow" aircraft equipped with Gatling guns and night vision devices, which provided the "Flighting Bokskar" the role of a strike aircraft in the Vietnam conflict. The same number of AS-119K aircraft "Stinger" with rocket boosters was converted into 1966-1967 from 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