Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar - TAM, Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kb7ywl
N 38° 16.159 W 121° 55.806
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Quick Description: Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar s/n RCAF 22134 Displayed as 53-22134
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2012 4:11:54 AM
Waymark Code: WME5NP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (Navy and Marine Corps designation R4Q) was an American military transport aircraft developed from the WW II-era Fairchild C-82 Packet, designed to carry cargo, personnel, litter patients, and mechanized equipment, and to drop cargo and troops by parachute. Its cargo-hauling ability and unusual appearance earned it the nickname "Flying Boxcar". During the Vietnam War, 52 C-119's were converted to AC-119G and AC-119K gunship standards. Entering combat in 1969, these aircraft were equipped with four 7.62mm mini-guns capable of firing 6,000 rounds per minute, and also carried the AVQ-8 night vision/illumination system and parachute flares.

The first C-119 made its initial flight in November 1947, with introduction in December 1949. By the time production ceased in 1955, 1,183 C-119s had been built. The C-119 flew with the Air Force and Reserves and also with the Royal Canadian Air Force until 1965s.

This aircraft, C-119G RCAF s/n 22134, was built in Fairchild's Hagerstown, MD, and delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force in October 1953. After being surplused, she was used in a pest control capacity until being donated to the Museum in October of 1988.

Crew: 5
Pax: 62 troops/35 stretchers
Power Plant: 2× 3,500 hp Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20 Wasp Major 28-cylinder radial engines
- Span: 109' 4"
- Length: 86' 6"
- Height: 26' 3"
- Empty: 40,000 lb
- Maximum: 74,000 lb
- Speed:
- - Max: 296 mph @ 17,000 ft
- - Cruise: 200 mph
- Range: 1,770 miles
- Ceiling: 23,900 ft
- Climb: 1,010 fpm

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Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar

Tail Number: (S/N): s/n RCAF 22134 Displayed as 53-22134

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Located at Travis Air Museum, Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA

inside / outside: outside

Other Information::
JIMMY DOOLITTLE AIR & SPACE MUSEUM Building 80 461 Burgan Bl Travis AFB, CA 94535 Mailing Address: 400 Brennan Circle Travis AFB, CA 94535 Office: (707) 424-5605 Gift Shop: (707) 424-4450 Email: TravisAirMuseum@travis.af.mil Museum Link: http://jimmydoolittlemuseum.org/index.html Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-4pm Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Federal holidays Escort hours (no military ID) 9am-(around) 3pm Docent tours on a call-ahead basis. Air park hours: Everyday until dark Admission is free. Gift shop in the museum 10am-3pm Picnic area next door. If you will require a base visitor access pass, please read Access to Travis Air Force Base.

Access restrictions:
Located at Travis Air Museum, Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA Access to Travis Air Force Base If you are traveling to the Travis Air Museum and you do not have someone with official access to Travis Air Force Base to sponsor you, you will need to have an escort sponsor you and bring you to the Museum. You will be required go to the Travis Air Force Base Visitors Center to present a valid drivers license, vehicle registration, current proof of insurance for each vehicle, and submit to a criminal background check. Be advised this is required for all vehicles regardless of type. If a bus or other commercial vehicle will be used, please collect vehicle and driver information to include drivers license, vehicle type, company owner, and contact information, for the vehicle company, and be prepared to provide it upon request. In addition, a valid photo ID is required for all visitors age 18 and older. Please contact the Travis Air Force Base Visitors Center for all questions concerning access to the base and museum. Once this process has been completed and you have a pass, you will be escorted by authorized personnel to the Travis Air Museum. This pass is only valid for travel to and from the Travis Air Museum, is only valid for a specified time, and is not authorized for any other travel on Travis Air Force Base. If you wish a tour of the base or more information please contact the Travis Air Force Base Public Affairs office.

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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