The C-119, developed from the WW II Fairchild C-82, was designed to carry cargo, personnel, litter patients, and mechanized equipment, and to drop cargo and troops by parachute. This widely used twin-boom transport was a more powerful development of the C-82, powered by the R-3350 or R-4360 radials.
Used in Vietnam by the French and US forces, the C-119 was a capable aircraft, but complicated to operate and hard to fly on one engine. It carried cargo, personnel, litter patients and mechanized equipment and could drop troops and cargo by parachute. For airdrops, the rear loading doors were often removed. In addition to the U.S. forces, the air forces of Canada, Belgium, Italy and India also received C-119s.
This Miltary Aircraft Model has a wingspan of 12 1/8" and is 14 7/8" in length.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, this beautiful replica model design is molded in a high quality and sturdy Mahogany wood. Each model then passes through several stages of priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
All models come with a mahogany display stand to present your aircraft in style! Perfect item or gift for that Military Aviation memorabilia or Aircraft Model enthusiast! Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!