Fairchild C-82 Packet

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The C-82 Packet is a twin-engined, twin-boom cargo aircraft designed and built by Fairchild Aircraft.wikipedia
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Twin-boom aircraft

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The C-82 Packet is a twin-engined, twin-boom cargo aircraft designed and built by Fairchild Aircraft.
Examples include the C-82 Packet, C-119 Flying Boxcar, Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy, IAI Arava and Transavia PL-12 Airtruk.

Fairchild Aircraft

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The C-82 Packet is a twin-engined, twin-boom cargo aircraft designed and built by Fairchild Aircraft.
During World War II, Fairchild produced PT-19/PT-23/PT-26 (Cornell) and AT-21 Gunner trainers, C-82 Packet transports and drones.

Cargo aircraft

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The C-82 Packet is a twin-engined, twin-boom cargo aircraft designed and built by Fairchild Aircraft.
For instance, the US's C-82 Packet featured a removable cargo area, while the C-123 Provider introduced the now-common rear fuselage/upswept tail shaping to allow for a much larger rear loading ramp.

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar

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A redesign of the XC-82B would result in the production of the C-119 Flying Boxcar.
The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (Navy and Marine Corps designation R4Q) is an American military transport aircraft developed from the World War II-era Fairchild C-82 Packet, designed to carry cargo, personnel, litter patients, and mechanized equipment, and to drop cargo and troops by parachute.

Hagerstown, Maryland

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The aircraft were built at the Fairchild factory in Hagerstown, Maryland, with deliveries beginning in 1945 and ending in September 1948.
Among Fairchild's products during World War II were PT-19/PT-23/PT-26 (Cornell) and AT-21 trainers, C-82 "Packet" cargo planes and missiles.

Packet boat

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It was used briefly by the United States Army Air Forces and the successor United States Air Force following World War II. The aircraft was named as a tribute to the packet boats that hauled mail, passengers and freight in Europe and its colonies, including North American rivers and canals, for most of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The C-82 Packet twin-engined, twin-boom cargo aircraft designed and built by Fairchild Aircraft was named as a tribute to the packet boat.

Berlin Blockade

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During the Berlin Blockade, five C-82 aircraft carried large disassembled earthmoving equipment into the city to enable the construction of Berlin-Tegel Airport in the fall of 1948.
Using the five largest American C-82 Packet transports, it was possible to fly the machinery into West Berlin.

Serviços Aéreos Cruzeiro do Sul

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11 January 1958: a Fairchild C-82A-FA Packet registration PP-CEH on a training flight, while on initial climb from Rio de Janeiro lost altitude, struck a barrier and crashed in Guanabara Bay. Two of the crew members died.

The Flight of the Phoenix (1965 film)

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The C-82 is perhaps best known for its role in the 1964 novel, The Flight of the Phoenix, and Robert Aldrich's original 1965 film version.
Frank Towns (James Stewart) is the pilot of a twin-engine Fairchild C-82 Packet cargo plane flying from Jaghbub to Benghazi in Libya; Lew Moran (Richard Attenborough) is the navigator.

Mexicana de Aviación

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1956 Fairchild C-82 Packet

TaleSpin

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The C-82, although with added amphibious ability, was the basis for the airplane in Disney's TaleSpin cartoon.
Together, they are the crew of Higher for Hire's only aircraft, a 20-year-old modified Conwing L-16 (a fictitious aircraft using elements from the Fairchild C-82 transport, Grumman HU-16 amphibian, and a Consolidated PBY-3.) named the Sea Duck.

Hagerstown Owls

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Instead of using the major league nickname, they chose to be called the Hagerstown Packets in tribute to the C-82.
The name was a reference to the Fairchild C-82 Packet military transport aircraft built in Hagerstown during the 1940s.

1944 in aviation

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September 10 – Fairchild XC-82, prototype of the Fairchild C-82 Packet

United States Army Air Forces

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It was used briefly by the United States Army Air Forces and the successor United States Air Force following World War II. The aircraft was named as a tribute to the packet boats that hauled mail, passengers and freight in Europe and its colonies, including North American rivers and canals, for most of the 18th and 19th centuries.

United States Air Force

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It was used briefly by the United States Army Air Forces and the successor United States Air Force following World War II. The aircraft was named as a tribute to the packet boats that hauled mail, passengers and freight in Europe and its colonies, including North American rivers and canals, for most of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Curtiss C-46 Commando

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Developed by Fairchild, the C-82 was intended as a heavy-lift cargo aircraft to succeed prewar civilian designs like the Curtiss C-46 Commando and Douglas C-47 Dakota using non-critical materials in its construction, primarily plywood and steel, so as not to compete with the production of combat aircraft.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

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Developed by Fairchild, the C-82 was intended as a heavy-lift cargo aircraft to succeed prewar civilian designs like the Curtiss C-46 Commando and Douglas C-47 Dakota using non-critical materials in its construction, primarily plywood and steel, so as not to compete with the production of combat aircraft.

Empennage

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It featured a rear-loading ramp with wide doors and an empennage set 14 feet off the ground that permitted trucks and trailers to back up to the doors without obstruction.

Paratrooper

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Most were used for cargo and troop transport, although a few were used for paratroop operations or towing military gliders.

Military glider

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Most were used for cargo and troop transport, although a few were used for paratroop operations or towing military gliders.

Berlin Tegel Airport

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During the Berlin Blockade, five C-82 aircraft carried large disassembled earthmoving equipment into the city to enable the construction of Berlin-Tegel Airport in the fall of 1948.

Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major

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1947, fitted with 2650hp Pratt & Whitney R-4360 radial engines as a precursor to the C-119 series. One converted from a C-82A.

North American Aviation

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1946, Production aircraft built by North American Aviation. Only three were completed, before the remaining 997 were cancelled.

Westinghouse J30

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1956, civil conversion of Fairchild C-82A with 1600 lbf Westinghouse J30-W turbojet booster engine in pod above upper fuselage. At least three converted.

Turbojet

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1956, civil conversion of Fairchild C-82A with 1600 lbf Westinghouse J30-W turbojet booster engine in pod above upper fuselage. At least three converted.