Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
By kjfitz @ 2008-01-06 16:58:31
This former water bomber is an ex RCAF machine from the 1950's.
The Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" (Navy designation R4Q) was a U.S. military transport aircraft developed from the World War II Fairchild C-82 Packet, designed to carry cargo, personnel, litter patients, and mechanized equipment, and to drop cargo and troops by parachute. The first C-119 made its initial flight in November 1947, and by the time production ceased in 1955, more than 1,100 C-119s had been built. Its cargo hauling ability earned it the nickname "Flying Boxcar."