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Fairchild C-82 Packet

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The Aircraft

The C-82 was designed to meet the need for a large cargo aircraft that could load at near ground level.  The prototype first flew on 10 September 1944 with deliveries beginning in 1945.  Too late to serve in WWII, several were used in the Berlin Airlift to carry assembled 

vehicles into the city.  The Packet was retired in 1954.  Over 200 were built.

In 1947 Fairchild developed an improved Packet which was designated the C-119.

Specifications (C-82A)




Type: Transport
Engines: two 2,100 hp (1566 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-2800-85 radials

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