1/144 scale Fairchild C-82A Packet - World's first twin-boom cargo transport

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#AA-4082   1/144 scale  Fairchild C-82A Packet  World's first twin-boom cargo transport

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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95 resin parts +

Clear-resin canopies, Decal

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Span 225 mm

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Length 163 mm

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Unit price: US$78

Shipping charge: US$12

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

During outbreak of War World II, the mainstay of cargo freight operations in USAAF was catered by the C-47 Dakota, C-46 Commando and the C-54 Skymaster but they were built as pre-war civil passenger aircraft, not as dedicated cargo aircraft. In 1941, USAAF issued requirement for a large capacity cargo transport aircraft. Fairchild responded with a submission by their Model 78, and Army representatives were impressed with the design. In 1942 Fairchild received contract to build two prototypes designated as the XC-82, competing for the same contract was the Budd RB-1 Conestoga , Curtiss-Wright YC-76 Caravan and Waco YC-62. The first Fairchild XC-82 took to the air in 1944. Further flight tests were so positive that the Army issued Fairchild contract for 100 production C-82A. In 1947, Fairchild developed an improved Packet, which had more powerful engines, increased cargo and weight capacity and a relocated flight deck. The resulting aircraft became the C-119. Due to its obsolescence, the Air Force removed the C-82 from its inventory in 1954.

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Long-range airlifter

To performed long-range cargo operations for the US military

106ft.6in.

77ft.1in.

26ft.4in

2x Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radials engine

248 mph

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14,780 lb. cargo

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Model References

The Fairchild C-82A Packet package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. twin-boom aircrafts as bonus:

The model kit contents decals able to build the early or late version optionally!

The Fairchild C-82A Packet is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S.A.A.F. Transport airplane in late time of World War II

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Douglas C-54 Skymaster

Lockheed C-56/-57 Lodestar

Lockheed C-59/-60 Lodestar

Noorduyn C-64 Norseman

Stout XC-65 Skycar

Lockheed C-69 Constellation

Douglas C-74 Globemaster

Boeing C-75 Stratoliner

Curtiss C-76 Caravan

Cessna C-77

Cessna UC-78 Bibcat

Junkers C-79 (Ju52/3M)

Harlow C-80

Stinson UC-81 Reliant

Fairchild C-82 Packet

Piper C-83 Cub (L-4F)

Douglas C-84

Lockheed UC-85 Orion

Fairchild C-86

Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express

Fairchild C-88

Hamilton C-89

Luscombe C-90Stinson C-91

Akron-Funk UC-92

Budd C-93A Conestoga (RB-1)

Cessna C-94

Taylorcraft UC-95

Fairchild UC-96

Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter

Boeing C-98

Convair XC-99

Northrop UC-100 Gamma

Lockheed UC-101 Vega

Rearwin C-102 Speedster

Grumman UC-103 (F3F)

Lockheed C-104

Boeing C-105 (XB-15)

Cessna C-106

Stout C-107 Skycar III

Boeing YC-109 VIP Transport

Consolidated C-109 Liberator tanker

Douglas C-110

Lockheed C-111 Super Electra

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