FAIRCHILD C-82 PACKET

C-82 SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp., Aircraft Division, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Model: Model 78
Designation: C-82
Names: Packet (official), Flying Boxcar (unofficial)
First official flight: (XC-82) 10/09/1944
Factory production period: 1944 - 1948
Primary service period: 1945 - 1954
Last official flight: (C-82A) 1955

C-82 VARIANTS

1944 Model 78 XC-82 1 Total: 001
         
1945 Model 78 C-82A 220  
1945 Model 78 C-82N 3 Total: 223

Grand Total: 224

C-82 PRODUCTION

XC-82
Prototype twin-engined, twin-boom transport.
Second prototype (c/n: 10002), cancelled.
Produced 1944

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (FA)

43-13202 10001

Total: 001

C-82A
As XC-82, engine upgrade,
minor changes.
Produced 1945 - 1948

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (FA)

44-22959 / 44-23058 10003 / 10102  
45-57733 / 45-57832 10103 / 10202  
48-568 / 48-587 10203 / 10222

Total: 220

C-82N
NAA version of C-82A, assigned
model number NA-135.
Produced 1945

North American Dallas, Texas (NT)

45-25436 / 45-25438 135-49496 / 49498

Total: 003

997 additional airframes cancelled.

 

Grand Total: 224

C-82 CONVERSIONS

USAAF / USAF

EC-82A 9 C-82A, 1948-1954, conversions for test duties. 2 (45-57746, 45-57757) were
tracked u/c prototypes with another 17 converted but not redesignated.
JC-82A 4 C-82A, 1949, temp conversions for duties on The Berlin Airlift.
SC-82A 37 C-82A, 1947-1953, SAR conversions with the Air Rescue Service.
XC-82B 1 C-82A(45-57769), 1947-1951, factory modified version with redesigned
fuselage section, engine upgrade, prototype to the C-119 series. XC-82B
was a design designation only, tested as the (Model 105A) XC-119A.
ZC-82N 1 C-82N(45-25438), 1948-1951, redesignation as "obsolete".

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - C-82 Packets in military service with Brazil and Honduras.
 - Conversions by Steward-Davis Inc., California as the Jet-Packet 1600, 3200,
   3400 and Skytruck Mk. I.
 - Many sold on the civil market as cargo aircraft.

FAIRCHILD C-119 FLYING BOXCAR

C-119 SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp., Aircraft Division, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Models: Models 105, 107, 110, 160, 203, 484
Designations: C-119; C-120, C-128, R4Q
Names: Packet (Fairchild / USMC official), Flying Boxcar (USAF official);
Shadow (AC-119G), Skyvan (YC-119H), Stinger (AC-119K),
Packplane (XC-120)
First official flight: (XC-119A) 17/12/1947
Factory production period: 1948 - 1955
Primary service period: 1949 - 1975
Last official flight: (C-119L) 27/09/1975

C-119 VARIANTS

1949 Model 110 C-119B 55  
1949 Model 110 R4Q-1 39  
1950 Model 110 C-119C 304 Total: 0398
         
1952 Model 110 C-119F 245  
1952 Model 110 R4Q-2 58  
1953 Model 110 C-119G 484 Total: 0787

Grand Total: 1185

C-119 PRODUCTION

XC-119A Model 105A, 1947-1951, C-82A (45-57769), factory modified conversion
with redesigned fuselage and engine upgrade. Still officially named as
Packet. Original designation was XC-82B.

C-119B
As XC-119A, wider / strengthened fuselage,
engine upgrade, 4-bladed props, ventral fins
deleted. Most later upgraded to C-119C standards.
Produced 1948 - 1949

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (FA)

48-319 / 48-355
- 1 (48-321), static test airframe.
10301 / 10337    
49-101 / 49-118 10338 / 10355

55

Total: 0055

R4Q-1
USMC / USN version of C-119B / C.
First 8 as C-119B (all later to C-119C
standards), last 31 as C-119C.
Produced 1949 - 1951

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (Q)

BuNo.124324 / 124331 7001 / 7008    
BuNo.126574 / 126582 10543 / 10551    
BuNo.128723 / 128744 10552 / 10573

39

Total: 0039

2 additional airframes cancelled.

C-119C
As C-119B, dorsal fins added, stabilizer extensions
deleted, engine upgrade. Most later upgraded to
C-119G standard. Last batch of 41 intended for
assembly by Kaiser-Frazer, but not delivered.
Produced 1949 - 1953

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (FA)

49-119 / 49-199 10356 / 10436    
50-119 / 50-171 10437 / 10489    
51-2532 / 51-2584 10490 / 10542    
51-2585 10574

 

 
51-2587 / 51-2661 10576 / 10650    
51-8233 / 51-8273 10781 / 10821 304 Total: 0304

YC-119D - 1950, detachable fuselage pod with three main wheel units,
                    cancelled. Original designation was YC-128A.
YC-119E
- 1950, as YC-119D, engine upgrade, cancelled.
                    Original designation was YC-128B.

C-119F
As YC-119F (51-2586), ventral fins added, various
changes. Many later to C-119G standards.
Produced 1952 - 1953

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (FA)

51-2586 10575    
51-2662 / 51-2686 10651 / 10675    
51-2687 / 51-2689
- 3 to Canada as 22101 / 22103.
10676 / 10678    
51-2690 / 51-2716
- 18 to Belgium as CP-1 / CP-18.
10679 / 10705    
51-2717 10759    
51-7968 / 51-8052 mixed 10707 to 10930

142

 
(RCAF) 22104 / 22135 mixed 10735 to 10994

32

 

64 additional airframes cancelled.

Kaiser Mfg. Corp. (Kaiser-Frazer Corp.),
Willow Run, Ypsilanti, Michigan (KM)

51-8098 / 51-8168 101 / 171

71

Total: 0245

R4Q-2
USMC / USN version of C-119F.
Redesignated as C-119F in 1962.
Produced 1953

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (Q)

BuNo.131662 / 131689 10829 / 10856    
BuNo.131690 / 131719 10875 / 10904

58

Total: 0058

C-119G
As C-119F, upgraded props, equipment changes.
Last batch of 88 are a cancelled Kaiser-Frazer contract,
airframes built at Fairchild plant with KM c/n retained.
Produced 1953 - 1955

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (FA)

51-8053 / 51-8063 10931 / 10941    
51-8064 / 51-8097 10958 / 10991    
51-17365 / 51-17367
- 3 to Italy.
10777 / 10779    
52-5840 / 52-5954 mixed 10999 to 11141    
52-6000 / 52-6058
- 22 to Belgium as CP-19 / CP-40.
- 37 to Italy as
MM52-6000 / MM52-6020,
mixed MM52-6024 to MM52-6057.
mixed 10826 to 11146    
52-9981, 52-9982 11142, 11143    
53-3136 / 53-3222 mixed 11147 to 11238    
53-4637 / 53-4662
- 26 to India as IK441 / IK466.
mixed 11101 to 11313    
53-7826 / 53-7884 mixed 11239 to 11318

 

 
53-8069 / 53-8156 172 / 259 484 Total: 0484
45 additional airframes cancelled.

 

Grand Total: 1185

C-119 CONVERSIONS

USAF

C-119A 1 XC-119A, 1948-1949, "X" dropped after acceptance by USAF.
(EC-119A) 1 C-119A, 1949-1951, redesignation for ECM tests, wingtip radomes.
EC-119B 1+ C-119B, "E"xempt conversions for test duties.
EC-119C 1 C-119C, 1951, conversion for tandem main landing gear tests. 
C-119CF 116 C-119C(51-2587 / 51-2661, 51-8233 / 51-8273), 1951, factory
deliveries with "C" engines and "F" upgrades.
YC-119F 1 C-119C(51-2586), 1951, prototype factory conversion with
engine upgrade. Later upgraded to C-119F standards.
AC-119G 26 Shadow
C-119G, 1968-1973, Vietnam gunships with four miniguns,
extra armour, flare launches and radar. Conversions by
Fairchild-Hiller Corp., Florida.
JC-119G 9 C-119G, 1960, recovery aircraft for Discoverer satellite program.
YC-119H 1 Model 160, Skyvan
C-119C(51-2585), 1952, prototype factory conversion with
long-span wings for heavier loads. Redesigned tail section,
underwing fuel tanks.
C-119J 68 Model 203
50 C-119F / 18 C-119G, 1956, rear fitted "beaver-tail" in-flight
opening cargo doors. Some conversions to Italy.
(EC-119J) 4 C-119J, conversions for satellite tracking.
(MC-119J) 5 C-119J, conversions for medivac duties.
(VC-119J) 3 C-119J, Italian conversions as VIP transports.
YC-119K 2 Model 484
C-119G(52-5932, 53-3142), 1967, prototype with engine upgrade,
two jet-pods. Conversions by Fairchild-Hiller Corp., Maryland.
C-119K 11 Model 484
C-119G, 1968, upgraded engines plus jet-assisted propulsion.
Conversions by Fairchild-Hiller Corp., Maryland.
AC-119K 26 Model 484, Stinger
C-119G, 1968-1973, jet-assisted gunships, four miniguns,
two 20mm cannons, updated equipment. Conversions by
Fairchild-Hiller Corp., Florida.
C-119L 24 C-119G, conversions with 3-bladed props.
(RC-119L) 2 C-119L, especially equipped reconnaissance aircraft.
XC-120 1 Model 107, Packplane
C-119B(48-330), 1950, prototype factory conversion with
detachable fuselage cargo pod. New c/n: 8001.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - C-119 Flying Boxcars sold directly to Belgium, Canada, India and Italy.
 - Surplus aircraft later to Brazil, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Jordan, Morocco,
   Norway, South Vietnam, Spain and Taiwan.
 - Conversions by Steward-Davis Inc., California as the Jet-Pak C-119
   and STOLmaster.
 - Many sold on the civilian market as cargo transports, fire bombers etc.

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