Specifications for the
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Paratroop and Supplies Transport / Gunship Aircraft
Focus Model: Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Fairchild Corporation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1947
Production Total: 1,112
Crew: 4 + 40
Length: 86.48 ft (26.36 m)
Width: 109.32 ft (33.32 m)
Height: 26.25ft (8.00 m)
Weight (Empty): 39,800 lb (18,053 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 85,001 lb (38,556 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Wright R-3350-89 Cyclone 18-cylinder radial engines delivering 3,500hp each.
Maximum Speed: 217 mph (350 kmh; 189 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,771 miles (2,850 km)
Service Ceiling: 23,901 ft (7,285 m; 4.5 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
XC-82 - Prototype Model Series Designation
C-82 "Packet" - Initial Production Model Designation; highly modified to produce the C-119 variant; longer nose assembly distinguishes C-82 from C-119 design.
C-82A - Only Production Version of the C-82 series; 220 examples produced.
XC-82B - Secondary Prototype highly modified form of the C-82; would become the C-119 model series in the C-119B model.
C-119 - Base Series Designation
C-119B - Initial Production Model of the C-119 "Flying Boxcar"; structural strengthening throughout; increased cargo carrying capacity; fitted with 3,500hp R-4360-20 radial engines; 55 examples produced.
C-119C - Fitted with R-4360-20WA engines; dorsal fin extensions added; sans tailplane outboard of vertical tail surfaces; 303 examples produced.
C-119F - Modifications throughout; ventral fins added; 212 produced.
C-119G - Replaced propeller systems; improved equipment; 480 examples produced.
AC-119G - Gunship Variant Model; conversions of the C-119G model series; later standardized into AC-119K model series of gunships.
AC-119K - Gunship Standard Designation
C-119J - Revised C-119F and C-119G transport models to feature an inflight operable rear door on fuselage pod; some were modified C-119C and C-119G models with 2 x General Electric J85-GE-17 2,850lb thrust turbojet engines underwing for boosting.
C-119L - C-119G models updated with new propeller systems; updated throughout.
RQ-4 - US Navy Standard Designation
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